Pregnancy is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time, especially for new mothers. Among the many important decisions and lifestyle choices that are to be made, an expectant mother will also have to determine whether she wishes to deliver her child with the help of a midwife or in the care of a doctor at a hospital or birthing center. Whatever her decision, a mother must rely upon the chosen medical professional to act in accordance with best practices and in support of the health of both mother and child. Regrettably, mistakes are often made which result in harm to one or both.
If you or your child was harmed due to the negligence of a midwife or other medical professional, it may be appropriate to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact the Milwaukee birth injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your case with a compassionate and experienced attorney.
Though both midwives and obstetricians are highly qualified professionals, each works with a different set of expertise and responsibility. Accordingly, there are some things that either may be less-equipped to handle, and they should recognize this. The following are some key distinctions to be made between these apparently similar professionals:
If a midwife oversteps reasonable professional boundaries and fails to refer a patient to a doctor or attempts to administer treatment that is not within his or her professional capacity, both mother and child may suffer injury, potentially warranting a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you or your child has been a victim of medical malpractice associated with labor or delivery, contact the Milwaukee birth injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.