There is nothing more tragic than injury to a newborn baby. When a newborn enters this world, you have instinctive feelings of love, care and protection for them. The last thing you to hear is that there was an injury to them during pregnancy, labor, delivery or following the birth.

This kind of devastating news is not always obligatory– it may be the result of your doctor’s careless actions or negligence to address any daunting health concerns relating during your pregnancy or delivery. Birth injuries occur for a multitude of reasons, but many of these reasons hold the doctor or physician at fault.

A common form of birth injury is to the brain- something that is hard to treat and often incurable, especially in newborns.

Birth trauma to the brain can cause severe and debilitating life-long damage.

In some cases, brain damage occurs at the hands of your physician or another healthcare provider. When a baby suffers brain damage at birth, you, as a parent, want answers. You want to know what went wrong. Sometimes the only way to do this is through the discovery process of a lawsuit.

Brain Damage Medical Malpractice can result from:

  • Delaying a C-section
    • Using excessive force during delivery
    • Miscalculating the size of the baby
    • Failing to recognize or treat umbilical cord complications
    • Failing to recognize or treat signs of fetal distress
    • Failing to identify and monitor gestational diabetes

Signs that indicate your baby may have suffered brain damage at birth include:

  • Poor sucking
    • Seizures 24-48 hours following birth
    • Blue skin
    • Resuscitation at or shortly following birth

If you suspect that your doctor or other health care provider failed to detect or properly treat or manage potential issues during your pregnancy, labor, delivery or following birth, contact Fellows Hymowitz Rice immediately. We will help you understand what went wrong and why. If injury to your child was the result of preventable medical error, we will strive to recover the compensation, which will help secure their future.

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