When a mother goes into the delivery room, she should feel safe and protected. Childbirth should be a beautiful and joyous occasion, free from complications and distress. Unfortunately, in some cases the unthinkable happens: the baby is injured as a result of medical malpractice in DC.
These injuries most often occur when the doctor, nurse, midwife, or another member of hospital staff fails to recognize any potential danger than may interfere with a successful birth. Birth injuries may also occur when the healthcare professional neglects to follow the professional standard of delivery. While birth injuries most commonly occur during labor, they can also happen pre and post delivery. Any negligence to the health of an innocent baby can be considered medical malpractice.
The types of trauma associated with birth injury, including, but not limited to, spinal injuries, broken bones, brain injuries, deformities, Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, and even stillbirth. Injuries to the mother can also be considered for medical malpractice. The slightest bit of negligence from a medical professional can cause a lifetime of complications, expensive medical treatment, and emotional stress. Often the doctors will try to defend themselves, blaming the birth injury on unforeseeable circumstances. Birth injuries can turn into complicated and overwhelming processes, causing involved parties extreme amounts of distress.
Our lawyers and understand how gutting birth injury can be. When it comes to the birth of a baby, all parents want a smooth and safe process. We believe that expectant mothers should enter a delivery room with trust and a sense of protection. When that trust is broken, it is important that the family receive proper compensation. Birth injury cases are often quite complicated. Said cases are not to be taken lightly, and deserve the upmost care and attention. Our lawyers will work through this traumatic event in order to help mothers and families receive the compensation deserved.