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

If any of these errors have resulted in an injury to your baby, you may be entitled to receive compensation. One of the most challenging aspects of handling a birth injury case is estimating the baby’s future medical needs. Our birth injury lawyers will employ medical experts to prove negligence occurred and calculate potential medical costs down the road. Our goal is to get you an ample amount of compensation so you are financially prepared for whatever comes your way.

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