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Postpartum Medical Negligence

Are You A Victim Of Postpartum Medical Negligence?

While we often think of birth injuries as injuries during the birthing process, they can also occur after the birth, when mothers and newborn babies are particularly vulnerable. If you, your infant or another loved one was injured by postpartum medical negligence, turn to the experienced birth injury lawyers at DeLuca & Associates, LTD.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your options for financial recovery: (401)-453-1500  toll free. With law offices in Providence, we represent clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Common Types Of Medical Negligence After Birth

There are many steps that medical professionals must take after a birth to ensure the safety and health of both the mother and infant. Failure to take proper care of the mother or child may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Common Instances Of Postpartum Medical Negligence Include:


Administering the wrong medicine or wrong dose of medicine

Failing to treat jaundice appropriately
Failing to recognize newborn distress or distress in the mother
Improperly transferring an infant away from, or failing to transfer an infant to, neonatal intensive care (or a mother to intensive care)

Anesthesia mistakes after birth


Failing to recognize and treat a maternal infection, pulmonary embolism, postpartum hemorrhage, maternal bleeding or a bowel obstruction

How To Prove Postpartum Malpractice

Like any birth injury, there are certain things you need to prove in order to recover compensation for medical malpractice. For example, you must be able to show that the doctor or other medical professional failed to follow the established standard of care for his or her profession. In other words, did the doctor act inappropriately or contrary to what he or she should have done?

You must also be able to show that your injury would not have occurred but for your doctor’s action or inaction. If you would have experienced the same injury even if you had received better care, you cannot bring a medical malpractice lawsuit for postpartum negligence.

No Attorney’s Fees Unless You Recover Money, So You Have Nothing To Lose

If you believe you are the victim of postpartum medical malpractice, or if you are unsure but would like to discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact us for a free consultation: (401) 453-1500  toll free. If we decide to work together, you will not pay us any attorney’s fees until and unless we recover compensation for you.

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