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Birth Injuries

To be sure, the medical community has made incredible advances as it relates to delivering babies. Infant mortality rates in the United States are very low, and we have doctors to thank for that, but that doesn’t mean that doctors, nurses, midwives, and other medical staff don’t sometimes make mistakes when they’re delivering a baby that you’ll need a lawyer in Rockford to help you hold them accountable for.

Before, during, and after birth, various mistakes that your doctor could make can lead to birth injuries which could cause long-term health issues for the child. Of course, most of the time, this isn’t the case, but when it does happen, your legal recourse will be complicated to pursue.

Winning Your Birth Injury Malpractice Case

Because most doctors and hospitals are wealthy and well-lawyered, you’ll need a strong advocate on your side. In addition to skilled defense lawyers, you’ll run up against some very nuanced, complex legal hurdles that you’ll need to clear to win your case.

This will include analyzing and compiling medical records, estimating damages, proving that a standard of care was not met, and much more. Fortunately, a lawyer in Rockford can help you with this. It’s never a good idea to pursue a case of malpractice without an experienced legal expert on your side.

Common Birth Injuries Caused by Negligence

As mentioned earlier, there is a wide variety of mistakes that doctors and their staff can make that lead to birth injuries to the mother or infant.

But what kind of birth injuries are we talking about? A few of the most common birth injuries caused by negligence include brain damage, hypoxia, shoulder dislocation, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, ruptured uterus, and more. As you can see, some of these injuries are worse than others. As such, the damages that you may be legally entitled to in a malpractice case depend partly on the extent of the injury. Generally, long-term injuries will require more compensation to make up for the injured party’s medical costs.

Causes of Birth Injuries

The most common mistakes in a medical setting vary from a doctor prescribing a medication with bad side effects or a nurse failing to check the health of a woman who has just given birth. Another common cause of a birth injury is when doctors or their staff incorrectly use their equipment, such as forceps, in such a way that causes trauma to the infant or mother.

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