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Medical Mistakes That Cause Birth Injuries

While the birth of a child is one of life’s great joys, it is also a complex process that requires medical professionals to exercise a high degree of care when treating mother and child. Sadly, far too often, birth trauma and serious injuries result from substandard medical care.

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After a birth injury, the parents need answers. How did this happen and why? Parents have the right to seek financial compensation to help deal with a birth injury that may affect the child’s entire life. When birth injuries are caused by medical negligence, the medical evidence should be carefully reviewed. At Gray, Ritter & Graham in St. Louis, our lawyers have the experience and resources to handle such a review in all types of birth injury cases.

  • A failure to monitor the fetus during labor or respond quickly and appropriately to fetal distress and labor complications can result in serious birth injuries.
  • A mother and baby may be harmed when the mother or fetus is in distress during labor and a cesarean section (c-section) is not performed in a timely manner, or at all.
  • Cerebral palsy is a brain injury that affects muscle coordination. In some cases, a doctor’s mistake in delivery can cause cerebral palsy.
  • Asphyxia during the birth process can cut off essential oxygen to the brain and cause hypoxia and brain damage.
  • A shoulder dystocia injury, such as Erb’s palsy or a brachial plexus injury, can be caused when the baby is in a difficult position or is too large to travel through the birth canal. The shoulder nerves are damaged, affecting the entire arm.
  • After the birth, pediatric negligence can cause injuries.
  • The failure to diagnose and treat potential problems during prenatal care can cause birth injuries or injuries to the mother.

Birth injuries can result in life-long, serious injuries.

The effects and the expenses for a birth injury can last a lifetime. When catastrophic injuries are caused by medical malpractice, doctor error, nursing negligence or hospital errors, our medical malpractice lawyers have the resources and expertise necessary to handle the case.

It costs nothing to call and ask us to review your case. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can review the medical records and determine what happened. We represent clients in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and throughout the region.

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