Birth Injury Medical Malpractice

All parents wish that their child will be born healthy. Unfortunately, every year children are born still, or suffering from permanent neurologic or intellectual problems, and even from HIV infection, as a result of negligent treatment by doctors. In some instances, the child or the mother does not survive the pregnancy or delivery.

These injuries can often be prevented with appropriate monitoring and treatment. In some cases, the mother's history can include factors that make the pregnancy or delivery high-risk. In other cases, there are signs that the unborn baby is not developing in a healthy manner or is in fetal distress. If there are signs that the pregnancy or delivery has become high-risk and that the unborn baby is in fetal distress, time is essential. Indeed, in cases of fetal distress, the well being, and even the life of the baby and mother, depend on the immediate diagnosis and management of the complications that are placing mother and fetus at risk.

If your son or daughter suffers from a permanent neurologic or intellectual disability, or did not survive pregnancy or delivery, and you suspect that the negligence of a doctor or other health care professional was the cause, you should contact a competent attorney immediately. The attorney will be able to work with you to determine whether there were signs that the pregnancy or delivery was high-risk, and whether the treatment provided was below the standard of care resulting in injury to the child or mother.

This website was designed to explain how medical malpractice arises in the context of a failure by a physician to timely diagnose and treat prenatal and birth complications; to describing what is involved in pursuing a medical malpractice claim; and to offering a convenient and free attorney consultation to those who believe they have been the victim of medical malpractice.