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Could a Birth Injury Lawyer Help You?

Could a Birth Injury Lawyer Help You?

Giving birth is such an exciting time for expecting parents. Unfortunately, however, certain complications may occur during delivery. While some complications may be unavoidable given the circumstances, other birth injuries that occur during pregnancy, labor, shortly after birth, or a few years after birth may form the basis of a successful medical malpractice claim.

When these injuries occur as a result of negligent medical care during pregnancy or delivery, it may be advisable to retain legal representation. If you suspect that your child was injured as a result of a physician’s negligence, getting in contact with an experienced lawyer could be essential to obtaining the compensation you need to set things right.

What Are the Most Common Types of Birth Injuries?

There are many ways a newborn baby can suffer harm during labor and delivery. Examples of actionable injuries suffered during or immediately after birth include:

  • Head trauma
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Paralysis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Seizure disorders
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Brachial plexus palsy (mainly occurs in vaginal deliveries)

Injuries may also surface a few years after giving birth. Missing vital milestones is one of the primary indicators that your child might have a birth defect. Parents, teachers, and other individuals close to a child who suffered a birth injury may notice the following symptoms:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Seizure disorders
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Motor impairments
  • Vision and hearing impairments

If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, contacting a well-versed lawyer could be the next best choice.

When to Contact a Lawyer about Suspected Birth Injuries

Causes of birth injuries vary widely from uncontrollable circumstances to possible medical malpractice. If you believe your child has been impacted due to medical negligence, contacting a lawyer as soon as possible may be in your best interests.

Birth injuries caused by medical malpractice may be attributed to:

  • The use of potentially dangerous instruments during delivery
  • The OBG/YN’s decision to do a vaginal delivery instead of a caesarian section after failing to notice possible complications
  • A problem that was present during the pregnancy but which was not caught by the OBG/YN

Doctors and other healthcare professionals who fail to render appropriate care in these circumstances could be found legally negligent for any resulting birth injuries.

Liability for a birth injury may belong to multiple parties, such as:

  • OBG/YNs
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Ultrasound technicians
  • Midwives
  • Hospitals
  • Birthing centers
  • Doulas

If you believe you and your family have suffered from medical malpractice during childbirth, getting in contact with a lawyer is essential. A lawyer can help you prove that the hospital or a healthcare provider was negligent and obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

Ask a Birth Injury Lawyer for Help

Here at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we handle every case with care and attention to detail. If your child suffers from the effects of birth injuries, get in touch with us today to set up a free consultation. Our team can offer insight on whether a birth injury lawyer could help you.

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