Birth injuries are startlingly common, with approximately 28,000 babies born in the United States per year receiving one. Sadly, many birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice and could have been prevented had the medical practitioner been operating with the standard of care required of their profession.
Learn more about how medical malpractice may lead to birth injury.
Medical Malpractice Resulting in Birth Injury
Medical practitioners are expected to operate with a certain standard of care. When this does not happen, either due to inattention or deliberate negligence, patients may receive serious injuries as a result. When medical malpractice occurs in the delivery room, both the mother and the infant may be left with life-altering injuries.
Examples of medical malpractice that may lead to birth injuries include the following:
- Failure to prescribe the mother appropriate treatments during pregnancy
- Failure to monitor the infant for signs of distress
- Failure to perform a C-section when necessary
- Pulling or twisting the infant too hard or in the wrong direction
If you believe your child’s injury was a result of medical malpractice, do not suffer in silence. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, our Louisville birth injury attorneys have the experience and financial resources necessary to fight large hospitals and insurance companies. We’ll work tirelessly to ensure you and your child receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at (502) 242-8872 to learn how we can assist you.