Birth Injury Lawyer

A birth injury is a heartbreaking event that can devastate the lives of new parents. Although there is an inherent risk of injury during labor and delivery, when a poor medical decision directly causes your child’s injury, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Brain damage is one of the most severe forms of birth injury; cerebral palsy is often caused by both types of brain damage, and results in impaired brain function, lack of muscle control, and body movement issues. The following medical errors commonly result in birth injuries such as cerebral palsy:

•Failure to anticipate birth complications
•Failure to respond appropriately to bleeding
•Failure to observe or respond to umbilical cord entrapment
•Failure to respond to fetal distress
•Failure to order a cesarean section when necessary
•Misuse of forceps or a vacuum extractor during delivery
•Prenatal care or postnatal care errors
•Failure to properly attend to an infection