The birth of your child and the addition of a new family member is a joyous event. Unfortunately, the medical system can turn this event into a tragedy when a preventable birth injury is caused due to medical malpractice.
Many birth injuries could be prevented with an alert medical staff. Factors such as high birth weight (over 8 pounds, 13 ounces), dystocia or prolonged labor, premature labor and birth, and babies that are too large for a mother’s pelvic opening should be spotted by trained professionals. When your doctor and nurses do not take into account these situations, your baby is at a higher risk of birth injury.
There are many types of birth injury. The most common ones are Erb’s Palsy, facial paralysis, collarbone fracture, and cerebral palsy. Each of these birth injuries carries a high medical cost, and many result in lifelong emotional and financial burdens.
An experienced birth injury lawyer can help your family receive compensation if your baby has been the victim of medical negligence. While no amount of money can change your situation, it can help your family pay for the necessary medical procedures down the road.