A birth injury is an injury that is incurred by an infant during the birthing process. Birth injuries differ from birth defects, which are caused by genetics. Birth injuries usually result from medical complications that arise during the birthing process. For example, a doctor may inappropriately use a medical device, which results in the infant being injured. In some cases, these injuries may be unavoidable, and may be considered a risk associated with the child delivery process. These risks are things that most parents are aware of or even advised of by their doctors.
However, there are many birth injuries that are not natural, or part of the overall delivery process. These other birth injuries are typically caused by doctor, nurse, or hospital negligence, and can lead to the infant incurring irreversible, even fatal, side effects and symptoms.
Common Birth Injury Side Effects & Symptoms
There are numerous complicated side effects and symptoms that are associated with birth injuries. These side effects can include:
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The birth of your child should be a happy time; however, if a medical accident results in a birthing injury then the time following your child’s birth could be anything but. If another person’s negligence caused injury to your child during the birthing process, then you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. You could be able to recover compensation for your child’s injuries if you are successful in your filing, and this could mean that your medical expenses, as well as your current and future lost wages could be compensated monetarily. In addition, your pain, suffering, and emotional trauma could also be covered.
An attorney can help if you would like to learn more about your legal options, your child’s rights, and how you might be able to recover damages for your child’s birth injury. At Distasio Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping each and every one of our clients with their personal injury claims. This is particularly true as it pertains to the victims and family members of birth injuries. We work hard to help our clients recover the monetary damages that are needed to help them overcome this difficult time. Contact us today, and you can learn more about the legal protection that you are entitled to.