We represent Maryland victims of birth injuries and their families. Complications in the process of labor and delivery can result in a wide variety of problems for a newborn baby. These problems are known as birth injuries and can range from mild to severe.
One major cause is oxygen deprivation, which commonly occurs when the umbilical cord is compressed or twisted in the birth process. The other main cause is mechanical trauma, which may occur when the baby assumes an unusual position at the time of birth (buttocks rather than head first, for example) or when the baby is too large to pass through the birth canal easily. An attorney from our firm can assist you and bring your medical malpractice case to court.
Did your child suffer a birth trauma in the hands of a medical professional? If so, contact one of our Maryland Birth Injury Attorney for a Free Case Evaluation today!
Numerous birth injuries are caused by mistakes made by hospitals or doctors during delivery. A birth injury can occur if excessive force is applied in the delivery of a child or there is a delay in performing a necessary C-section delivery. A birth injury can also occur if the delivery team fails to properly anticipate the size of a child, causing a turbulent delivery.
A birth injury are most often caused by operative deliveries, whether vaginal or abdominal than spontaneous deliveries. Birth injuries have been reported to occur in 27 of 1,000 live births.
Common birth injuries include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Skin Irritation
- Temporary Paralysis
- Brain Damage
- Erb’s Palsy
- Fractured Collar Bone
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- Brachial Plexus Palsy
The most serious type of birth injury is the type that affect the brain. They are caused by oxygen deprivation or bleeding within the skull or brain. These injuries vary greatly in severity. They may lead to long-term seizure disorders or cause cerebral palsy or mental retardation. Our attorney can help you and your child receive the compensation you deserve.