Having a baby is supposed to be the best and one of the most important times in anyone’s life. When complications arise during pregnancy that end up causing injury to your baby, you cannot think clearly and the influx of emotion is debilitating. It’s important to protect your legal rights and those of your newborn baby.
It’s also very important to understand the difference between a birth injury and birth defect; while birth injuries are typically caused by complications during labor or delivery that could have been avoided. Birth defects are often the result of genetics or environment and are caused before pregnancy. Below are examples of birth injury situations that could be caused by medical error and that you should have investigated:
- Oxygen deprivation leading to brain damage
- Bruising from forceps or vacuum extraction
- Medication problems and mis-prescriptions
- Failure or delay in ordering C-section when necessary
- Facial paralysis
- Bone or skull fractures
The Law Office of Joseph M. Kar PC offers legal representation and counseling for clients with questions about their doctor or hospital’s conduct during a birth, which led to a birth injury. Whether the injury was caused during pregnancy or delivery, or resulted from the negligence or malpractice of a medical practitioner or hospital or its stall, we will work fiercely to get you answers and to prosecute your claims and case so that you receive the right compensation.