Common Causes of Birth Injuries

by actuate | August 28th, 2017

During the birth of your child, you trust doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest-quality care.

But just like all employees in the medical profession, delivery and neonatal healthcare workers can make mistakes—some of which can have devastating consequences for your child. To make matters worse, some of those mistakes can be caused by negligence or carelessness.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped parents whose children were injured because of factors such as:

  • Dangerous movements of the child’s body during delivery – Children are extremely vulnerable during delivery. When doctors or nurses fail to exercise extreme caution, children can suffer severe bruising, broken bones, and head injuries.
  • Medications that interfere with delivery or pose threats to the baby – It’s common for women going into labor to receive certain medications. But doctors must be vigilant and prescribe only medications that won’t put mother or child at risk.
  • Failure to monitor – Both pregnancy and childbirth require close monitoring to protect mother and child. Healthcare workers who fail to chart and keep track of important vital signs can put babies at risk.

Birth injuries can lead to serious health problems such as cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, and Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial plexus birth palsy).

If your child was injured because of a healthcare professional’s mistakes or negligence, you may be facing expensive medical bills and years of emotional pain. Don’t go it alone. Contact our Norfolk birth injury lawyers today. Our consultations are always free, and we’re available to take your call 24/7.