Birth Injury Lawyer

The birth of a child should be a beautiful thing. Bringing new life into the world is typically an exciting and joyous time for a couple and their family. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Medical misconduct can occur resulting in serious birth injuries for newborns. Doctors or nurses are often responsible for this kind of negligence that harms a newborn. Sadly, many of the potential injuries result in permanent damage that can affect a child and their family’s entire future. 

 When this happens, a knowledgeable birth injury lawyer knows how to help. Our team of dedicated medical malpractice attorneys could review the facts of your case to reveal another party’s negligent actions and present them in court. You may be owed substantial compensation for your losses and the losses suffered by your new child. 

Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice 

Birth injuries occur during delivery or labor. Under normal circumstances, labor is a painful and difficult process. The situation can suddenly turn catastrophic if the medical professionals are negligent. Medical malpractice leads to detrimental health effects for both mother and child. The mistakes of a medical professional can forever alter a family’s life. 

Many birth injuries are caused by medical malpractice—a breach of the applicable standard of care by a medical professional. Mistakes that often cause birth injuries include, but are not limited to: 

  • Skull fractures   
  • Forcep mistakes and injuries 
  • Vacuum extractor injuries 
  • Failure to supervise the child and mother during delivery 
  • Mishandled or dropped infants 
  • Pitocin or other antibiotic errors 
  • Inability to determine when baby is in distress during delivery 

The list above consists of a few of the more common examples that reveal the types of harm a new infant and mother can suffer due to medical carelessness or recklessness. If a baby suffers due to any of these negligent acts, a family could obtain compensation through a birth injury lawsuit.  

Oxygen Deprivation Injuries from Medical Mistakes 

Oxygen deprivation produces very harmful complications during birth. Lack of oxygen for an extended time can lead to irreparable damage to the baby’s brain.  Severe and lasting damage can result from a lack of oxygen, including: 

  • Loss of cognitive function 
  • Motor function limitations and deficiencies 
  • Physiological and neurological delays 
  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Paralysis  
  • Wrongful death 

 The potential for such catastrophic injuries demonstrates just how serious birth injury situations can be. Thus, it is crucial for the family of a harmed child to reach out to a birth injury attorney as soon as possible following an incident. A seasoned lawyer can investigate your claim and identify the party or parties responsible for the damage. 

Proving Negligence in Birth Injury Claims 

Proving medical negligence requires significant evidence and legal knowledge to properly examine the case. An accomplished legal team understands how to find and present evidence to prove that a medical professional is responsible for the birth injury. These claims are often difficult to prove when people try to represent themselves or work with inexperienced legal counsel. 

Expert testimony is usually required to show how the accident happened and what kind of medical misconduct was involved. Working with experts in the medical field is an effective way to prove what occurred and connect the negligent act to the birth injuries in court. 

Work with a Birth Injury Attorney Today  

A child’s birth injuries can be devastating for a family—both emotionally and financially. Pursuing recovery through legal action could help you seek justice for the wrongdoing to your child and establish financial stability for the future. You and your child are likely dealing with significant fallout because of the doctor’s negligence. You deserve to know what economic and non-economic damages are available and pursue them with effective legal counsel. 

Let a competent birth injury lawyer present your case and fight for the comprehensive compensation that your child and your family deserve. Contact our law firm today.