Birth Injuries

Not all birth injuries result from negligence or carelessness. But when a doctor or other healthcare professional ignores or forgets the accepted standards of his/her profession, the consequences to the new-born child can be devastating and are usually permanent.

A recent study showed that 6 out of every 1,000 babies born in the United States will suffer a birth injury. These injuries include minor cuts or bruises during the birthing process, but in the most severe cases, complications and medical mistakes can cause:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Brain Injury

There are several medical errors that can lead to birth injuries including: 

  • Failure to choose an appropriate delivery method
  • Failure to diagnose preeclampsia
  • Failure to administer appropriate medications to mother and child
  • Use of non-sterilized instruments
  • Failure to promptly treat infections
  • Incorrect use of vacuum or forceps
  • Failure to timely effectuate a C-Section

If you have questions concerning injuries to a child that were sustained during the birth-process, or immediately thereafter, the lawyers at the Waggoner Law firm can help you to analyze the facts, and help you determine the rights of you and your child. Contact the Waggoner Law Firm at (843) 972-0426.

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