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Is Medical Malpractice a Common Cause of Birth Injuries?

Medical errors are often a cause of birth injuries. If doctors miss signs of the baby being stressed, making careless mistakes, or failing to take corrective action, the baby can suffer. Birth-related medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other medical professional fails to use reasonable care and causes:

  • Wrongful Birth – This happens when the parents would have terminated or avoided the pregnancy if they were aware of congenital disabilities.
  • Wrongful Pregnancy – This occurs when the parents attempt to terminate a pregnancy, and it fails.
  • Injury To the child or mother during pregnancy and labor.

When a baby experiences physical injuries during labor that can affect either the mother or baby, they have what is called a birth injury or trauma. Birth injuries in babies can include many things, including paralysis, disabilities, and wrongful death.

Should I Contact a Lawyer If My Child Is Suffering from Birth-Related Injuries?

If you suspect your child has birth-related injuries as a result of medical malpractice, working with a skilled professional would be a beneficial resource for your case. They can access your specific case and figure out what legal options are best for you. Birth injury lawyers handle most of the following cases:

  • Infant hematoma.
  • Brain damage.
  • Kernicterus.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Intrauterine fetal demise.
  • Erb's palsy or brachial plexus injury.

Let Us Help

Here at Warner Law Offices, PLLC, we provide compassionate and effective legal representation. Our team of attorneys understands how devastating it can be for your child's life to be significantly altered because of a trusted health care provider's negligence. We want to help you seek the justice you deserve. Filing claims can be challenging, and one error can result in delayed or minimized compensation amounts. Allow us to do it for you, as we are dedicated to giving you the support you need throughout the entire legal process and fighting for your rights. You are not alone.

Contact us today at (304) 449-3505 or visit us online to schedule your free case review with one of our trusted attorneys.

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