When you bring a child into the world, it is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. Unfortunately, the joy can turn to pain if something goes wrong during the birthing process.
There are many types of birth injuries, with some more common than others. Shoulder dystocia and cerebral palsy are among the most common injuries. While you need to learn as much as possible about these, you can only do so much. Instead, it is your medical team that must make the right decisions at the right time.
Cerebral palsy, for instance, occurs during birth due to a lack of oxygen. If a doctor does not notice fetal distress, there is a good chance that this injury could come into play.
Other types of birth injuries include:
-- Improperly induced labor
-- Damages to the spinal cord and/or bones
-- Internal bleeding
-- Forceps injury
-- Failure to treat an infection
As an expecting parent, you don't want to consider the fact that a birth injury could happen as the result of doctor error. However, knowing this is a possibility will allow you to prepare accordingly, such as by finding the best doctor in your area.
Our attorneys have helped many parents receive compensation for an injury to their child at birth. We know the ins and outs of the law, including which steps you should take. If you want to learn more about these types of injuries, visit our webpage entitled "Birth Injury / Birthing Complications." It won't be long before you have more knowledge.