A birth should be a joyous time but for some families, it is anything but joyous. The pregnancy progressed perfectly and parents are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their child but then something happens and their baby is born with a birth injury.
How can this happen and do families have any recourse?
How Birth Injuries Occur
A birth injury is any type of injury or damage that is sustained by the baby during the birthing process. Injuries most often occur as the baby traverses the birth canal, but they could be the result of a physician’s failure to ascertain a baby’s health in the womb or the mother’s health through the pregnancy.
Birth injuries range from the very mild such as bruising and small cuts to the very severe such as brain or nerve damage or even death. Birth injuries are most often associated with the baby but the mother can suffer birth injuries as well, particularly in long or difficult labors and Caesarian section deliveries.
Recourse For Families
In some cases of mild injury, like bruising, the bruise fades, there is no long-lasting trauma and life goes on as normal. But in other cases, a birth injury can leave a child with life-long difficulties. In those situations, families should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney to see if medical malpractice or negligence played a factor in their child’s injury.
When a doctor, nurse, or other medical personnel makes a mistake or fails to provide a certain standard of medical care, injuries can occur and medical malpractice or medical negligence can be alleged.
In order to bring forth a medical malpractice or negligence case, you’ll need help from an attorney who has experience investigating birth injuries and pursuing at-fault medical practitioners. The Fighter Law Firm of Orlando, FL has this experience. We will carefully review the medical records to determine the cause of the injury and whether or not the actions or inaction of medical personnel may have contributed to the injury. If so, we can help you pursue compensation for the injury to help pay for past and future medical costs, wages lost due to caring for the baby, and emotional pain and suffering.
If you or your baby was injured during the birthing process and you think medical error played a part, contact Fighter Law for a free case evaluation.
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