Common Birth Injuries in Maryland
Unfortunately, infants can be injured during the birthing process, or in the period of time before childbirth due to negligent actions of doctors or other health care workers. While not all birth injuries rise to the level of seriousness worthy of a lawsuit, those injuries that do inflict severe harm can and should be brought into the legal arena when they are due to the negligence or omissions of health care providers.
Birth injuries cause serious emotional and financial damage to families. Parents of birth injured children can face costly medical procedures and attendant care for the lifetime of the child. A skilled Maryland birth injuries attorney at LawMD can fight aggressively to secure fair monetary compensation so that adequate care can be provided for the birth-injured child.
Since you only have a limited time in which to file a birth injury lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact our birth injury law firm in Maryland as soon as you suspect something is wrong with your infant.
Causes of birth injuries are many
Newborns can be injured in many types of ways including during a difficult birth. Some conditions that are associated with the types of difficult birth that can lead to a birth injury include but are not limited to the following:
- Premature baby
- Large babies
- Narrow pelvis or other pelvic abnormality
- Prolonged labor
- Abnormal birthing presentation such as breech
- Oxygen deprivation
Common birth injuries
Common birth injuries include but are not limited to the following:
- Caput succedaneum
- Subconjunctival hemorrhage
- Brachial palsy
- Fractures of the clavicle or collarbone
- Cerebral palsy
- Erbs palsy
- Brain damage
- Facial paralysis
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Spinal cord damage
- Forceps injuries
A skilled Maryland birth injuries lawyer at The Lawmd knows how to evaluate the facts surrounding the birth injury of your child. Your attorney can make a determination regarding whether the injury was preventable if health care professionals adhered to proper medical procedures, or if you were the victim of negligent prenatal care or mistakes in the delivery room that could have been avoided. Victims deserve fair compensation to assist them with medical care, therapy, long-term attendant care, and pain and suffering.
Contact our Maryland birth injury law firm today to speak to an attorney
If your newborn has been injured in childbirth or during prenatal care, and you need experienced legal representation in Maryland, contact us online, or Call 888-MY-LAWMD ( 888-695-2963 ) for a free initial consultation. We also serve clients in District of Columbia and Virginia.