of labor and delivery is highly complicated and extremely unpredictable.
As parents, we trust that our doctors and medical professionals
will guide us through the process of childbirth with the highest
standards of care. Each doctor must be able to make split-second
decisions to protect the health and safety of the newborn. It
is when trained physicians fail to notice warning signs or deviate
from the accepted standards of care that children are harmed
unnecessarily. The attorneys at The Birth Injury Legal Network
want to protect you from this type of medical negligence.
serious birth injuries are those that affect a child's brain.
A lack of oxygen during delivery (hypoxia), or bleeding within
the skull or brain is usually what causes birth injuries and
often results in irreversible brain damage. A shortage of oxygen
can be caused by a number of things, including an unusual birth
position, the placenta separating from the uterus wall too early,
a problem with circulation in the umbilical cord, or a labor
that is too long or too short. Most medical malpractice claims
that stem from this cause of injury allege that doctors or medical
professionals failed to anticipate, recognize or react to these
dangerous scenarios. Use of excessive force, failure to properly
anticipate the size of the child, and failure to order a C-section
are other factors that can lead to birth injuries.
website, we will discuss the most common types of birth injuries
like Cerebral Palsy and Erb's
Palsy/Brachial Plexus Injuries. Please visit our Other
Birth Injuries page to read about some less common birth
injuries or call our birth injury attorneys for more information
of medical malpractice/negligence
First of all, if your baby sustained a birth injury during
labor or delivery, you need to find out all the facts about
what happened. An experienced birth injury attorney can help
you investigate and decide if and when negligence occurred.
Here to find out how a Birth Injury Legal Network attorney
can help you.
Here to submit your case for review online
or call The Birth Injuries Attorneys
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