The events of childbirth are exciting and unpredictable. That’s why most women trust their obstetrician to take the necessary precautions and ensure their baby’s health.
Recent statistics show that out of every one thousand babies born, twenty-seven suffer minor to debilitating birth injuries. Yet patients of childbirth rarely blame their doctor for these injuries, nor do they investigate the births for evidence of medical malpractice.
If your child suffers from an injury sustained during pregnancy, labor or delivery, contact a medical malpractice attorney at the Cincinnati based law offices of O’Connor Acciani & Levy Co., LPA. For a FREE evaluation of your case call 513-842-9029, or toll free at 877-288-3241 to set up an appointment.
Some injuries are not evident for a long time after the baby’s birth. Lack of oxygen during delivery may cause brain damage and developmental delays. Damage to the nervous system may affect nerve function and may be hidden for years.
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that may be initiated at birth due to an oxygen deficiency, prolapsed umbilical cord or delayed Cesarean section procedure. Stresses to baby’s heart during labor and delivery can lead to future problems. Spinal cord injury can cause paralysis.
Other birth injuries include bruising, forceps damage, bleeding, and broken bones. If the baby’s shoulder is pulled or over-stretched during delivery, arm and hand nerve damage is possible. This injury, known as Brachial Plexus, may result in reduced muscle control and decreased feeling or paralysis of these limbs.
Even if you are unsure that your infant’s injuries were caused by medical malpractice or medical negligence, you owe it to yourself and your newborn to have the incident investigated by an qualified attorney. Many parents carry unwarranted guilt for their child’s abnormality, when a simple legal evaluation would tell them if they have a medical malpractice case.
If you or a loved one has suffered irreparable damage due to medical negligence or medical malpractice, contact a personal injury attorney to advise you of your rights. The law firm of O’Connor Acciani & Levy Co., LPA employs a staff of attorneys experienced in medical malpractice law. For a FREE evaluation of your case call 513-842-9029, or toll free at 877-288-3241 to set up an appointment.
Court costs and case expenses by law are responsibility of the client.