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What You Need to Know About Infant Wrongful Death

In any situation, unexpected death due to negligence is a terribly devastating event, but it can be especially heartbreaking to lose a baby in childbirth. Because doctors should understand the risks of delivering a baby, many times, if there is a mistake made, then that doctor should be held liable for medical malpractice. Infant wrongful death can be a difficult topic to think about, but here is some of the important information that you should know about it. 

Potential Causes

As stated before, the process of delivering a baby can be one of the most high-risk medical procedures. Because there are so many opportunities for complications to occur. Two of the most common causes of fatal birth complications are oxygen deprivation and traumatic injuries. Oxygen deprivation happens when oxygen is restricted or cut off from a baby’s brain during or shortly after birth. Oxygen deprivation can occur from labor stress situations, such as the umbilical cord accidentally wrapping around the infant’s neck. Examples of traumatic injuries can include anything from lacerations during a C-section to head injuries from a forceps or vacuum extraction if the doctor isn’t careful.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If medical malpractice has taken your newborn child, then you have a right to compensation. You will need to discuss with a medical malpractice lawyer about the key aspects of your case. Typically, an evaluation of the events surrounding the incident, as well as before and after, will help determine how the doctor is at fault. In some cases, such as a stillborn child, it can be difficult to tell if there was nothing the doctor could have done to prevent infant death. However, your lawyer can also argue for signs of medical negligence, such as a doctor failing to treat an issue in a timely manner or performing a procedure incorrectly, that will support a wrongful death claim. 

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