Childbirth is supposed to be one of the most wonderful and amazing moments of your life. But this incredible moment can be destroyed when you or your child suffer injuries during birth. It is even worse when those injuries are due to the negligence of an attending physician or nurse.
When this happens, you are going to have questions. You want to know what rights you have and who will pay for the medical procedures you or your child need. The best place to get those answers is from the personal injury lawyers at The Joel Bieber Firm.
Types of Birth Injuries
Two types of birth injuries can arise from childbirth complications: injuries to the mother and injuries to the child. Both types of injuries can be catastrophic. They can also be the result of professional medical negligence.
Common Birth Injuries to the Baby
Baby birth injuries are most common in premature babies or babies that are larger than normal. When they occur outside of these circumstances, there is a good chance that your doctor or nurse made a preventable mistake. Some of the most common birth injuries from these preventable mistakes are:
- Bruising or lacerations due to forceps
- Temporary or permanent paralysis
- Fractured bones
- Brain damage
- Eye injuries, possibly leading to blindness
- Soft tissue damage
- Temporary or permanent nerve damage
- Wrongful death
When a doctor or nurse negligently harms your child, the damage can permanently impair them. If this happens, your birth injury lawyer can recover money that will pay for a lifetime’s worth of assistance. Your child deserves compensation for the lifetime of pain and suffering they will endure.
Common Birth Injuries to the Mother
The other type of injury that can happen in childbirth is a maternal birth injury. This means that the mother was injured due to the child’s birth. This is just as likely to be the fault of the attending medical professional as an injury to the child.
Because the mother is less fragile than the baby, these injuries are usually less severe. With that being said, almost 700 women in the U.S. die each year due to pregnancy complications, and many of these deaths are preventable. And even if you don’t die, pregnancy complications can often lead to infertility or a pelvic injury.
If you or a loved one were severely harmed or died due to negligence during childbirth, the dedicated attorneys at The Joel Bieber Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Can a Midwife Be Liable?
Even though most midwives don’t have medical degrees, that doesn’t shield them from liability in a childbirth error lawsuit.
Midwives are expected to take the same precautions that medical professionals take during childbirth. If their actions result in preventable harm to the mother or child, you can sue them in the same way you could sue a doctor, nurse, or hospital.
Hire a Childbirth Error Attorney Today
Childbirth has always been dangerous for both mother and newborn. But modern medicine means that — except in rare circumstances — it should be relatively routine.
When doctors negligently fail to take proper precautions, they put the life of both the child and mother in danger. These mistakes can lead to lifelong injuries or even the death of the child or mother.
You deserve compensation for you or your child if you’ve been injured due to negligence during childbirth.
The experienced and compassionate lawyers at The Joel Bieber Firm will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney for your childbirth error lawsuit.