Birth Injury Malpractice

June 2023

A birth injury can be defined as harm that occurs to a child or the mother before, during or immediately after a child is delivered.  In other cases, a child may be injured in utero when the mother is under the care of an obstetrician.

Some of the common causes of birth injuries include the failure to treat and diagnose complications, such as infections, during pregancy and the birthing process, failing to maintain a sanitary hospital,  failing to monitor hemorraghing during the birthing process, failing to monitor either the morther or the baby's oxygen level and recognize fetal distress, failing to use birthing tools in a proper manner and failing to manipulate the baby's position during birth.

A person is never more vulnerable than at birth.  A birth injury can set a difficult course in life for both the child and the parents. Birth injuries can put financial strain and significant emotional strain on families.  Most parents are not ready to deal with the high cost of financial care that comes with a serious birth injury.

If your child has been suffered a birth injury, take the time to talk to experienced counsel.  At Herrick & Hart, we have been on the side fo the injured since 1951.  We offer a free consultation on birth injury cases.

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