Childbirth is supposed to be a positive time for families. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Statistics show that approximately 27 out of every 1,000 babies born every year in the United States suffer some type of birth injury during the delivery process. Depending on the circumstances, birth injuries can sometimes result in permanent damage including paralysis, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and more.
If your child suffered serious injury during birth, it is important to understand that you may have legal rights and options. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your medical expenses, mental anguish, and other losses. Please contact one of the experienced medical marlpractice attorneys at Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell today for a free case evaluation.
Common Birth Injuries & Their Causes
Birth injuries can vary in severity from minor to devastating. In the most severe cases, birth injuries can even result in death. Some of the more common birth injuries include:
Medical mistakes represent one of the leading causes of preventable birth injuries. When healthcare professionals fail to exercise a standard level of care, bad outcomes can and do occur. Mistakes that occur during the delivery process often have devastating and, in some cases, lifelong consequences—physical, financial, and psychological—for babies and their families.
Your Legal Rights
If your baby was injured during the delivery process, you may be entitled to compensation associated with medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. At Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell, our attorneys and staff have extensive experience handling complex birth injury cases. Please contact us today for a free case review. We will be happy to evaluate your potential case and advise you as to your legal rights and options. We look forward to hearing from you and we welcome the opportunity to serve and assist you.