Although some birth injuries occur without fault, others are preventable and can be the result of medical malpractice.
Among the most common types of birth injuries in medical malpractice lawsuits are:
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
Medical errors can cause harm outright or exacerbate the severity of existing problems during birth. Common causes of birth injuries include:
- Failure to adequately monitor the mother and/or fetus
- Failure to initiate a Caesarean section in a timely fashion
- Failure to properly treat fetal distress
- Forceps damage
- Improper use of medical equipment or technique
- Medication error
- Oxygen deprivation
- Performance of an unnecessary or faulty C-section
- Vacuum extraction negligence
Childbirth is both an exciting and stressful event, and you should be able to trust that the medical professionals attending to the mother and infant exercise proper care during the process. When they fail, they must be held accountable for the harm they cause.
The Little Rock medical malpractice attorneys at the Duncan Firm are dedicated to helping the families of children who are the victims of birth injuries due to negligence. We have the knowledge and the resources to investigate and build a strong case supporting your claim.
If your child suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, please contact the Little Rock, Arkansas, attorneys at the Duncan Firm to schedule a free consultation.