Medical Malpractice: Birth Injuries

Labor and delivery affect both mother and infant. Birth injuries happen to babies before, during, and after delivery. These injuries are often life-changing and can impact the baby’s development.

Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries occur when medical practitioners fail to anticipate birth complications. This includes fetal distress during delivery, twisted umbilical cords, maternal infections/health conditions, and not responding appropriately to maternal or fetal bleeding. Failure to order a cesarean section when medically necessary, improperly using medical equipment such as vacuum extractors, and not providing medical care in a timely manner or failing to properly care for the mother or baby after delivery are other common causes of birth injuries.

Conditions such as shoulder dystocia, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), bone fractures, cephalohematoma, and others can result from improper medical care. If your child suffered any of these injuries or conditions during birth, contact an experienced medical malpractice for an investigation.

Medical Mistakes and Medical Negligence

Medical mistakes are errors that a skilled and competent provider in that situation might make which has unnecessary consequences or causes harm. There is generally no liability for a medical error not associated with negligence, but the difference between mistake and malpractice is frequently subtle. Consult with an attorney to learn more about your unique situation.

Medical negligence is when healthcare professionals fail to follow the expected medical care standards, which results in injury or death.

A birth injury claim is often a difficult process, so it’s important to work with an attorney who can help you navigate each step. Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy have a lifelong impact on individuals. Some children may need additional medical support or full-time care due to the extent of their birth injuries. A birth injury verdict or settlement can help pay for mobility aids, home nurses, occupational/physical therapy, adaptive equipment, surgeries, specialists, and other treatments.

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.