We have a team of experienced midwives who report breaches of duty in all aspects of midwifery practice, including maternal care during pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care. Our midwives are experienced in obstetric emergencies such as shoulder dystocia and postpartum haemorrhage. We are able to treat specialties such as diabetes and obesity during pregnancy and cardiotocography (CTG) interpretation. We only hire those who are suitable for expert care advice and provide them with ongoing support and learning opportunities to further develop their advanced reporting and other service writing skills. All must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and are bound by strict codes of ethics and conduct as well as strict standards of competence. At advicor, we pride ourselves on the sophisticated approach we take to curating our panel of world-class medical experts. Our rigorous recruitment process selects specialist consultants with postgraduate academic qualifications and experience in desirable specialist areas such as intensive care. Advicor has access to more than 29,000 specialists practicing in 50 specialties on three continents. Like our medical specialists, our expert nurses and midwives can play a central role in the outcome of your medical negligence case. Cases of injury to the baby include shoulder dystocia (hereditary paralysis) and fetal distress (cerebral palsy), which usually require obstetric and obstetric advice.
Expert nurses and midwives often provide expert opinions in the following cases: Here are two examples where a qualified nurse can help a case of medical negligence: Do you need an expert opinion to support a case of medical negligence? Does your law firm often retire when it comes to finding a qualified specialist for forensic advice? An expert midwife testifies in midwifery litigation. A Certified Nurse Midwife or NJC is a registered nurse (RN) with specialized training and certification to provide health care for pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum period, and routine reproductive health issues. There are nearly 12,000 certified nurse midwives in the United States accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) practicing midwives. Some nurse midwives wear CPM or Certified Practice Midwife, a less common route that does not require college or a nursing degree. In general, midwives attribute to the philosophy that childbirth is a natural process rather than a “medical condition,” and they try to provide physical and psychological care to mothers at all stages of childbirth. Contrary to popular belief, certified nurse midwives perform the majority of newborn births in accredited hospitals. Only 3% of births attended by midwives take place at home. Although CCMs have full authority to prescribe and can manage most of the problems associated with normal delivery, they do not treat high-risk pregnancies and cannot manage complications that occur during delivery, such as the need to have a caesarean section. As a result, most NJCs have access to specialists in obstetrics and gynecology when needed, whom they consult immediately in case of problems. Ryan is now 5 years old and needs 24/7 care from his parents, both of whom have had successful careers. Her mother had planned to return to full-time work after six months of maternity leave. She is now her son`s full-time caregiver and his father has taken a second job to pay for Ryan`s care.
They also had to make many modifications to the house and buy expensive equipment to meet his needs. The hired law firm received expert advice from a midwife and pediatrician confirming that monitoring and care was inadequate, and that it wasn`t until Ryan had a seizure and fell unconscious that emergency measures were activated. The two experts found that even if the maternity team had managed to resuscitate Ryan, it was too late and the period of hypoxia was enough to cause brain damage. The experienced midwife was able to identify additional notes and notes that had other inconsistencies. There was evidence that traces of CTG (cardiotocography to monitor a baby`s heart rate) were worrisome immediately after birth, and there was little evidence of how the umbilical cord was wrapped tightly around Ryan`s neck.