Every second a new life is brought into this world. For most families it is a time of joy and excitement after long anticipation.
When Something Goes Wrong
However, when something goes wrong and errors are made during the pregnancy, or in the critical moments in the delivery room, newborn infants can suffer life-long injuries. In addition to the devastation and anguish families may feel, there is also the anxiety and uncertainty about what the future holds. Infants suffering from cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, brain damage and other birth injuries can face life long challenges and need medical care for the rest of their lives.
Examples of Birth Injuries
Some examples of negligence include, delay in performing a caesarian section (C-section), improper use of forceps or other medical devices, failure to monitor oxgen levels, failure to diagnose a treatable condition in the mother, and negligent delivery of a breeched baby.
If you have questions or concerns about whether your baby was injured as a result of medical negligence at the time of birth, contact the Law Offices of Peter A. Jouras, Jr.
For your free consultation, call (913) 677-1999