When Your Child Suffers a Birth Injury
Having a child is the greatest gift two people can share. But sometimes, that gift can turn from a miracle to a tragedy after the child is injured while the birthing process. When a birth injury is caused by the negligence of a medical professional, you may need a birth injury lawyers to help you get the compensation you deserve.
For more than 55 years, the birth injury lawyers at Munley Law have been helping our clients throughout Pennsylvania through a difficult time. We know the difference between a injury caused by medical negligence and a birth defect. If your child suffered an injury, call us at (215) 515-7688 or fill out our contact form for a free evaluation of your case.
Birth Injuries As a the Result of Improper Care
Complication in the process of labor and delivery can result in a wide variety of problems for a newborn. Oxygen deprivation is one major cause of birth injuries in newborns. This can occur when the umbilical cord becomes compressed or twisted during birth. Another cause of birth injury is an incorrect reading or misinterpretation of the fetal heart monitor, which can result in severe brain injury to a child.
There are times when a birth injury can be prevented if caught during the pregnancy. Some red flags during pregnancy or birth are:
- Excessive bleeding
- Long labor
- Fetal distress
Severe Birth Injuries caused by Medical Negligence
Cerebral Palsy is a term that describes a group of disorders that affect movement control. There is no one cause of cerebral palsy – it can be caused by injury to the brain – before, during or after birth. Some of the group of disorders included in cerebral palsy are:
- Kidney or urinary tract infection in the mother during pregnancy
- Viral infection or measles
- Oxygen deprivation during delivery
- Head injury
- Bacterial meningitis
- Viral encephalitis
- Inadequate care during pregnancy
Erb’s Palsy or Brachial Plexus Palsy can result from shoulder dystocia during the birthing process. Shoulder dystocia occurs when the infant’s shoulder is caught behind the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery. This can cause the child’s nerves to be torn resulting in a limp arm. Tearing of these nerves can cause permanent paralysis of the arm.
You Need The Top Birth Injury Lawyers
The birth injury lawyers at Munley Law has successfully litigated numerous medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. If your child was injured in birth as a result of medical negligence, don’t wait much longer. Contact us today for a free consultation.