The birth of a child is one of life’s most joyous and beautiful experiences. Making the decision and going through pregnancy will forever change your life. The challenges of pregnancy likely put your family through stress and worry. As the moment drew near, this stress probably turned into excitement of your incoming child, as the occasion of birth should be a celebrated. Unfortunately, sometimes the inconceivable happens and injuries occur during the birthing process.
Birth injuries bring great suffering on your newly formed family. Amidst the struggle, you are likely filled with questions of how and why. Sadly, many birth injuries occur as a result of negligence or error from the medical professionals handling your birthing process. While nothing will make the reality of a birth injury easy, knowing some common causes and facts surrounding birth injuries can help you make an informed decision on how to proceed. With that being said, experiencing a birth injury is a complicated situation and you may benefit from consulting an birth injury attorney to help you through the process.
The unfortunate occurrence of a birth injury can upend any future plans. Birth injuries come in various forms. Some common birth-related injuries include the following:
Despite the range and variety of birth injuries, negligent medical practices can be responsible for most. Injury-causing negligence comes in many forms. Medical professionals can fail to aptly identify and treat illness in the mother that then passes to the infant. Sometimes medical professionals can fail to correctly use birthing tools. On other occasions, the equipment used to monitor and assist with the birth can be defective.
Medical professionals can also perform medical malpractice by giving incorrect medication, fail to present the necessity for or correctly perform C-sections, or by mishandling the birthing process itself. The sad reality is that there are many ways that medical professionals can make a mistake and cause a birth injury.
Birth injuries effect many across California and America. Well over 25,0000 birth injuries occur every year. In America, around 7 out of every 1,000 babies are born with an injury. Out of all occurring birth injuries, nearly half could have been avoided if negligent behavior wasn’t a factor. These statistics speak to the disturbing effects negligence can have on the birthing process.
The reality of having your newborn experience a birth injury has probably left you in a state of grief and suffering that no new parent should be forced to experience. Unfortunately, this traumatic experience may have been the result of negligent behavior or medical malpractice. You may not know how to approach the process of receiving compensation for this life-altering negligence. Due to the plentiful resources most medical institutions have at their disposal, seeking compensation on your own may only add suffering to your life.
For this reason, it would be wise to consult with an Escondido birth injury attorney. At Simpson Law Group, our attorney’s will not be intimidated while they seek compensation on your behalf. For a consultation, click this link or call us at 619-236-9696.
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