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Brachial plexus injury can cause long-term suffering in kids

This West Virginia personal injury law blog has previously discussed some of the complications that can occur when errors during labor and delivery leave children with birth-related injuries. Cerebral palsy is one serious condition that can impact a child's development, communication skills and other aspects of life from a very early age.

Common causes of cerebral palsy

Birth injuries often get less attention than other types of medical errors due to inherent risks associated with the delivery process. Before the delivery, the mother is informed of complications that can put both her life and her child's life in danger. Health care professionals such as anesthesiologists, obstetricians, and nurses are present during delivery to ensure the safety of the baby. The medical professionals are expected to make critical decisions to prevent birth injuries, which can leave the baby with permanent damage.

We take care of everything when it comes to birth injury cases

The birth of a child is a precious moment for parents and family members. During the delivery, parents put their trusts in healthcare providers such as ob-gyn and nurses to ensure safe delivery. These healthcare professionals are expected to exercise due caution to ensure the safety of the baby. However, not all deliveries go smoothly. There have been many cases of delivery errors that led to birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, shoulder dystorcia, facial paralysis, fractures and brain injuries. Some of these injuries heal over time while others leave permanent damage to the baby.

Holding medical professionals responsible for birth injuries

For the vast majority of parents, the birth of a baby is a highly anticipated event that offers the prospect of joy and years of happiness. However, delivering a baby comes with certain risks. Advanced medical technology and highly trained health-care professionals are able to reduce these risks to a minimum in order to ensure safe delivery. The birth process itself, though, is complex, and a single wrong move can result in a brain injury, forceps injury, fracture, paralysis or any one of a dozen more injuries. Some of these injuries may be temporary, but some will be permanent.

What are the common causes and signs of birth injuries?

An error during delivery can cause birth injuries. A baby who sustains an injury due to birth trauma may have to undergo various medical treatments so the baby can live normally. Some birth injuries leave a baby permanently damage, causing the child to be totally dependent on the baby's parents or require a lifetime of medical assistance. Many different types of birth injuries can occur and one common one is called facial nerve palsy.

We can help pursue justice for birth injuries

The birth of a child can be one of the most joyous events in a parent's life. During a pregnancy and birth, an enormous amount of trust is often placed in the hands of medical professionals. However, there are times when this trust can be shattered by instances in which a medical professional does not execute their duties in a correct manner and, as a result, a birth injury occurs.

Understanding the causes and liabilities of birth injuries

Individuals and families in West Virginia understand the importance of receiving quality medical care when they are ill or require a major surgery or procedure. Medical experts such as doctors, specialists and surgeons are held to a high standard of care. They have a duty to use the utmost care when treating a patient, and if they fail to uphold this duty serious injuries or even death could occur. When a baby is being delivered, some mothers seek the expertise of the doctor of their choice to help deliver their newborn. But, if doctor error or medical negligence occurs during this procedure, a birth injury could result.

Mother claims injury when doctors forced a C-section

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of C-section deliveries has continued to rise since 1996. The increase in C-sections comes despite CDC warnings that this type of surgical birth can pose greater risks of birth injury as well as risks to the mother's health.

Doctors, hospitals sued after child born with cerebral palsy

Pregnancy can be an exciting time for expecting mothers in West Virginia. The thought of bringing a new life into the world can be moving, and often requires a lot of planning. In addition to organizing the home and developing a parenting strategy, many expecting mothers have a birthing plan. However, when the time comes to give birth, these mothers might grow anxious about their newborn child's safety, and for good reason.

West Virginia University Hospitals sued for medical negligence

A birth injury can be devastating for expectant parents who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a child. Parents are often affected by the initial shock as well as the knowledge that injuries could require years of medical treatment. That's why it's so important for parent's to have an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight for the compensation necessary to obtain proper treatment for their child.

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