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Is a birth injury considered medical malpractice?

Is a birth injury considered medical malpractice?

Although the birth of a child can be an exciting time, it can also cause for some nerves from future parents. During this time, they are most concerned with the well-being of their child. They want to make sure the child is the healthiest they can be. Parents put their trust in their physician to deliver the baby in the safest way possible. If the doctor does not do all they can to ensure a safe delivery that results in a healthy baby, they may be found to be negligent. If negligence plays a part in the doctor’s behavior, they may be held responsible for this negligence. Negligence can show that they were involved in medical malpractice. Birth injuries can be the result of negligence by a doctor in childbirth. Families can file a lawsuit against their doctor if the negligence on the doctor’s behalf played a part in medical malpractice case.

What birth injuries can be caused by negligence?

During childbirth, there are situations that can happen that can result in an injury to the newborn. These injuries can include a variety of acts by the doctor that can cause an unfortunate injury to occur. For these cases, it is important to remember acts of negligence by the doctor that can prove they did not do all they can to prevent the injury from occurring. Birth injuries can include Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, spinal cord injuries and more. When negligence plays a role in childbirth, it can result in brain damage caused by vacuum extractor misuse and forceps misuse or brachial plexus injuries caused by excessive force when handling a shoulder dystocia.

To prove a doctor is responsible for your child’s injury during labor, you will have to prove that their negligence directly caused the injury to the child. This injury may be something that affects the child for the rest of their life. Their negligence can be seen through their standard of care. To measure their standard of care, you can look at other medical professionals and institutions that they are associated with. These insights can give you a look at what their care should look like and consist of. Negligence can prove that medical malpractice took place. Negligence can prove that the doctor failed to uphold a certain standard of care that they were supposed to. An investigation should be done to prove that the doctor was negligent. This investigation needs to be done to reveal what acts were committed.

If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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