A birth injury, or birth trauma, is damage that happens to a baby during labor and delivery. Almost 6 out of every 1000 children born in the United States every year suffer from serious birth injuries., Although not all of these birth injuries are a result of medical malpractice, some of the most severe birth injuries are entirely avoidable and are attributable to physicians’ errors.
Some birth injuries can be severe and cause long term consequences as a result of medical professionals’ failure to do the following:
- anticipate, recognize, react, and respond properly
- notice warning signs
- or otherwise deviate from accepted standards of medical care
Examples of improper or negligent responses to complications during pregnancy or birth include, but are not limited to:
– improper treatment;
– undetected infections during pregnancy;
– low amniotic fluid;
– a twisted umbilical cord;
– a baby that was too large for gestational age;
– breech birth;
– a baby was in fetal distress, but the medical staff did not perform a cesarean
– C-Section injuries;
– Forcep & Vacuum Extraction injuries.
At Karasik Law Group, our attorneys are experienced in birth injury and other medical malpractice lawsuits. If your child was injured due to improper or negligent care by a medical professional, Karasik Law Group will fight for your family’s right to compensation for every dollar you are entitled to under the law. Call us to today at (718) 502-9112 to schedule a free consultation. And be sure to visit our website at www.karasiklawyers.com. At Karasik Law Group, winning matters. Win with us! We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
These improper and/or negligent responses can lead to:
– Cerebral Palsy;
– Erb’s Palsy;
– Brachial Plexus;
– Brain damage;
– Shoulder dystocia;
– Spinal chord injuries;
– Fetal laceration
– among other permanent injuries and in some cases, even death.
Birth injuries can have physical and emotional consequences and also place a financial strain on the child’s family. When a birth injury is caused by the negligence of a doctor or another healthcare provider, the family may be able to recover compensation for these costs through a birth injury lawsuit. Enlisting the help of a birth injury attorney can help your child obtain compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.