Only a small percentage of birth injuries can be proven to be caused by medical malpractice. The rest of the injuries are attributed to other factors such as complications during pregnancy or childbirth, complications with the mother’s health, or other causes. The cause of an injury will help determine whether a lawsuit is warranted. That said, very little of a birth injury lawsuit is black and white. A good lawyer will know what questions to ask and where to look to determine the truth about what happened and whether or not compensation is warranted.