Medical care professionals handle most births and deliveries appropriately; however, medical negligence can occur. Sometimes physicians, midwives or obstetrical nurses fail to diagnose or properly treat various conditions that arise during pregnancy. Injuries during child birth may constitute medical malpractice. A protracted labor and delivery process, despite signs and symptoms or fetal distress, can result in birth injuries. If a necessary cesarean section delivery is delayed, the lack of oxygen reaching the child may result in injury or death. Deprivation of oxygen any time during the labor and/or delivery process can result in permanent serious injury.

     Inappropriate medical care may result in:

  • Birth Trauma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mental Retardation
  • Skull Fracture
  • Development Delay
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Paralysis
  • Quadriplegia
     The emotional and financial cost to a victim of malpractice during childbirth can be catastrophic. There are complicated and stringent statutes of limitations for medical malpractice cases that limit the amount of time an injured individual has to file a lawsuit.



Birth Injuries