Arizona Birth Injury Malpractice Attorneys
If your baby was injured at birth, that injury could mean a lifetime of special needs. According to the March of Dimes, 150,000 babies are born each year with a birth defect. Many are caused by genetic or environmental conditions. Others are caused by medical negligence or a physician's mistake.
If your baby was injured during labor and delivery and you believe the injury was caused by medical negligence, talk to a Phoenix birth injury lawyer at Knapp & Roberts.
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Medical Malpractice and Birth Injuries
When all signs point to a healthy baby, it can be especially devastating to learn that a doctor's misjudgment or negligence caused a birth injury with serious, lifelong consequences requiring surgery, attendant care and special medical needs.
Cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, brachial plexus, brain damage and other injuries often occur for two reasons:
- Failure to perform a C-section. When a fetus is in distress and all indications are that a natural birth would be dangerous, the doctor may have only minutes to decide on a necessary cesarean section. Failure to do a C-section can result in a lack of oxygen to the baby's brain or a delivery that injures the shoulder (brachial plexus) or causes cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy.
- Failure to monitor the fetus. The doctor and other medical personnel should keep a close eye on the fetus's health and position throughout the birth process. Failure to carefully monitor can result in failing to take necessary steps to protect the baby.
Did medical negligence cause your child's birth defect? Our birth injury law firm has a network of national experts to help us review your case and determine if you have a case of medical negligence. Our trial lawyers have the ability and patience to explain to a jury what happened to your child.
Find out more about these related topics:
- Cerebral palsy
- Causes and treatment of cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus
- Oxygen deprivation and brain injuries
- Obstetric negligence and injuries to a mother
For more general information, see our Birth Injuries Information Center.
Contact an Arizona Birth Injury Malpractice Lawyer
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