Was Your Child Injured During Birth?
Insufficient oxygen to an infant’s brain during labor and delivery can result in a lifetime of disability. It can be discouraging for new parents to learn that their child will endure such difficulties. However, it is even more upsetting to learn that the birth injury may have been avoidable.
At the law office of Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. L.P.A., we help parents obtain answers, compensation and justice for medical malpractice that caused their child’s injury. Our birth injury lawyers have comprehensive knowledge of the medical and legal issues involved in obstetrics and birth injuries.
Know The Common Examples Of Birth Injuries
Failure to recognize respiratory distress, breached delivery, negligent instrumental delivery, and other obstetric malpractice can cause injury or death to the mother or infant.
Some common complications of birth include:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Blindness or deafness
- Permanent paralysis
- Erb’s palsy/shoulder dystocia (also known as chicken wing deformity)
- Obstetrics injury
- Harm to the mother
- Other serious birth trauma
What Is Pregnancy And Delivery Negligence?
While many children suffer birth injuries that were outside the control of the attending physicians, medical malpractice occurs when the doctor’s failure to provide standard care causes the birth injury. Our lawyers hold doctors, nurses, OB GYNs, other medical professionals and hospitals accountable for negligence that causes a birth injury.
Negligence may include failure to:
- Carefully oversee the pregnancy, labor or delivery
- Recognize fetal distress as signs of hypoxia (lack of oxygen)
- Adequately assess the mother for labor and perform a c-section
- Properly use vacuum extractors or forceps
- Diagnose HELLP syndrome/Toxemia/Preeclampsia
- Perform a cesarean section delivery
- Recognize placental abruption, uterine rupture or prolapsed cord
- Consider risks of VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section)
Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. L.P.A. offers compassion and guidance to families coping with the challenges of a birth injury. We recognize that doctors and hospitals will forcefully defend malpractice cases to protect their reputation. Our firm has the collective experience, resources and medical knowledge necessary to prepare an effective claim.