888.880.5063
California Birth Injury Lawyer The Firm Attorneys Case Evaluation Contact Us
Birth Injury
Birth Injury
Bilirubin
Brachial Plexus Injury
Brain Cooling
Brain Injuries
Cerebral Palsy
Chemical Birth Defects
Delays in Development
Detecting a Birth Injury
Effect of a Birth Injury as Your Child Ages
Erb’s Palsy
FAQ
Fetal Heart Tracing
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Kernicterus
Labor & Delivery Problems
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice Arbitration
Mental Retardation
Microcephaly
Paraplegia & Quadriplegia
Personal Injury
Pitocin
Premature Delivery
Shoulder Dystocia
Spinal Cord Injuries
Statute of Limitations
Wrongful Death
Contact Us
Phone:
--

Common Birth Injuries

Complications during the labor and delivery process may lead to birth injuries that can affect a newborn for his or her life time. While in many situations an injury may occur due to no one’s fault, other times actions taken (or not taken) may lead to lifelong disabilities.

The most common birth injuries include:

· Brain damage

· Cerebral palsy

· Brachial plexus injuries

· Facial paralysis

· Erb’s palsy

In many situations, birth injuries may be have been preventable had the proper precautions been taken and/or swift and prompt actions taken at the time of birth.

Some examples of errors may include:

  • Failing to promptly order and perform a C-section when the mother and/or infant shows signs of distress;
  • Improper use of a vacuum or forceps during delivery; and
  • Administering pitocin in too high of a dosage or when it is unnecessary

In these situations, when a doctor, nurse or other health care professional fails to act with due care and causes harm, it may be possible to file a claim for medical malpractice based on the negligent care.

For more information or if you believe that your child may have suffered a birth injury due to the reckless or negligent care of a health professional, please contact the experienced and compassionate California birth injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.
Categories: Birth Injury News
888.880.5063
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 275-3133
Map/Directions [+]


Attorney Web Design The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.