Birth injury malpractice DC can occur when a medical professional is negligent or makes a medical mistake during a patient’s delivery, resulting in a permanent injury or even death.
Birth injury malpractice DC attorneys, like those at Perry Charnoff, should have decades of experience with this type of litigation in order to approach every case with the skills and knowledge to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
Study Shows Higher Risk of Delivery Complications on Holidays
According to the Legal Examiner, the New York Times reviewed a study that demonstrated that compared to weekday delivery during the daytime, the risk of delivery complications was 21% higher at nighttime, 9% higher on weekends, and 29% higher on holidays. Additionally, teaching hospitals have a 28% increased risk of delivery complications in the month of July, which is when students begin their training. The study also showed that within shifts there was a ‘decrease in occupational performance per additional hour worked.’
Despite significant advancements in medical technology in recent years, infant mortality rates are still considerably high. According to the CDC, there were over 23,000 infant deaths in 2016 alone. There are almost 600 infant deaths for every 100,000 live births. When infant injuries or death are the result of medical negligence, victims may have recourse through medical malpractice lawsuits. When a family experiences the injury or even loss of an infant, legal recourse may be the last thing on their minds. However, when a medical professional is held accountable for negligence, it can prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future.
If you believe you may have a birth injury malpractice DC case, call us at (703) 291-6650 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
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