Common Birth Injuries
When medical professionals act negligently in the course of caring for a pregnant women or delivering a child, an innocent baby may suffer devastating birth injuries. Although many birth injuries can be avoided, approximately 7 out of every 1,000 babies are born with a birth injury every year in the United States. Childbirth should be a happy time for couples to celebrate an addition to their family, but unfortunately, it can be a nightmare if medical professionals act negligently.
If your child suffered a birth injury because of a mistake made by a medical professional, you should not have to handle the consequences on your own. Contact a San Diego injury attorney with Ritter & Associates today by calling (619) 296-0123 to learn more about what our dedicated attorneys can do to help you at this difficult time.
Types of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can severely impact your child’s quality of life and may even prevent him or her from realizing his or her full intellectual or physical potential. Medical professionals are expected to act according to the standards of their profession at all times, and if they fail in this respect in the delivery room, it may be innocent babies who pay the price for their negligence. Some of the most unfortunately common types of birth injuries in the United States include:
- Erb’s Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain Damage
If your child has suffered any of these, or other, birth injuries, you need an experienced attorney working with you to help hold the responsible medical professional accountable for his or her wrongdoing.
If your child has suffered because of a medical professional’s mistakes, contact a San Diego injury attorney from Ritter & Associates today by calling (619) 296-0123.