The day a child is born is often seen as the best day in a parent’s life. Most of the time, all goes as planned and the parent and newborn go on to live a happy life. However, when a birth injury occurs, the day a child is born can be devastating and result in lifelong heartbreak.
There are a lot of different factors that can result in a birth injury. The negligence of a doctor or nurse can result in serious health problems for the rest of the child’s life. Some common birth injuries are Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Brachial Plexus Palsy, Meconium Aspiration Syndrome, forceps injuries, shoulder dystocia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and other injuries impacting the newborn’s head and brain.
Of course, some birth injuries occur because of natural issues with the birth such as a twisted umbilical cord or a breech, meaning the baby is sideways in the womb. However, your doctor should have the necessary experience to see that there is an issue with the birth and address it before something tragic happens. If your newborn baby was the victim of a birth injury and is facing serious health issues, you may have a birth injury case.
Contact an experienced medical negligence attorney today for assistance assessing your case and helping you find justice during this difficult time.
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