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Birth Injury Causes

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No parent wants to see their child harmed, especially when those injuries take place during the birth process. Child birth can be as traumatizing as it is beautiful, especially if the medical staff is unprepared, unqualified, or careless. Babies are extremely fragile at birth, which is why doctors, nurses, midwives, and other medical professionals must handle babies with extreme care. If the medical staff fails to handle a newborn baby or expecting mother with proper care, it can result in serious birth injuries.

If you believe your child may have suffered a birth injury, it is your job as a parent to determine how that injury was caused and who is liable. But, you shouldn’t be expected to go down that road alone.

Our experienced team at Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. specializes in personal injury claims and we have handled numerous birth injury cases on behalf of frustrated, angry, and disheartened parents. We know how trying this process can be, and we want to provide you with the legal resources and support to make seeking justice easier. We believe no child should suffer medical negligence, and if your baby was harmed because of someone else’s mistake, we want to help ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover in peace.

Call (401) 200-4059 for a free consultation with our birth injury attorneys.

What Causes Birth Injuries?

Birth injuries can be caused by any number of things, including negligence, carelessness, and medical mistakes. Doctors might fail to take action in crisis situations, though their inaction could prove even more damaging. Or, alternately, nurses and midwives may fail to monitor the unborn baby’s heartrate properly, which could ultimately lead the baby to fall into fetal distress. If healthcare professionals fail to act quickly when the baby is in distress, he or she could be deprived of oxygen and could be severely harmed. In short, if the medical team is in any way unprepared for the baby’s delivery, or if they fail to respond to certain situations properly, the mother and unborn baby could suffer irreparable harm.

A few common reasons birth injuries occur include:

  • Failure to perform a C-section
  • Failure to monitor the fetal heart rate
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress
  • Improper use of birth tools, such as forceps or vacuums
  • Failure to identify and treat maternal infections
  • Failure to respond to or prevent preterm labor
  • Improper medication administration or incorrect doses

Let Us Help You Pursue Justice

If your child has shown developmental delays, physical injuries, or if he or she was in distress during delivery, you may have reason to believe a birth injury was involved. Birth injuries can cause infants severe pain, and may even result in permanent injuries, including brain damage, nerve damage, shoulder injuries, developmental delays, altered motor skills, paralysis, and more. In worst-case scenarios, some birth injuries can prove fatal to the baby, mother, or both. If your child was harmed, don’t wait to seek justice. Caring for a child with a birth injury can be extremely taxing and costly, and you deserve the funds and resources to care for your child properly, especially if their injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness.

Ready to get started? Contact Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. to discuss your birth injury case with our Rhode Island attorneys.