Tag Archives: Childbirth

Birth injuries can be prevented

Birth injury refers to a wide set of problems that affect the mother or baby that occur during pregnancy and delivery. The most common causes of these problems is the result of genetics; however, pregnancy complications and accidents during labor and delivery may be caused by carelessness and late intervention on the part of health […]

Examples of Common Birth Injuries

Medical malpractice (negligence) or improper medical care including pre-natal care, labor and delivery can cause physical harm to the newborn and/or the mother. These birth injuries are considered a civil wrong (tort) which often provides the foundation of a medical malpractice lawsuit. The injury could be a result of an intentional or careless action of […]

Cerebral Palsy: Legal Options

Cerebral palsy is caused when not enough oxygen reaches a baby’s brain during a woman’s pregnancy or during the birthing process. When oxygen does not reach the baby’s brain, then distress occurs and serious brain damage could occur. There are different forms of cerebral palsy, but one of the most common reasons that cerebral palsy […]

What Can a Birth Injury Lawyer Do for Me?

Many times, a birth injury is preventable. The injuries involved might be directly related to exposure to highly toxic substances or medical malpractice negligence. In fact, if your infant suffers from retinoblastoma, Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, forceps injuries, bronchial plexus injury, shoulder dystocia, brain swelling, brain damage, internal bleeding or other possible birth-related injuries you […]