Birth injuries can occur during the childbirth process. These injuries can be detrimental to a newborn and affect them for the rest of their lives. During childbirth, doctors need to provide all the care they need to their patients, including the mother and the newborn. This can help prevent injuries or complications from occurring during the childbirth process. When doctors do not provide the best care possible, birth injuries can occur.
A doctor may provide all they care they can to a patient, including the baby and the mother. However, these birth injuries can also be a direct result of a doctor’s negligence. When a doctor fails to do all they can to prevent a child from developing a birth injury, they may face a medical malpractice lawsuit from the family. If they are failing to perform up to their standard of care, they may be held accountable for this by their patient.
What birth injuries can be caused by negligence?
During the process of childbirth, mothers listen to their doctors and try to do their best to do all they can to protect their baby during this process. Mothers want their babies to be healthy. Unfortunately, there are situations that can happen that can result in an injury to the newborn, causing them to live with these injuries for the rest of their lives or for them to need multiple surgeries. These injuries can include a variety of negligent acts that are done by the doctor that is handling the birthing process. For these cases, it is important for patients to remember acts of negligence by the medical professional that can prove they did not do all they can to prevent the injury from occurring. Birth injuries can include Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, spinal cord injuries and more. When negligence plays a role in a doctor’s behavior in childbirth, it can result in brain damage caused by vacuum extractor misuse and forceps misuse or brachial plexus injuries caused by excessive force when handling a shoulder dystocia. When these injuries occur, it is important to get evidence that proves the doctor was negligent, leading to the injury.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.