A child’s birth should be a time of joy and celebration. But sometimes, something goes wrong in the childbirth process and serious injury to the infant or mother results. The injury or death of an infant can leave a family with expensive medical bills in addition to the overwhelming tragedy of the event and the problems that lie ahead. A dedicated and caring lawyer, however, can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward from this matter.
Common Causes of Birth Injuries
Approximately seven in every 1,000 infants born in the U.S. each year suffers some type of birth injury. Regrettably, many of these injuries are preventable and may be permanent.
Not all birth injuries are the fault of the doctor or any other medical professional. For example, problems resulting from abnormal fetal presentation or abnormal fetal descent may be unavoidable. But, sadly, sometimes a medical professional’s negligence during delivery leads to a birth injury.