Evidence-Based Practices proven to reduce Injury to Newborns and their Mothers. Read study here.
Research has shown that these recurring issues are responsible for the majority of perinatal harm and associated costs, including obstetric professional liability claims:
1. Failure to recognize an infant in distress;
2. Failure to initiate a timely cesarean birth;
3. Failure to properly resuscitate a depressed baby;
4. Inappropriate use of labor-inducing drugs; and
5. Inappropriate use of vacuum or forceps.
In cases brought by the firm, we have advocated for years the use of evidence-based practices proven to reduce needless injury to mothers and newborns. In a recent study, the Perinatal Patient Safety Initiative, three evidence-based practice "bundles" were shown to significantly reduce injuries to newborns and their mothers. Read the results here.