Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries:

The day that your child is born should be one of the happiest moments in a parent’s life.  However, sometimes serious medical complications may arise and put you baby’s health at risk.  All parents want their children to be born healthy, but when the negligence of another party causes injuries before or during birth, it is important to know your rights.

A birth injury is an injury that happens to an infant prior to or during childbirth.  Some of the most common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Swelling
  • Facial Nerve Damage
  • Skull Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Fractures/Bone Damage

These injuries can often be prevented with appropriate monitoring and treatment.  In some cases, the mother’s history can include factors that make the pregnancy or delivery high-risk.   In other cases, there are signs that the unborn baby is not developing in a healthy manner or is in fetal distress.  If there are signs that the pregnancy or delivery has become high-risk and that the unborn baby is in fetal distress, time is essential.  Indeed, in cases of fetal distress, the well being, and even the life of the baby and mother, depend on the immediate diagnosis and management of the complications that are placing mother and fetus at risk.

If you believe your child may have suffered birth injuries as a result of negligent medical care, please contact our office.  We will be able to work with you to determine whether there were signs that the pregnancy or delivery was high-risk, and whether the treatment provided was below the standard of care resulting in injury to the child or mother.