Injuries that occur during the delivery of a baby have the potential to impact a child’s wellness for the rest of their life. Although risk factors such as the size of a baby or a baby’s positioning during delivery can make the possibility of birth injuries more likely, negligence is the most common cause of birth injuries. Doctors, other medical professionals, and third parties who cause injury to infants and mothers can be held liable for damages.
The Tennessee birth injury law firm at LawMD can help you recover the compensation you deserve if your family has been affected by a birth injury. We are a team of physician-attorneys who are committed to helping injury victims get the care they need.
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Birth injuries may be the result of oxygen deprivation during delivery, unnecessary physical force, infections, or other causes. Negligence during the delivery of a baby has the potential to impact every part of the body, and damage can range from mild to severe. Addressing a birth injury may require long-term or lifelong treatment, although some conditions are curable through surgery and other methods.
Some of the most common types of birth injuries and negligence that can occur during pregnancy and delivery include:
- Erb’s palsy
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Prolonged labor
- Cerebral palsy
- Fetal heart rate monitoring errors
- Neonatal and postnatal infections
- Neonatal birth injuries
- Obstetrical malpractice
- Placental abruption
- Labor and delivery negligence
- Labor induction and pitocin errors
- Forceps/vacuum extractor injuries
Birth injuries can also impact the health of the mother. The negligence of a doctor can cause a mother to suffer from blood loss, lack of oxygen, infections, or physical trauma in the pelvic region. Please contact our Tennessee birth injury law firm if you or a loved one was injured while giving birth.
Issues can occur during the delivery of a baby, and sometimes, those complications are out of anyone’s control. However, it is the responsibility of doctors and nurses to do whatever they can to help the delivery go smoothly.
Birth injuries often result because the doctors who are delivering the baby fail to take certain precautions or respond to issues that arise. The health of both baby and mother must be closely monitored throughout the delivery process, and doctors and nurses must be prepared to identify and correct any complications. Doctors must also use tools properly and be familiar with the administration of labor-assisting drugs.
Doctors and nurses may be solely responsible for the injuries they cause to a patient. Or, their negligence can be the result of failures by hospital administration to provide proper training or supplies.
Birth injuries may also be caused by the negligence of third parties. Defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, and inaccurate tests can lead to significant injury, and companies that manufacture health products or administer medical devices could be held liable for damages.
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At LawMD, our legal team is unique as a group of physician-attorneys who can provide medical insight into the details of your birth injury case. We understand the causes of birth injuries more than most other law firm, and can use our knowledge to build a strong case for you to recover compensation. Contact us today to learn how we can help in your situation.
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