The Law Offices of CHARLIE WATERS 

Representing the Seriously Injured & Victims of Wrongful Death Since 1981

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Information contained herein is intended to be informative only and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult an attorney if you feel you need legal counsel or guidance.

Birth Injuries

“Unfortunately, things can go seriously wrong during delivery even with the most experienced doctors and in some of the safest hospitals, and the consequences are most often severe. This is not just an injury to the baby, but to the entire family.”   
-Charlie Waters

Certainly the birth of a child is one of the most exciting events in life. Parents joyously plan for and expect everything to go right and their child to be born healthy. And most often that’s what occurs. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes babies are born with medical problems, including physical injuries, that occurred during the labor and delivery process. As we all know, many natural things can go wrong with any pregnancy and delivery, but there are times when injuries and resulting conditions were entirely preventable.

 

The most common types of preventable birth injuries are caused by:

 

  • Improper use of birth-assisting tools, such as forceps or a vacuum extraction tool

  • Pulling and/or twisting the infant improperly during labor and delivery

  • Administering the wrong amount or wrong type of medication to the mother during pregnancy and/or during labor and delivery

  • Failure to properly monitor the infant for fetal distress, including failure to regularly monitor fetal heartbeat

  • Failure to schedule and perform an emergency Cesarean surgery  (C-Section)

  • Acceleration and stimulation of the birth

  • Birth defects caused by pharmaceutical drug use during pregnancy

 

In these situations the following types of birth injuries can occur:

  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Forceps/vacuum injuries

  • Shoulder Dystocia/Erb’s palsy

  • Skull injuries

  • B rachial plexus palsy

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Klumpke’s paralysis

  • Horner’s syndrome

  • Bell’s palsy

 

If your child has suffered a birth injury you may be asking yourself and others many difficult questions. How did this happen? Why did this happen? How will this affect my child? Who is at fault?

 

If you believe your child suffered a birth-related injury because a doctor, medical professional or hospital did not perform their duties properly, we urge you to contact our office right away. We will begin with a free consultation where we can discuss the important factors in your potential case and help you understand your rights.

All consultations are free.