A birth injury is a tragic event that can destroy a child’s life. And birth injuries are more common that many people would realize. A birth injury can come under the category of medical malpractice and it is caused by a mistake or complication during the delivery of a baby. While some birth complications are unavoidable depending on the situation, many birth injuries are the result of a doctor’s negligence. Here is what you need to know to start to understand birth injury lawsuits.
How Medical Malpractice Plays A Role
A birth injury is any injury inflicted on an unborn baby in the womb or during delivery due to medical error or negligence. Expecting mothers have to rely on the expertise of medical professionals to perform a healthy delivery, but they are often not adequately informed of the risks. But birth injuries can be caused by delivery complications, side effects of drugs, or improper use of medical tools. Also, lack of oxygen during deliver can lead to several ill effects.
When to Seek Compensation
One important distinction is that a birth defect is not a birth injury. A birth defect often has a hereditary cause or a biological one, such as a deformity. Also, birth defects are more likely caused by the negligence of the parent, such as through drug and alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Therefore, it is not likely for someone to receive compensation. But if your child has another condition, such as cerebral palsy, then you should seek a second opinion from another doctor.
How to Proceed
After you seek another opinion, you will then need to find proof that the medical professionals involved in the birth of your child caused their birth injury. You will need to consult a legal professional to handle your case.
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