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Failure to diagnose risks during childbirth can prove disastrous

There are a variety of issues that could arise from complications during childbirth and identifying any potential concerns in a timely manner could prove vital to protecting the child's well-being. Failure to diagnose any possible risks could lead to an unfortunate scenario that may leave a child in Illinois with long-term or permanent damage. A family in another state has reportedly filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor after complications left their child with a permanent brachial plexus injury.

According to reports, the incident began when the woman visited the doctor to begin undergoing prenatal care. The lawsuit states that during her care, she exhibited signs that indicated a possible risk of shoulder dystocia. The lawsuit asserts that these sings should have prompted the doctor to inform the woman of the possible risks and offer to perform a cesarean section.

However, the lawsuit states that the doctor chose to ignore the risks and perform a vaginal delivery. The family claims that complications during the delivery prompted medical professionals to use excessive force that ultimately left the child in intensive care. The family states that the incident left him with a permanent brachial plexus injury and they say that his condition will have an adverse impact on his life.

Serious injuries that stem from a failure to diagnose potential risks during childbirth can have a lingering impact on a child's well-being. Those who encounter such negligence may wish to exercise their right to seek accountability through the civil justice system, and they could choose to retain the services of an experienced attorney for assistance in the process. An attorney can examine the child's injuries and resulting financial needs and assist a client in Illinois in pursuing the compensation entitled through a medical malpractice claim.

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