The birth of a child should be among the most joyous times in a parent’s life.
But despite its status as an advanced nation, the United States lags behind many other developed countries when it comes to preventing serious and fatal birth injuries to mother and child. Infact, the U.S. has the highest maternal death rate of any industrialized country, making it the most dangerous developed country in the world for mother’s giving birth, according to a USA Today investigation.
When it comes to infant mortality, the U.S. ranks 33 out of 36 developed nations, with a birth risk that is 71 percent higher than average, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Birth injuries are a type of medical malpractice claim, which allege injury caused by a medical professional as a result of neglect, providing the wrong treatment, providing inadequate treatment, failure to diagnose, or other common cause of preventable medical injury. These claims seek to ensure all of the necessary resources are available for the current and future treatment needs of mother and child, and/or to correct instances of negligence in an effort to prevent other families from suffering similar negligence in the future.
Families dealing with a birth injury are often overwhelmed. But the cost of medical care and treatment can be astronomical as hospitals continue to bill for treatment of conditions caused by medical error. Reaching out to an experienced birth injury lawyer in Denver is the best thing you can do to protect your rights as you focus on family and recovery.
Birth Injuries - Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims focus on whether a treatment provider deviated from the standard of care that would have been expected of another professional under the same circumstances.
Medical errors are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, accounting for between 250,000 and 440,000 preventable deaths each year. By some estimates, about 1 in 4 medical malpractice claims involve obstetrics or gynecology, making birth injuries among the most common types of medical malpractice claims in the United States.
Birth injury medical malpractice cases in Colorado will focus on the actions or inactions of medical professionals and require significant experience and access to outside medical experts and consultants. In addition to proving negligence, building a comprehensive claim for all of the current and future damages to which a family is entitled is critical to winning justice for families.
Ken Fiedler Injury Law provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.
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