When a baby is born with birth injuries, medical malpractice must be looked at as a direct cause.
Birth injuries or birth trauma are often the result of medical malpractice during labor or delivery.
Sometimes they are the result of a midwife or physician needing to assist the mother with delivery.
Some of the most common birth injuries include bruising around the temples or the head due to a vacuum or forceps delivery. These marks are usually temporary and will subside over time.
Another type of birth injury is a Sub-conjunctival Hemorrhage. This may look more severe than it actually is. Like bruising from forceps, this type of birth injury will disappear on its own over time.
If your child has been born with a birth injury, it is important to speak with a qualified medical malpractice attorney.
You should also make certain that you do not sign any insurance papers or agree to waive your rights. You and your child may be entitled to compensation, depending upon the severity of the birth injury.
Since some birth injuries may occur due to the health care provider’s sincere attempt in delivering the baby the safest way possible, it is crucial to discuss the events that transpired with your attorney as soon as possible as it may be difficult to prove that the birth injury was the result of neglect or error.