Birth injuries are caused in many different ways. When a birth injury is caused by negligence by the obstetrician, this is what gives rise to a legal personal injury claim on the child’s behalf. However, it is a very complicated process to determine whether or not negligence occurred, and is usually only found after an attorney or a court has reviewed all relevant evidence in the claim. In order to get a legal determination about whether you should file a claim, call our offices today to schedule a consultation where we will review your individual case. A few of the common causes of birth defects include:
- Delayed C-Section: When an obstetrician unreasonably delays a C-section even though there are signs of fetal distress, negligence has occurred.
- Failure to Monitor the Child: Negligence can be as simple as a doctor or nurse’s neglect in paying attention to signs of fetal distress.
- Delivery Method: Tugging on the child, pressure on the head and neck of the child, and various forms of extraction methods such as forceps or vacuum can seriously and permanently injure the child.
- Other Problems: There are many other issues that can injure the child or mother, including use of medication for the mother, positioning of the child, botched C-section, and negligent prenatal or neonatal care.