The birth of a child should always be a joyous experience for new parents. Those who choose to give birth to their babies in the hospital put their trust into the doctors and nurses on call to provide a safe and incident-free birth. Unfortunately, with medical negligence a prominent aspect in births around the country, birth injuries are actually a common occurrence.
Negligence can happen during any stage of birth. A doctor can fail to diagnose a pregnant woman correctly or the labor and delivery could go wrong, leading to devastating injuries for the child and life-long suffering for them and their parents. If a healthcare professional does not treat the pregnancy, birth or delivery correctly, they could be facing medical malpractice.
Birth injuries are caused by a variety of different things. The most common include doctors who fail to properly monitor fetal heart rates, a doctor failing to perform a C-section in time, insufficient oxygen to the baby’s brain due to delayed surgery or improper labor techniques and the failure of nurses and doctors to follow the procedures put in place.
These acts of negligence often lead to babies developing cerebral palsy, brain damage, injuries to the body and skull and even death.
No parent ever wants to deal with a medical malpractice case, especially one that involves their new bundle of joy. If you do find yourself dealing with a birth injury due to the negligence of your doctor or healthcare staff, you deserve to be fully compensated for the pain and suffering both you and your child will endure. The attorneys at Friedman & Friedman are experienced with handling birth injuries and are ready to help fight for you during this tragic time. For more information, give us a call at 800-446-6482 or visit our website.