In the U.S. each year, a birth injury occurs in nearly seven out of every 1,000 births, often leaving the child with a lifetime disability and parents with endless medical bills.
Sadly, birth injuries sometimes are unavoidable. But often, they are preventable and occur as a direct result of ObGyn malpractice or negligence on the part of other medical professionals either during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or after a child is born.
In many cases, obstetrician malpractice occurs when an ObGyn fails to properly advise a patient of certain risks, doesn’t perform needed tests, or delays the delivery despite signs of fetal distress. ObGyn lawsuits involving obstetric malpractice are highly complicated. That is why you need to find experienced birth injury attorneys who have a proven record of winning these complex cases.
These are more common examples of birth injuries. These can be preventable injuries that result in ongoing medical care and expenses.
- Brachial Plexus
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy-HIE
- Shoulder Dystocia