Understanding the Common Causes and Forms of Birth Injuries

June 20, 2013

Birth Injury

birth injury causesThe birth of a baby should be a magical, happy time. Too often, however, babies are needlessly injured during birth and wind up with possibly lifelong complications.

Some injuries that occur at birth cannot be helped, but others are the result of negligence or malpractice on the part of medical professionals.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

These injuries might be as uncomplicated as bruising caused by the mother’s pelvic bones or as complicated as cerebral palsy brought on by a lack of oxygen. Sometimes, the doctor has to use forceps or even a vacuum system to assist with childbirth. If applied properly and with care, there is generally no damage to the baby or the mother.

Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice

If, however, the doctor neglects options such as a cesarean section or misuses artificial birthing aids, birth injuries can be caused by medical malpractice.

Other indications that malpractice might have occurred include:

  • Incorrectly administering drugs designed to control labor.
  • Failing to notice and/or correctly treat bleeding.
  • Failing to respond to fetal distress in a timely fashion.
  • Failing to diagnose complications accurately.
  • Failing to notice and/or treat umbilical cord entrapment.

Our Injury Law Team Can Fight for Your Rights

Very few doctors will fully ignore warning signs or intentionally cause distress. Despite their integrity and training, however, they may make mistakes that result in tragic consequences.

There is no shame in your seeking redress if you or your family has suffered a serious injury, or worse, death during childbirth.

If this has happened to you, a Sarasota birth injury lawyer might be able to help. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is experienced in this type of case; therefore, you can rely on us. We give sound advice not only during the initial, free consultation but also as the case progresses. Call the firm today at (941)-677-2853, and get the help you really need. Our caring attitude and exceptional customer service distinguish us.