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Birth Injuries

The delivery of a newborn baby is usually one of the happiest days in a parent’s life. Unfortunately, due to mistakes by obstetricians, anesthesiologists, nurses, or ultrasound technicians, the delivery of a newborn baby is a catastrophic disaster resulting in death or serious permanent injury.

Any Birth Injury is distressing for a child and the entire family. A baby suffering a birth injury such as a brain injury or organ injury frequently requires a lifetime of nursing, special educational needs and rehabilitative care. The cost of such care is massive and can easily run into the millions of dollars.  Few families could ever afford such care. As a result, there is a grave risk that the injured child may not have available the requisite care. Therefore, even though no settlement could ever compensate a family for the harm to their child and family, it is critical that the parents consider holding the responsible party (doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical provider) responsible for the harm they caused such child. Only then, will the necessary resources be available to ensure that the child receives all necessary and appropriate care.

Within the past few years, specific Birth Injuries have been seen with greater frequency. These include:

For the ChildFor the Expecting Mother
Abnormal heart rate (low or high)Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Birth AsphyxiaDeath
Breech PresentationInjuries from Anesthesia
Brachial Plexus injuryDelay or Failure to Perform Cesarean Sections
Brain Damage/Mental RetardationFailure to Diagnose and Treat Preeclampsia
Caput succedaneumInjuries from Improperly Performed Episiotomy
CephalohematomaImpaired Sexual Function
Cerebral PalsyIncontinence of Bladder or Bowel
Death Improper Use of Pitocin
Decelerations Massive Hemorrhage
Developmental Delays Pregnancy Induced Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
Erb’s Palsey or Shoulder Dystocia Sheehan’s Syndrome
Facial paralysis Stroke, Hypoxia or Anoxia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
Iatrogenic Prematurity
Large or Premature Babies
Late Decelerations or Severe Variable Decelerations
Meconium Aspiration
Oxygen Deprivation
Seizure Disorder
Subconjunctival hemorrhage
Swallowed Stool/Feces During Delivery
Respiratory Arrest or Distress Syndrome (RDS)
Traumatic Forceps Delivery