Philadelphia, PA personal injury lawyer Eric H. Weitz talks about the dangers of birth injuries.
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Birth injuries are some of the most devastating and profound injuries that we see. When we go to court, we are able to show that had somebody been paying attention to all the signs and symptoms that the baby was telling them during the labor process, that the harm could have been prevented. But in today’s arena with a need for volume in order for there to be financial viability in hospital environments, often times the people watching the data, the fetal monitoring strips, the mother’s vital signs and other items, they aren’t watching with a close enough eye, and they don’t have time to pay attention. And as a result catastrophic outcomes occur much more often than we, as a society, should tolerate.