If you or someone you know has been injured in a birth, there is likely one legal avenue available to pursue compensation. Birth injuries can include a variety of serious issues, such as brain damage or paralysis. These injuries can be caused by the negligence of the medical professional who is present at the birth. There are several types of birth injuries that may be caused by a medical professional’s negligence during childbirth.
A birth injury can be caused by a number of things, including a failure to perform a C-section when required, failure to recognize signs of fetal distress or preeclampsia, improper use of forceps, and more. In some cases, birth injuries are caused by the actions of the mother herself.
Some common birth injuries include brain damage, spinal cord damage, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, broken bones and dislocated joints, lacerations, bruising, internal bleeding, oxygen deprivation, and the death of the baby. Medical malpractice can also be the cause of a birth injury if the medical professionals fail to diagnose an issue early or take the proper steps to treat the issue. For example, if your doctor fails to recognize signs that your baby is in distress but continues to deliver vaginally instead of performing a C-section, he or she may be liable for damages in a medical malpractice claim. When a doctor does not exercise due care, and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other losses related to the injury.
If you experience an injury during your pregnancy or during the birth of your child, contact the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. Our experienced New York personal injury attorneys will evaluate your case to determine if you have a viable claim for compensation and will aggressively advocate for your interests throughout the legal process. Contact us at (646) 461-8287 to speak with an attorney about your case today.
Conclusion: Birth Injuries are an all too common occurrence in the United States and the world. If a loved one has experienced a birth injury due to medical negligence, there are legal options available to pursue compensation. For more information, contact the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.