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Medical Malpractice NY: Birth Injury Risk High During Nightime and Weekend Labor and Delivery

“Bottar Law, PLLC is presently handling several New York birth injury cases involving permanent disabilities caused by new york obstetrical malpractice and labor and delivery nurses errors made during a nighttime labor and delivery,” said Syracuse birth injury attorney Michael A. Bottar, Esq. “Certainly, the outcome of a birth is linked to the time of day a baby is born.”

An article published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology entitled “The Night—A Dangerous Time To Be Born?,” reported that babies were twice as likely to sustain a birth injury if born during the night (between 7:00 p.m. and 6:59 a.m.), as compared to a daytime birth (between 7:00 a.m. and 6:59 p.m.). A Queensland study
entitled “The Impact of Time of Delivery On Perinatal Outcomes,” reported additional troubling statistics. That is, that fetal death rates were highest between 1:00 a.m. and 2:59 a.m. Of note, was that the rate of fetal death was lowest between 11:00 a.m. and 12:59 p.m., and the rate of neonatal death was lowest between 5:00 p.m. and 6:59 p.m.

A German study reported in 2003 linked nighttime delivery dangers to the delivery of substandard medical care, also known as obstetrical medical malpractice and labor and delivery mistakes.According to The March of Dimes, low birth weight babies are at high risk for respiratory distress syndrome (i.e., RSD), intraventricular hemorrhaging (i.e., bleeding in the brain), patent ductus arteriosus (i.e., PDA), necrotizing enterocolitis (i.e., NEC), and retinopathy of prematurity (i.e., ROP).

If your child was born at night and has been diagnosed with a permanent disability, and you would like to determine if the disability was the result of a preventable medical mistake, contact Bottar Law, PLLC at (833) 268-8277 or by e-mail at

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