Birth injuries can be devastating for the entire family. Although the healthcare providers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are renowned for offering exceptional services, mistakes can be made in antenatal care, during labor, delivery, or soon after birth. If a mother or a baby (or both) are injured due to the mistakes of a healthcare professional, they may sustain physical or psychological injuries. Birth injuries can have effects that last a lifetime, negatively affecting the entire family.
Some birth injuries are not preventable, and they cannot be blamed on anyone. However, birth injuries that can be attributed to a doctor’s or medical staff’s direct fault are grounds for a birth injury compensation claim.
Different types of birth injuries
Settlements from birth injury claims help families cover the costs of rehabilitation, physical therapy, psychotherapy, home modifications, and other unexpected expenses. There are numerous types of birth injuries, but the most common ones include the following:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erbs Palsy
- Fractured collarbones
- Facial Paralysis
- Oxygen Deprivation
- Perinatal Asphyxia
- Caput Succedaneum
- Brachial Plexus
Birth injuries are not only limited to injuries that happen to the baby. The mother may also sustain birth injuries. Some of the most common birth injuries to the mother include:
- Broken bones
- Post-partum hemorrhage
- Prolapsed or ruptured uterus
- Intrauterine fetal demise
Birth injury cases can be complex, and they require extensive dedication and research. For this reason, it is crucial that you get help from experienced attorneys. At KapLaw, we will review the circumstances and details of your case to ensure that you get fair compensation if the doctor, midwife, or other staff was negligent in their responsibility to provide the mother or the baby (or both) with the care they deserve.
When should you contact a birth injury lawyer?
You should contact a birth injury lawyer soon after realizing that a doctor or medical professional has failed to ensure a safe and healthy birth. Avoidable birth injuries still happen in 30% of deliveries. Failure of medical care providers to provide the legally required standards of care continues to cause tragic birth injuries. KapLaw fights for accountability and responsibility for preventable birth injuries. We will go against the largest hospital corporations and insurance companies to ensure that babies and their families get the compensation they deserve.
KapLaw specializes in Birth injury cases and has the knowledge and expertise required to build a strong medical malpractice case for you. Victims of birth injuries face immediate and future medical costs, loss of income, psychological damages and other expenses due to the mistakes of trusted medical professionals. Contact us today for consultation.