The day parents bring a newborn child into the world is supposed to be one of the happiest days in their lives. However, parents do know that there is a lot that can go wrong during the labor and delivery, which can make the day just as nervewracking as it is exciting. When the baby or the mother becomes harmed during the labor or delivery, one of the best days in a parent’s life may take a turn for the worse. Unfortunately, nearly half of all injuries that happen during a birth are the result of a medical professional’s negligence and could have been avoided.
When something goes wrong during a birth, a child may suffer brain damage due to lack of oxygen, injuries due to medical tools, cerebral or Erb’s palsy, or other birth injuries. Some of the causes of birth injuries can include prolonged labor, the large size of the infant, the mother’s pelvis being too small for the birth known as cephalopelvic disproportion, breech delivery, or injuries that occurred due to misuse of delivery instruments.
If your family suffered from the devastating impacts of a medical professional’s negligence during labor or delivery, speak with an attorney about your options today.
Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.