Kansas City Birth Injury Attorneys

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Over 150,000 avoidable birth injuries occur each year. Many of these injuries are caused by negligence or reckless conduct by medical professionals during the course of the pregnancy or birth. Failure to diagnose infections or other risks during the pregnancy, improper fetal monitoring during delivery, misuse of delivery instruments, or forgoing a medically necessary C-Section can contribute to a birth injury.

Types of Birth Injury

The definition of a birth injury is any damage sustained to a newborn’s body, before, during, or following birth. Many injuries can occur at birth, though some are temporary and. Other injuries can be disabling or fatal. These injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Brain damage due to lack of oxygen or infection

Causes of Avoidable Birth Injuries

Many birth injuries are the result of failure to recognize distress or threats to the infant. They can occur in high- and low-risk deliveries, and even the most experienced, skilled staff can accidentally miss a sign of distress. Negligent care can come in many forms, such as:

  • Failure to identify and treat maternal or fetal infections, gestational diabetes, and Rh incompatibility
  • Delegating tasks to inexperienced staff
  • Waiting to perform medically necessary procedures, such as a C-Section
  • Failure to properly monitor the infant for distress
  • Mishandling the newborn’s skull
  • Using unnecessary force during the birth, such as vacuum extraction or forceps
  • Allowing the infant to have a lapse in oxygen supply
  • Improper birthing techniques

Don't Hesitate to Get Started on Your Case Today

Birth injuries are often life changing for the whole family, and an infant who is disabled by a birth injury may require a lifetime of medical care and support. The cost of care for a disabled child can be devastating to many families. If you can prove your child’s birth injury was due to medical negligence, you can file a claim to receive the compensation you deserve. An experienced birth injury attorney can argue your claim for you.

Kansas City birth injury lawyers at Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. have decades of experience fighting for victims of medical malpractice. We can give you the dedicated legal representation you deserve. Our firm is ready to use our extensive experience in fighting for medical negligence victims to help you prepare for your birth injury case.

Contact Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. at (888) 398-2277 today for a free consultation, and start your medical negligence case.