Birth Injuries – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
About the Investigation:
The medical malpractice team at Siri & Glimstad is evaluating claims from people in all 50 states whose loved one was injured during birth.
What Is a Birth Injury and How Often Does It Occur?
Many people feel that by choosing to give birth in a hospital, they are making the best decision to ensure a safe delivery. They trust that they will enjoy the highest level of care surrounded by medical professionals, but sadly it does not always turn out that way. Medical errors can lead to potentially life-threatening situations. The resulting complications can cause injuries and birth trauma with long-term physical effects for mother and/or baby.
What Kind of Injuries Can Occur During a Birth?
Injuries during birth can result in harm to either mother or child. This can result from a lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery, improper use of delivery equipment (such as forceps or vacuums), failure to identify a problem and resolve it safely and quickly, and more. As a result, babies can experience brain damage, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, nerve injuries, collarbone fractures and more.
Mothers can suffer serious injuries as a result of medical errors during delivery such as excessive bleeding, eclampsia, emergency hysterectomies, and hospital-acquired infections.
Why do Birth Injuries Occur?
Poor prenatal care, misdiagnosed conditions, improper use of birth tools and long labors are just some of the factors that can make it more likely for to arise during labor and delivery. Women who live in low-income areas or do not have a partner often do not have access to the same quality of care and are at higher risk for complications during labor and delivery.
How An Attorney Can Help
If you are a woman who suffered an injury or complication during birth, or your baby was harmed during birth, give us a call to have your case evaluated for free. Statutes of limitation vary by state, so if you think you may have a claim for a birth injury case, do not delay! We have a highly experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice legal team, including a medical malpractice attorney, registered nurses and a medical professional who previously worked for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation – one of the top hospitals in the world. Birth injury cases can be very expensive to litigate. There are many costs involved with proving that negligence or wrongdoing caused the birth injury.
At Siri & Glimstad, there is never any cost upfront to you for our representation. We get paid only if we win for you!
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