When a child is seriously injured before or during birth due to the negligence of a medical care provider, parents may file a medical malpractice suit on behalf of the child. In rare occasions, mothers giving birth may be injured by the negligence of a doctor, hospital, or other medical provider and a medical malpractice suit may result. David A. Axelrod & Associates fights for patients who have endured birth injuries due to medical malpractice.
Birth Injuries Due to Medical Malpractice
In order to succeed in a medical malpractice birth injury claim, a plaintiff must prove that the injury was the fault of a medical care provider. This means that if the doctor or hospital had not been negligent, the injury either would not have occurred or would have been less severe.
Birth Injuries Common Cases
- When the doctor fails to appropriately monitor and control an infant’s oxygen intake before and during delivery
- When the doctor fails to appropriately monitor and control the loss of blood by the mother during delivery
- When the hospital fails to monitor and test the mother’s health prior to delivery when a condition such as high blood pressure ends up causing a seizure during delivery
- When a doctor unreasonably decides to deliver a baby prematurely and the baby suffers brain damage as a result