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Bringing a new life into the world is a moment of sheer joy. But when complications arise, the sheer joy can quickly turn to extreme fear and uncertainty.
Despite our advancements in medical technology, child birth is still a very precarious time for mother and baby. Complications during childbirth are fairly common. But, if these complications are not addressed properly, they can quickly lead to serious, permanent injuries or even death for a newborn.
What is a birth injury?
A birth injury is any injury to an infant that occurs during delivery or immediately after delivery.
How can I know if the injury my baby suffered was caused by the labor and/or delivery?
Oftentimes parents who sensed that something went wrong during their labor and delivery are usually right. There are many conditions and circumstances that may indicate your baby suffered an injury during birth. The best course of action is to have our attorneys review the circumstances of the labor and delivery, as well as the medical records of both the mother and baby, so they can determine if the injury was caused by negligence.
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Are these symptoms temporary or permanent?
There are many different types of birth injury – some have temporary symptoms and others have permanent effects that last a life-time.
How will this injury effect my baby now and in the future?
There is no way to know how a specific birth injury will affect an infant immediately or over time. Just as each infant is unique, so too are the circumstances surrounding the labor, delivery and immediate after care.
Since no two infants are alike – the severity of a birth injury varies greatly between infants. The same injury may cause mild symptoms in one infant and severe symptoms in another. Lastly, some birth injuries – such as developmental delays or cognitive impairment – may not be detected until the baby is older.
Who can be held liable for this injury?
All healthcare professionals are required to uphold a standard of care. If they do not, they can be held liable for medical mistakes.
These are a few of the most common causes of birth injuries:
These are some of the most common types of birth injuries:
The following conditions or circumstances may indicate a medical mistake was made:
If a child is diagnosed with any of the conditions listed above, it merits further investigation to be sure Standards of Medical Practice were followed to ensure patient safety.
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