The medical malpractice law firm of Nadrich & Cohen has handled numerous birth injury cases caused by negligence in the delivery process. Our birth injury attorneys have handled many cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, facial paralysis, umbilical cord entrapment, fetal distress, brain damage and dystocia cases to successful completion. Many birth injuries and complications are attributable to the baby’s loss of oxygen and severe bleeding within the skull during the birth process.
Common Causes of Birth Injuries:
- Poor Use of Vacuum Extractors or Forceps
- Timely Failure to Respond to Emergencies
- Refusal or Delay in Ordering a C-Section
- Placentia Abruption
- Delayed C-Section
- Difficulties in Breech Delivery
- Lack of care immediately after birth
Should you require assistance with a birth complication claim, please contact us immediately for a free case evaluation by calling 1-800-718-4658 or completing the free case review form to the right. Our birth trauma attorneys have the experience and resources to handle these claims aggressively.
Risk Factors for Child Birth Injuries:
- Premature birth
- Large babies
- Prolonged labor
- Birthing position
- Cephalopelvic Disproportion
- Improper Use of forceps or vacuum extraction
- Umbilical Cord Entrapment
- Inadequate care during pregnancy
Child Birth Injuries resulting from Medical Malpractice
Birth often cannot proceed normally because of a defect of the cervix or weak uterine contractions. Breech births, in which the feet or buttocks emerge first, and transverse births, in which the child is positioned across the uterus, usually require obstetrical intervention, such as forceps delivery, manually turning the baby, or performing a cesarean section. About 10% of pregnancies terminate in deliveries that are too early, producing (after at least 200 days of gestation) premature infants requiring special care. Birth of a fetus prior to about 200 days of gestation is termed a miscarriage; birth within the first three months, an abortion. Stillbirth is the delivery of a dead child.
Complications of childbirth affecting newborns include:
- Infant blindness due to gonorrhea infection: now largely eliminated by routine administration of silver nitrate to the eyes.
- Retrolental fibroplasia: a form of blindness common for some years in premature infants that was found to result from administration of high concentrations of oxygen and is now largely avoided;
- Erythroblastosis fetalis, or Rh disease: now largely preventable.
- Puerperal fever: an infection of the mother’s genital tract once common following labor and delivery, has now also been largely eliminated by preventive hygiene, especially in labor, and by antibiotic therapy.
Why contact Nadrich and Cohen
The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen understand your options and can help. If you or a loved one has experienced any birth injuries to an infant as a result of medical malpractice, please contact our birth injury lawyers immediately by calling 1-800-718-4658 or completing the free case review form to the right. One of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will respond to you within 24 hours.
Our birth injury lawyers are experienced at representing seriously injured infants and their families, and we have recovered over $75 million for our clients.