Birth or Labor Injuries
Giving birth should be a joyous experience, but when something goes wrong it can be devastating. Seven out of every 1,000 births will have major birth injuries, resulting in nearly 30,000 babies and mothers injured per year. Birth injuries commonly occur when a doctor fails to diagnose a mother or baby’s condition during pregnancy or during labor and/or delivery. Just one simple mistake can severely harm a mother and/or child, which can lead to a lifetime of medical care and a shortened lifespan.
Birth injuries are not the same as birth defects. Birth injuries usually occur during the delivery of the baby, while birth defects are usually caused by genetic or environmental factors before the baby is born.
All pregnant women rely on healthcare of some kind, and sometimes bad things happen without anyone being at fault. But if a healthcare provider provides negligent care or commits an error, whether it’s because of poor judgment, lack of adequate training, malicious intent, or simple human error, then they may responsible for medical malpractice.
Birth injuries can mean a lifetime of care. If your child has been seriously injured, life will never be the same again. We can help you protect your child’s rights and get them what they deserve so they can build a good life.
If you are a parent of a baby that is the victim of a birth injury, or a mother who has been harmed during or after birth, please contact our firm immediately. We may be able to help by filing a medical malpractice claim against the doctor, midwife, doula, nurse, hospital and or any other healthcare worker or facility that is to be held accountable. By filing a medical malpractice claim you may be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma, pain and suffering and much more.
As a patient, you and your baby have the right to receive quality care at all times. When someone fails to meet the proper standards while caring for you or your baby they must be legally held responsible.