Birth Injury Liability
Every day, women all across the nation will rely on medical professionals to successfully deliver their baby. They wait for nine months, normally making all sorts of dietary, medical and financial compromises then welcome their child into the world. Unfortunately, a negligent medical professional can squander all this hard work and lead a family into devastating ruin.
Has your child suffered a birth injury? You may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact a medical malpractice attorney in your local area for more information.
A birth injury is defined as a fetus that has sustained injury during the process of labor and delivery. Unfortunately, birth injuries are quite common. Approximately 6 to 8 injuries per 1,000 live births occur in America each year.
Some of the most common birth injuries that may occur are:
Birth injuries could be devastating for parents and the child alike. These injuries could drastically alter a child’s life. The tragic irony is that most of these injuries could be avoided. A doctor’s misdiagnosis is a common cause of a birth injury. The unborn child or mother may have had a condition that could have been treated before delivery but was overlooked, resulting in tragedy. A recent study showed a staggering 9.5% of medical malpractice cases involved failure to diagnose. Failure to diagnose fetal distress is also a reasonably common allegation in such medical malpractice cases. A doctor may not act quickly enough and the child may not have enough oxygen during birth. These defects could leave lasting emotional, physical and financial strain on the family. If the injury is severe enough, a parent may find themselves leaving their career to provide care for their child 24/7. Couple this with expensive medical treatments, medications and equipment and a family could have a recipe for disaster.
If you or your child is currently suffering due to the results of a birth injury, one of our lawyers may be able to help! Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your local area today.
Did you know?
Child birth injuries could cause severe emotional damage to the mother of a child and could lead to suicidal tendencies.