The birth of a child should be one of the happiest days in a parent’s life. The parents have all the reason to trust that the physicians, nurses and staff are capable and will take the utmost care to deliver a healthy baby. There are circumstances where the baby is not born healthy and that could have been prevented if the medical providers involved acted appropriately (or in the legal field the term is within the standard of care). The birth of an unhealthy child is always a traumatic experience for the parents and loved ones.
The following is a list of examples of causes and types of birth injuries:
- Failure to predict birth complications or other dangerous conditions
- Improper response to umbilical cord entrapment or a baby in breech position
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Delay in performing cesarean section
- Failure to anticipate and plan accordingly for a large baby
- Administering defective drugs or improper doses
- Improper use of delivery tools, such as vacuum extractor or forceps
- Cerebral palsy
- Erbs Palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
It usually takes a detailed investigation by an attorney and medical experts to determine if the baby’s injury was one of those preventable injuries. If your child suffered a birth-related injury caused by doctor negligence, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim for damages. Although financial compensation won’t undo the harm that has been done to you and your child, it can help to cover your child’s medical expenses, as well as hold the liable parties responsible for their inexcusable failures.
Moaddel Kremer understands that the effects of an injury at birth can be permanent and require long term care. We prioritize you as our client and you become a member of our team once you decide to sign up with us. Our lawyers and staff are here to keep you connected with your case and make the process as easy as possible. We deal with the insurance companies directly and you don’t pay us anything until you receive compensation. Moaddel Kremer is not intimidated by insurance companies that will try to deny your claim.