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How Do Birth Injuries Happen?

Despite all the advancements in technology and birthing procedures, many mothers around the United States still experience complications during birth each year. Sadly, this leads to injuries for the mother and the baby. If you’ve been affected by birth injuries, we urge you to contact a birth injury lawyer like at The Injury Firm as soon as possible.

Common Types of Birth Injury

Although the term is used frequently, not too many people are aware of what a birth injury is or how it comes to exist. Ultimately, the phrase itself refers to an injury experienced because of the delivery or labor process. In the past, we’ve seen shoulder dystocia, meconium aspiration, cerebral palsy, brain damage, Erb’s palsy, depressed skull fractures, untreated jaundice, and many other problems.

Unfortunately, the bad news is that cures don’t normally exist for birth injuries, and this highlights the importance of a personal injury lawyer. As an example, cerebral palsy generally sticks with people throughout life. Their motor function is impaired, and they may also suffer learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, blindness, seizures, and other health issues.

How Do These Injuries Occur?

Essentially, there are two main causes of birth injuries - oxygen deprivation and trauma from external force. Sadly, some cases are caused by the negligence and mistakes of healthcare professionals. For example, this includes:

  • Too much Pitocin during childbirth
  • Failure to diagnose maternal infections, preeclampsia, and other pregnancy-related concerns
  • Too much force with the vacuum extractor or forceps
  • Lack of jaundice treatment
  • Errors with medication or epidural
  • Making a cesarean decision too late
  • Lack of monitoring the signs of maternal or fetal distress

If a doctor made this mistake in your case, we urge you to contact a personal injury lawyer today - we have the experience and knowledge you need at The Injury Firm. As a birth injury lawyer, we can hold the guilty party responsible for their actions and move towards the compensation that you deserve.

Getting Help Today

As well as knowing why birth injuries happen, you also need to know whether you can claim compensation. Well, you can if the birth injuries were caused by negligence, recklessness, or carelessness. While medical professionals normally perform their role admirably, a single mistake can mean a changed life for new parents, and this is why training and experience are so important.

While medical professionals can’t prevent all injuries and birth complications, they do need to provide a reasonable standard of care. If the medical professionals in your case didn’t provide this reasonable care, you may be entitled to compensation.

As your personal injury lawyer, we’ll contact an expert testimony, and they’ll prove that a reasonable and responsible medical professional would have acted differently under the circumstances. In terms of compensation, this should mean medical bills, emotional anguish, pain and suffering, and various other damages.

Speak with The Injury Firm today and our experienced birth injury lawyers will protect your legal rights while chasing compensation!

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