What are the causes of birth injuries?
Birth injuries can occur for many reasons. Although the injuries aren’t preventable in many cases, in many scenarios, the injuries caused were due to some form of negligence on the part of the doctor or medical staff. Some examples include: Failure to accurately interpret fetal ultrasounds Improper use of forceps Excessive use of vacuum extraction […]
Was my child’s birth injury preventable?
It is difficult to determine whether or not a birth injury was preventable. Many factors can contribute to birth injuries, such as the mother’s health, medications she is taking, and co-existing medical conditions. However, there are some things that can be done to decrease the risk of a birth injury. In addition to supporting your […]
Will my child get better after a birth injury?
For the most part, babies who suffer a birth injury will eventually get better, depending on the severity of the damage. However, in rare cases, birth injuries can cause extreme, permanent damage to a child, leaving them with long-term and even lifelong mental or physical disabilities. If you are worried about your child and they […]
What is a birth injury lawsuit?
A birth injury lawsuit is a type of civil law lawsuit that alleges a negligent act by a doctor, nurse, midwife, or other health care provider caused harm to the fetus or newborn. A birth injury may be caused by medical malpractice at any time up until the first year of an infant’s life. Some […]