The joy a family feels at the arrival of a new baby can quickly give way to tragedy if the infant suffers trauma or injury during the delicate birthing process. A preventable birth injury occurs when an infant suffers harm as a result of medical negligence directly before, after, or during birth.
Families and children affected by birth injury may face the burden of a lifetime of costly personal and medical care, so it is important that they recover the full compensation to which they are entitled from the parties at fault. We can help guide families through the medical negligence litigation process. Each lawyer at our firm is dedicated to treating victims and their families with the utmost compassion while aggressively fighting for justice on their behalf.
Common Birth Injuries
The most common causes of birth injury are negligent prenatal care, delivery errors, or incorrect diagnoses. Most cases of birth injury involve a deprivation of oxygen, which can cause severe permanent damage or even death to a fragile infant. Birth injuries that may occur as a result of medical negligence include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Bone fractures
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Injury caused by improper use of forceps
Effects of Birth Injuries
The effects of many birth injuries can be life-long, and the families of children with birth injuries may be faced with the challenge of funding a lifetime of care. While no amount of money can compensate parents for the loss of their baby’s health, damages awarded for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other expenses can ease families’ financial worries so that they can focus on the future. A compassionate birth injury lawyer Novins, York & Jacobus can help families recover the full compensation to which they are entitled and ensure that their child receives the best possible care, now and in the future.