Birth Injury Lawsuit Information

29th April 2010
By Penelope Stone in Medical Malpractice
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Birth injuries can happen as the result of a mismanaged labor and delivery, mistakes made during child birth, and/or negligence of the needs of the mother and baby. If you have a child who was the victim of a birth injury, you may be able to bring a birth injury lawsuit against the doctor responsible.

Common results from a birth being handled the wrong way include doctors making decisions which result in problems for the infant, and negligence on the part of the doctor include cerebral palsy, erbs palsy, brachial plexus injury, nerve damage from using forceps, spinal cord damage, and meconium asperation syndrome. This syndrome comes from not clearing the sinuses, mouth, throat, and lungs of meconium stain which may have been inhaled.

Infants who have this type of problem may not live long, or if they do, they may have problems throughout their entire lives because of the resulting physical problems. Some infants born with damage from birth injuries may need medical care for the rest of their lives. If you have a child who has birth-related problems, you may be able to receive help by bringing a lawsuit against the doctor responsible.

Lawsuits of this type may be brought against the attending physician, attending nurses, and anyone else who played a part in the labor and delivery. In some cases, the facility where you gave birth may also be held liable. Your lawyer can help you sort through all the information you have, records of the birth, and the damage your child has experienced as a result of the actions or negligence of the medical professionals who helped in delivery.

You can find a lawyer who specializes in this type of lawsuit, and knows the laws in your state. It will be most helpful if the lawyer you hire practices in your state and has a good record of successfully completing this type of lawsuit. Hopefully, receiving a settlement will help provide for the needs of the child for as long as necessary. The lawsuit may not make everything alright, but it may help you provide what you need to in order to care for your child with the best possible medical and physical care.

Find a New York medical birth injury lawyer, personal injury, or spinal cord injury professional.
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