Child birth injuries: Could your child’s injury have been prevented?

by Tim O’Hare

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Cerebral palsy, spinal injuries, broken bones, and brain injuries — these can all be the result of a birth injury.

During childbirth, improper medical care or medical negligence can result in injury to the baby, mother or both. Tragically, birth injuries are often preventable, but occur due to improper medical care or negligence before, during and after labor and delivery. These injuries often result in life-altering damage to the child and/or mother, and may even result in death.

There are a number of conditions that may constitute a birth injury, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Klumpke palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Injury caused by vacuum extraction
  • Injury caused by failure to perform a timely Caesarean
  • Fetal death occurring before or during birth
  • Breech birth complications
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Broken bones at birth

Birth injuries can be severe and life altering and often result in significant medical bills. If your child sustained injuries at birth, a personal injury attorney may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf to ensure you are provided due compensation to cover medical expenses.

If your child suffered one of the above-mentioned (or another) injuries or conditions at birth, you may have a personal injury case. Birth injuries caused by careless or intentional acts of a doctor, nurse or medical provider but do not meet the definition of a “crime” are characterized as a “tort,” (civil wrong), which may give you basis for a personal injury lawsuit. In this case, you would need to speak with a personal injury lawyer specializing in birth injury.

If your child has suffered injury during birth, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. Our attorneys will work to understand all the facts surrounding your case and determine if your child’s injury is the result of medical negligence or improper medical care, and will work hard to ensure you receive all due compensation for your child’s birth injury.

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