Grand Junction Birth Injuries & Trauma Lawyer
Giving birth to a new baby is one of the most miraculous experiences in the world. But something that can quickly turn joy into anxiety is learning that your baby has suffered a birth injury. While some birth injuries are the result of factors and circumstances that even the best of doctors may not be able to prevent, others are the direct result of medical malpractice.
If your baby has been harmed as a result of a malpractice, our birth injuries and trauma lawyer can help.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can range, with some birth injuries being very severe, and others healing completely with time. Common types of birth injuries include:
- Brachial plexus injuries. The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves in the shoulder. If the nerves are injured, harm or hand paralysis or weakness may occur.
- Fetal hypoxic/anoxic injuries. If the baby is deprived of oxygen, either during gestation or delivery, a brain injury can result. Brain injuries from a lack of oxygen are usually permanent.
- Brain hemorrhaging. An intracranial hemorrhage is bleeding on the brain. This can be caused by trauma to the brain or a lack of oxygen.
- Facial nerve injuries. Pressure on the facial nerve at the time of birth can lead to facial nerve palsy – paralysis or partial paralysis of the face.
- Bone fracture injuries. Too much pressure placed on an infant’s delicate bones can result in fractured bones. Clavicle fractures are especially common.
The above list is not inclusive. What’s more, sometimes babies are harmed pre-delivery due to gestational complications or medical malpractice. If you think that your baby’s injuries would not have occurred but for a doctor’s error, please call our law firm today for a free consultation.
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How Medical Malpractice Leads to Birth Injuries
While there are several things that can complicate a birth that may not be controlled by a doctor, such as the initial position of the baby or the weight of the baby, there are things that a doctor can and should do to ensure as safe of a delivery as possible. When a doctor commits an act of malpractice, harm is likely. Examples of malpractice that lead to birth injuries include:
- Failure to monitor the fetus;
- Failure to monitor the mother;
- Improper use of force or/and delivery tools; and
- Failure to order an emergency C-section.
Your Rights as a Parent
If you are the parent of an infant who has suffered a birth injury, you and your child deserve to be compensated. If you can prove that the doctor breached the medical standard of care owed to you and that this breach was the proximate cause of harm, you can seek compensation for the full value of losses suffered by your family, including the value of future losses.
Call The Cimarron Ridge Legal Group and Our Birth Injuries & Trauma Lawyer Today
Learning that your child has suffered an injury during birth can be tragic. Our Grand Junction birth injury lawyers can assist you in bringing forth a medical malpractice birth injury claim for damages. Please call our law firm today for a free consultation and the help you need.