Even now in the 21st century, birth injuries occur far more often than people realize. During the entire pregnancy process, both the mother and child need to be monitored for serious medical conditions such as hypoxia and fetal distress. If they are not, extreme medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, nerve damage, brain damage, and even death can occur.
A woman comes to a hospital and she’s either in labor or about to be in labor, and something goes wrong, and as a result a child is grievously injured. These are very difficult cases. The child could have cerebral palsy, which is a brain injury that sometimes results from issues involved with the delivery. It can have Erbs Palsy which can result in paralysis of the shoulder, often caused by mistakes during delivery.
What you have to realize is that these types of injuries occur because of inattentiveness, lack of care on behalf of some doctors and nurses. Every one of these cases involves a tremendous amount of investigation, almost like a detective unraveling a plot to figure out exactly what happened. We look at medical records, nurse’s records, and doctors records. We want to know when the nurses showed up, when the doctor showed up, we want to see any signs of fetal distress, and any medications that were given to the mother prior to delivery before we are able to properly evaluate these cases. Again, these are extremely difficult cases with very little margin of error. They are demanding of the greatest amount of attention, and that is exactly what we give them. We treat them like no other cases in our office. If you have a child who’s been born with a birth defect, or any kind of a problem that occurred either shortly after birth or later on, call me, talk to me on the phone, make an appointment to come in and see me and I’ll tell you everything I can to try and help you.
Our experienced law firm can help assess your birth injury case if you feel your baby may have been injured by medical malpractice during the pregnancy, birth, and even after your baby was born. Contact us today for a free consultation.