Birth Injuries and Birth Defects

Breaking down every step of the Birth Injury Process

What is the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect?

A birth injury is a medical condition that has been caused by the birthing process, while a birth defect (also known as a congenital disability) is an abnormality in one or more body parts that occurs at or before birth. Birth injuries often include a tear or fracture of the amniotic sac, which results in the baby being exposed to infection and air. A pre-term infant may be born with an injury to the umbilical cord and internal organs, which can cause sepsis. There are many causes of birth injuries: prolonged labor, premature birth, obesity, breech presentation, and use of forceps during delivery.

Birth injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States and other industrialized countries. The leading causes of death are:

1) cerebral palsy

2) low Apgar scores while in the hospital

3) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

4) congenital heart defects

5) Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)

Filing a birth injury lawsuit

Did you know that 7 out of 1,000 birth result in a birth injury? A birth injury is a physical injury that is sustained by a newborn or infant during the time of childbirth. It may be caused by medical malpractice, negligent nursing care, maternal negligence, negligence of the hospital or delivery room staff, and other situations. If you were injured during your pregnancy or labor and delivery process, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

In many cases, it is difficult to prove that negligence occurred. That is why it is important to go through all the steps necessary for filing a birth injury lawsuit, including building an argument based on the documented injuries and care, gathering documents that support your claim from hospitals, medical providers, insurance companies, etc., and then consulting with an attorney who specializes in these types of lawsuits.

Finding the best birth injury lawyer

It’s never easy finding the best birth injury lawyer for your case. You may be tempted to go with the first law firm you see or the first billboard you pass, but that might not be the best decision. There are many different factors that go into deciding who is the best. Some lawyers specialize in specific areas, and it’s important to know what your case needs before you start looking.

The lawyer should be experienced, knowledgeable, and honest. You want someone who will be there for you every step of the way. Whichever online or offline source of knowledge you’re using to gather information about prospective lawyers, make sure that it’s trustworthy and reliable.

How we can help with your birth injury case

If your child suffered a birth injury, you have plenty of options to recover a fair compensation.  Bringing a lawyer onto your case can help you understand how much your case is worth and how to get the maximum compensation possible.  Please – don’t accept any insurance offers to settle until you take your case to an experienced birth injury attorney.  Our lawyers have decades of experience handling defective product cases and they all offer free consultations on new cases. Call today for a free consultation.

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