Medical Malpractice Lawyers Barrie
Barrie residents looking for medical malpractice lawyers can get in touch with Neinstein
Despite the regularity with which newborn children are successfully delivered in Canada, childbirth can be one of the most vulnerable times in a mother or young child’s life. Obstetricians practicing in the Canadian healthcare system are expected to answer patients’ questions, fully explain the birthing procedure, and see both the mother and the newborn child safely through the delivery. However, even in the most reliable healthcare systems, mistakes can be made which cause serious birthing injuries and may lead to an obstetrical malpractice claim.
Compared with other members of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Canada has high rates of obstetric trauma with and without birthing instruments. In 2011, the rate of obstetric trauma during vaginal delivery with an instrument was 17 per 100 deliveries in Canadian hospitals, nearly three times higher than the average OECD rate of six per 100 deliveries. The rate of obstetric trauma during vaginal delivery without an instrument, meanwhile, was 3.1 per 100 deliveries, compared to an OECD average of 1.6 per 100 deliveries.
In obstetrical malpractice cases, there are a number of ways to measure the health and quality of care provided to the patient, and Neinstein’s team of medical malpractice lawyers can help. For instance, injuries like birthing canal tears during vaginal delivery, or extended tearing to the perineal muscles and bowel wall can generally be avoided. While some tears are unpreventable, the risk of injury will be reduced by proper obstetric care. The prevalence of these injuries increases with the use of birthing instruments such as forceps or extraction vacuums. Patients should be made aware of this fact, and all risks associated with the delivery should be clearly communicated.
Considering Canada’s unfortunately high rate of obstetric trauma, it is natural for families of expecting mothers to feel some nervousness as the delivery date approaches. Medical malpractice lawyers can help protect your family against obstetric errors, and in the unfortunate case of a birthing injury, will allow you to focus your attention on the mother and newborn child. In the face of tragedy, a medical malpractice lawyer can outline your options and help you navigate an often confusing and difficult time.
If you feel that either you or a loved one has grounds for a medical malpractice claim, you should contact a lawyer to assess your potential case. At Neinstein, you can consult with our medical malpractice lawyers without obligations or fees. Medical malpractice claims are complicated, and our lawyers are well-versed in both the legal sphere and in healthcare protocols.
Not only does the Neinstein team of medical malpractice lawyers have a breadth of experience in assessing birthing injuries, including Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Brachial Plexus (Shoulder Dystocia), and Perinatal Stroke, they also understand the mental trauma that can accompany a serious medical injury. Neinstein will take care of your legal proceedings, leaving you and your family to focus on recovery and support.
If you live in Barrie and believe that you have a legitimate medical malpractice claim, contact one of Neinstein & Associate’s experienced medical malpractice lawyers for a free consultation today.
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