South Carolina Lawyers Explain the Risks of Midwife Birth Deliveries

Aggressive representation when a pregnancy goes wrong in Anderson, Rock Hill, Columbia, Sumter, and Georgetown

Midwives provide a valuable service to families around South Carolina. Many mothers want their child to be born at home or to have a natural birth. Midwives can help achieve these goals. All midwives should be trained in obstetrics. Some gain their experience through an apprenticeship. Others are trained at a midwifery school. Most midwives have a working relationship with an OB/GYN or a hospital. There are also certified midwife nurses.

At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, our South Carolina midwife malpractice lawyers have been fighting for mothers, infants, and families for more than 20 years. Our lawyers work tirelessly to determine what mistakes happened and why they happened. We work with medical professionals to verify the mistakes. Our attorneys also work with independent doctors to determine what future medical care will be needed to help the mother and child. We are experienced helping clients in Anderson, Rock Hill, Columbia, Sumter, and Georgetown.

Reasons for midwife negligence

Midwives who are not competent may cause a mother or child severe long-term medical harm. Our South Carolina midwife negligence attorneys file medical malpractice claims when midwives fail to do the following:

  • Screen mothers who are at high risk for obstetric problems because of their past history or current conditions
  • Direct a mother to an emergency care when appropriate
  • Move the mother to a hospital if a C-section is needed
  • Explain the known risks of any procedure or to obtain informed consent
  • Have the proper South Carolina credentials
  • Properly diagnose a potential birth delivery problem
  • Use forceps or extraction pumps properly
  • Properly prescribe or administer medication

If your midwife had not properly taken care of you or your loved one, turn to our firm to seek justice.

Injuries caused by midwife malpractice

Midwifes who fail to do their job properly can cause a variety of medical disorders. They can also fail to treat emergencies that do have solutions. Some of the birth problems a midwife can cause or fail to treat are:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Placenta abruption
  • Placenta previa
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Developmental problems
  • Preeclampsia
  • Eclampsia
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Stillborn babies
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Infections

When your midwife fails to properly diagnose or treat a pregnant woman, our South Carolina birth injury attorneys are prepared to guide you through the legal process to get the compensation you need.

Help now for South Carolina mothers and children injured by midwife neglect

At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, our South Carolina midwife malpractice lawyers have the experience, resources, and skills to pursue midwife negligence claims. In addition to filing claims against the midwife, we seek to determine if any doctors, nurses, or hospitals were also responsible. To speak with a caring trusted attorney, please call 888-302-7546 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment for a free case evaluation at one of our offices in Anderson, Rock Hill, Columbia, Sumter, and Georgetown.