A birth injury is any form of injury sustained by the newborn when either in the womb, during delivery or after being delivered which could have been preventable. Depending on the extent of the injury or the type of injury, it can either be classified as a minor injury or a major injury.
Regardless of the form of injury; adequate measures need to be put in place to make sure preventable complications do not happen in the early stages of pregnancy. If proper care is not exercised for both the mother and child, the consequences may result in a permanent damage that may prove impossible to cure or could lead to fatal injuries. In extreme cases, if serious or catastrophic birth injuries are not handled with care and the proficiency needed, it may also result in death of either mother or child.
The causes may either come naturally from the parent; through genetic illness, also if the mother was sick during delivery or stressed. There are also preventable causes like the negligence by the physicians during delivery or even the parent receiving prescription medication which could cause birth defects or premature birth.
If you or a family member has experienced a birth injury as a result of errors made during delivery, malpractice, or hospital negligence, then you should speak with our attorneys who handle birth injuries right away for a free consultation. Our legal team has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases.