A baby’s delivery should be an exciting and joyful time for a family. However, sometimes innocent babies are injured during delivery because of a traumatic delivery process. In most cases, traumatic delivery is the result of a doctor’s careless or negligent handling of labor and delivery. Unfortunately, this terrible act of medical malpractice can leave a new family facing high medical bills and emotional trauma as they struggle to handle their precious infant’s potentially permanent injuries.
Injuries Caused During Traumatic Deliveries
A newborn can suffer serious complications if his or her delivery is mismanaged by the attending physician and medical team. Some of the injuries that might arise due to a traumatic delivery include the following:
- Head injuries such as cephalohematoma
- Brain damage including cerebral palsy
- Nerve damage such as Erb’s palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Spinal cord injuries
Any of the above injuries can have lasting and sometimes permanent effects on a newborn. Sadly, the cost of treating such birth injuries can be expensive and sometimes beyond the financial means of your family. However, a family who suffers because of delivery room negligence may be entitled to financial compensation from the doctor or medical professional at fault for the traumatic delivery.
If you or someone you know has had a baby that suffered injuries due to a dangerous delivery, you might be able to hold the negligent delivery room doctor responsible for his or her behavior. Contact the experienced lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today by calling (617) 426-4488 to discuss your legal options and how we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation on behalf of your injured infant.