Each year in the United States an estimated 1 in every 9,714 babies are born with a birth injury. To put that in perspective, out of every 1,000 infants born 6-8 of them are born with a birth injury.
A birth injury is defined as any damage or injury to an infant’s body occurring before, during or shortly after childbirth. A birth injury can vary in severity from minor to fatal injuries.
There are many causes of birth injuries including:
- Delayed Birth – This is one of the leading causes of birth injuries. If a labor exceeds 18 hours and is considered long or difficult the compression on the brain becomes too much to withstand resulting in the infant showing signs of fetal distress.
- Oxygen Deprivation – This can be caused b external ( a kinked or prolapsed umbilical cord) as well as internal (low birth weight, underdeveloped lungs, oxygen deprivation) forces.
- Medical Malpractice – Birth injuries can be caused by misconduct on the medical professional’s behalf due to miscomprehension or misdiagnosis of what is happening during labor/birth.
If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice it is critical to have an experienced attorney by your side. The attorneys at Graves McLain will find the best medical expert to review your case. We will carefully and thoroughly prepare your case and work diligently so that you receive the maximum compensation for your loss. The attorneys at Graves McLain will fight to help turn your life back around.
Call Graves McLain, Serious Lawyers for Serious Injuries. An experienced attorney will review the details of your case and determine the best course of action. Contact us today toll-free at 918-359-6600, email us directly or request a free consultation online. An experienced attorney will review your situation at no cost to you. Trust our team. We’re here to help.