A child injured at birth may face a lifetime of limitations, health difficulties, and challenges. Amongst the most serious injuries a newborn can sustain is damage to the child’s brain. A lack of oxygen during delivery (hypoxia/anoxia) or bleeding within the brain can cause irreversible brain damage. Operative intervention in the labor and delivery process must be handled with great skill, care and judgment on the part of the delivery team.
Many birth injuries are not the result of medical malpractice. Despite good care on the part of the entire delivery team, a birth injury may occur. However, the parents or a guardian of a child injured at birth have a right to raise questions about the delivery process and a duty to determine that their child received the care that was due.
Our Milwaukee birth injury lawyers have successfully represented the families of birth-injured children. Such injuries may occur in a wide variety of situations. Some of the more common include the following:
A newborn requires specialized care during the first days of life. Inadequate care, failure to promptly recognize and address emerging problems or infection in the nursery can result in permanent and irreversible damage to the brain and central nervous system.
All parents of children with injuries or health challenges want to know all they can about their child’s condition, including whether better medical care could have prevented the situation.
A birth injury is reported to occur in 27 of every 1,000 live births. Birth injuries range from mild to severe to life-threatening. Most birth injuries are not the result of medical malpractice. Experienced and knowledgeable lawyers can assist you in evaluating the circumstances surrounding your labor and your child’s delivery for the possibility of malpractice. You need a law firm with medical, technical, and legal resources.
If yoru child was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy following an injury at birth, Murphy & Prachthauser attorneys can answer all potential CP case questions.
If you have questions regarding a possible birth-related injury, contact our Milwaukee birth injury lawyers for a free, thorough, and knowledgeable evaluation.