Medical Malpractice and Birth Injuries
Each year, medical malpractice leads to thousands of birth injuries that could have been prevented. Medical practitioners have a responsibility to their patients to provide them with a certain standard of care, and they must be held accountable when they fail in this fundamental duty.
Learn how medical malpractice causes birth injuries and what to do if you believe your child has suffered a birth injury.
When medical practitioners do not know what’s happening in the delivery room or how to respond to events appropriately, mothers and children may be injured as a result.
Common birth injuries caused by medical malpractice include the following:
- Anoxia, hypoxia, or another form of oxygen deprivation
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension
- Prolapsed uterus or perineal tears for the mother
At Wagner Reese, we hold the medical profession in high regard. However, medical practitioners have an important responsibility to ensure the proper care and treatment of their patients. We’re here to represent the patients who are harmed when doctors fail in this duty.
If you suspect your child suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, contact us today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free case evaluation.