The birth of your child should be cause for celebration. What can and should be one of the happiest days for your life can become one of the worst if your child is harmed during birth due to medical malpractice.
Tragically, there are many types of medical errors that may occur during pregnancy or the birthing process due to the negligence of obstetricians, gynecologists, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals, including:
All medical professionals, including doctors, surgeons, nurses, and hospitals, have a duty to provide patients with the standard of care that is generally accepted in the medical community. When an act or omission by a healthcare provider falls below the standard of care and causes injury or death to the mother or baby, a case for medical malpractice will exist.
Birth injuries can be caused by errors during pregnancy or delivery. In many cases, birth injuries are preventable. They can range from minor injuries, such as bruising because of negligent use of forceps, to serious injuries, such as brain injury caused by negligent forceps use. Common birth injuries consist of:
Birth injury and other malpractice cases require medical expert testimony, and a careful investigation into the birthing process, usually on a minute-by-minute basis. We have the experience and dedication required to make the cases of our clients.
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