When a delivery room physician helps a mother give birth, they have a responsibility to attend to both the infant and the mother’s medical needs. This means that mothers will need to be monitored throughout the process, as they can suffer severe health complications without proper attention from the delivery room staff.
If your injuries could have been avoided by the proper monitoring or treatment procedures from a delivery room physician, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation. To discuss what options are available to help you financially, contact the St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.
Caring for Mother and Child
The responsibility of any delivery room doctor is to provide medical care for both the mother and the child. In many cases, a mother will make it healthily through the process, while the child may need additional attention. However, there are some serious issues that may arise for some mothers during birth.
Doctors need to make sure they provide adequate treatment for mothers through the following steps:
Carefully monitoring a mother’s health
Explaining possible complications and treatments
Providing immediate medical care if necessary
Providing care for any post-birth needs
Using sterilized equipment to avoid spreading an infection
If doctors fail to properly care for a mother in need, she may develop serious health complications as a result. This can lead to a variety of different health problems, including contracting an infection, serious bleeding concerns, and seizures.
If you’ve suffered unnecessarily because of a doctor’s lack of adequate care in the delivery room, we may be able to help you file for financial compensation for these injuries. For a free consultation regarding your next steps, contact the St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.