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BIRTH INJURY MALPRACTICE
Modern obstetrical practice teaches health care providers to watch for labor abnormalities that may indicate an unborn child needs help. Technological advances allow immediate detection of labor abnormalities and fetal distress, enabling healthcare providers to take quick action to alleviate these potentially dangerous conditions. When these signs are not recognized, both the mother and her unborn child are at risk. During labor, a baby can lose oxygen or suffer trauma, either of which can result in a number of injuries that can last for a child’s entire life. You need an expert Birth Injury Lawyer in such event to help you.
Because a newborn’s body is incredibly fragile and can be easily injured, negligent or reckless actions by medical staff are likely to harm the child. Depending on the severity of the injuries and the body parts affected, there could be life-long complications as a result. Improper medical care or medical negligence during childbirth may cause physical harm to the mother or the child or both. This type of injury is known as a birth injury. A birth injury can cause broken bones, nerve injury or brain damage, among other injuries. Some common birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy (CP)
- Erb’s Palsy and other nerve injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
Some birth injuries may be readily apparent; however, other types of birth injuries may not be diagnosed until an infant is evaluated by a specialist. While each child can be affected very differently in terms of type and severity of the symptoms (loss of muscle control, impaired speech, seizures, paralysis, or even blindness), one thing that is often very common in each child’s case is that the injuries were preventable. Special birthing maneuvers, the ability to detect warning signs in prenatal tests, and knowing when a baby is in distress is the responsibility of the doctor.
If you have been the victim of a birth injury and are considering taking legal action, you need the right information to make an informed decision. There is hope because in some cases, you can obtain compensation for these birth injuries even if the child is in his or her teens. And, in doing so, you can provide your child with the absolute best possible care and comfort for life, including therapy, surgery, medications, home care and equipment.
Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) birth injury lawyers understand the factors that result in birth related injuries. They are knowledgeable and experienced in pinpointing the causes and influences of theses particular claims. Cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and other birth related brain injury can be caused by a number of factors, including the following:
- Cesarean section (C-section) delays
- Improper monitoring during pregnancy
- Failure to monitor during pregnancy
- Misdiagnosis of labor
- Electronic fetal monitoring
- Improper administration or dosage of labor inducing drugs
- Placenta abnormalities, including placenta abruption
- Premature rupture of membrane (PROM)
- Failure to screen or treat infection in the mother or child
Each birth injury case is unique, so our legal team tailors a strategy to match the facts and circumstances of individual clients. We know how to build a strong birth injury case. We may be able to reach a full and fair settlement with those responsible—our negotiation tactics are well-respected by medical malpractice insurance defense lawyers. We prepare every case for trial and can present such a strong case to the defendants that they will want to settle, failing which, we can feel confident trying the case to a jury.
Birth injuries, no matter how severe, have an emotional effect on the parents and the family. At Mlawfirm, we understand the importance of providing personal attention and commitment to the families of those injured at birth. We dig deep and will do whatever it takes to recover the maximum compensation available. Recoverable compensation includes physical, emotional and financial damages.
The most tragic form of birth injury is the one that could have been prevented by proper care before, during and after labor and delivery. Birth injuries can be caused by improper medical care. You can speak with a birth injury lawyer at Mlawfirm, contact us for Free consultation at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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