Bringing a new child into the world is a special time for parents. Unfortunately, with a busy and rushed medical system, accidents during the birthing process can occur. Medical malpractice is a common incident that can cause minor or major problems during the birthing process. If you noticed a medical condition after your child’s birth, you may need to hire a personal injury attorney.
1. Cerebral and Brachial Palsy
There are a number of different palsy conditions that can occur due to damaged nerves. Sometimes, these injuries only affect your child for a few months; other times, these injuries can affect a child for life.
Babies are very delicate, and without extreme caution, fracture can occur during birth. If your child was injured in during or after the birthing process, you may be entitled to compensation due to medical malpractice.
3. Brain Damage
Brain injuries, paralysis, and other related cases are somewhat common during birth. These injuries can occur from unnecessary force put on the child or a lack of air due to oxygen deprivation. These birth injuries can cause a number of other conditions to develop.
This condition, also called kernicterus, can cause permanent brain damage if not immediately treated after a child’s birth. It is caused by uneven blood levels and must be diagnosed quickly to avoid long-term complications.
If your child experienced an injury during birth, it’s important to know your rights under medical malpractice law. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood practice in these legal areas and can help you better understand your case. To speak with a personal injury attorney at our Cary office, call us at (919) 238-4668.
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