Birth Injuries

The day of your child’s birth should be the most joyous moment of your life. However, this moment has the potential to be ruined by the occurrence of a birth injury, especially one that may have been prevented with the admittance of proper care. Doctors, nurses, and other health care workers have a duty of care to uphold when treating their patients. When delivering a baby, any sort of medical negligence has the potential to cause serious injury to both the mother and the child.

Common Birth Injuries

Unfortunately, some of the more common birth injuries are quite dangerous and pose the threat of permanent disability to the child. These include the following:

  • Caput Succedaneum – swelling of the head’s soft tissue during delivery
  • Cephalohematoma – bleeding between the bone and the bone’s covering; typically occurs in the head
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage – small blood vessel breakage in the eyes
  • Facial paralysis – temporary or permanent paralysis of part of the face
  • Brachial palsy – loss in the ability of the baby to move the arm
  • Bone fractures
  • Bruising or forceps marks

When the doctor fails to deliver adequate care to the child during deliver, these injuries may arise. Medical malpractice poses a serious threat to the patients, and anyone who has been a victim of this carelessness has a right to take legal action against the individual responsible for any injuries incurred due to his or her negligence.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about common birth injuries and their causes, or if your child has been injured during birth, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.