Birth Injury Resulting from Medical Negligence
Welcoming a new baby to the family should be a joyous occasion, but when a birth injury occurs, there can be devastating consequences for the entire family. Birth injuries can cause physical harm to both the baby and mother, and emotional harm to the entire family. If your child was injured at birth at the hands of a negligent medical provider, call me right now and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Common birth injuries include:
- Damage to the mother’s nerves in her neck, shoulder, arm, or hand
- Perinatal asphyxia, when the mother or baby don’t have enough oxygen due to labored breathing, seizure, or shock
- Spinal cord injuries, which can result in neurological problems
- Bone fractures, often sustained during a difficult birth, which can be caused by improper use of equipment
- Excessive bleeding, temporary or permanent paralysis, cerebral palsy, or bleeding in the brain
These injuries can be sustained when medical professionals fail to notice or respond to distress, misuse of medical instruments, or make wrong decisions regarding anesthesia, medications and/or during the delivery. Birth injuries can be sustained before, during, or after giving birth.
Traumatic birth injury indicates there was imminent danger to the mother or baby during birth, and as a result, long-term health issues result. The long-term consequences of birth trauma are often cognitive, due to damage to the brain, spine, or neck.
Doctors, nurses, or surgeons who ignore signs of distress for the mother or baby are absolutely placing the patient’s life at risk. Their actions or inaction can cause acute health problems initially, as well as long-term mental, physical, and emotional health issues.
Ignoring the signs of a mother or baby in distress can be deadly. If this happened to you or your child, you have likely been the victim of medical malpractice. Malpractice means that the doctor or other healthcare provider(s) failed to meet the standard level of care which resulted in your injury.
I have more than 38 years of experience as a medical malpractice lawyer, and the resources to take on any doctor, hospital or institution. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a birth injury, call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!