Birth injuries include injuries to the baby or the mother that occur during pregnancy, delivery, or shortly after birth. Although we’ve come a long way in preventing injuries and death in both mothers and babies, pregnancy and childbirth still carry significant risks. Birth injuries aren’t always preventable. Hopefully, one day they will be. However, we still see far too many birth injuries occur, not because they were unavoidable, but as a result of medical negligence.
Compensation for Your Child
Children with birth injuries may need extensive medical care including surgeries to correct their injuries. Many will suffer life-long disabilities, requiring special care. Parents may have to quit their jobs to provide 24-hour care for injured children. And, some injured children will never be able to live independently.
The life-long expenses associated with birth injuries can be astounding and are almost always far more than parents can anticipate. The compensation that you can receive for your child, through a birth injury lawsuit can help them get the very best care and have the best possible quality of life.
Examples of Birth Injuries
The following are examples of birth injuries that are often caused by medical negligence:
- Cerebral palsy
- Other brain injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Other brachial plexus injuries
- Skull fractures
- Clavicle fracture
- Spinal cord injury
- Cranial nerve injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Meconium aspiration (inhaling first feces)
- Untreated jaundice
- Umbilical cord strangulation
To learn more about birth injuries and potential compensation, please contact us so we can connect you with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in your state.