Birth injury is damage sustained during the time the unborn child is developing in the womb or during the birthing process. Medical Malpractice is sometimes a cause of traumatic injuries during birth or when the unborn child is developing in the mother. Common delivery errors during birth include improper use of forceps or vacuum, failure to monitor fetal strips and failure to perform cesarean section. Significant injuries can occur when the doctor or nurse fails to read the fetal monitoring strips. If the strips indicate fetal distress then the doctor must act immediately or the unborn child could be deprived of oxygen and the baby can sustain brain damage that could have been avoided.

Our medical experts can determine whether medical errors were responsible for a child’s birth injury claim, include those arising from:

• Subconjunctival hemorrhage

• Facial paralysis

• Brachial Plexus Palsy

• Erb’s Palsy

• Traumatic Brain Injury

• Cerebral Palsy

No amount of money can compensate a child or mother for such catastrophic injuries. However, a medical malpractice claim might prevent similar harms to other families, by exposing a doctor's or hospital’s negligence. Financial compensation can help with the medical costs and long-term care expenses of an injured child but the greatest benefit might be preventing a future child from suffering the same injury by exposing the doctor or hospital.