• Most lawsuits arising out of labor and delivery negligence are
brought against obstetricians/gynecologists, labor and delivery
nurses, anesthesiologists and other medical providers who are
alleged to have been negligent in the management of labor and
delivery of a child is damaged in the process. Most of these lawsuits
do not include claims of negligence in prenatal or postpartum care.
Labor and delivery negligence can occur when a physician or
medical provider in the labor and delivery process had not correctly
monitored the fetus during labor for signs of oxygen deprivation. In
addition, cases of negligence occur frequently where there is a
• Labor and delivery negligence lawsuits can arise out of a doctor’s or
nurse’s negligence during childbirth. These errors may cause grave
injury to the baby and harm to mother. The most common errors
associated with childbirth include the physician or obstetricians:
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• Choosing not to anticipate birth complications
because of the baby’s large size or because
the umbilical cord was tangled.
• Choosing not to respond to fetal distress that
is identifiable by the fetal tracing monitor.
• Choosing not to order an immediate Cesarean
section when it was appropriate.
• Mishandling the use of forceps or a vacuum