Birth Injury

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Child birth is often cause for celebration for most families, while mostly deliveries often go smoothly, complications can arise.

The consequences can be catastrophic for both the baby and the family when a medical malpractice mistake results in serious birth injury or death. This can take place at any point during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or immediately after delivery. Permanent injuries may result while some complications can resolve over time

The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C.  can handle a variety of birth injury cases including those involving brain damage and cerebral palsy.

Below you will find additional information on birth injury cases.

Common Birth Injuries

  • Brachial Palsy Injuries
  • Brain Injury
  • Bruising and Forceps Marks
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Fractured Bones
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Causes of Birth Injuries

  • Cephalopelvic Disproportion
  • Difficult labor or childbirth
  • The baby’s position
  • The baby’s size

Medical Malpractice

  • Delay in ordering cesarean section
  • Failing to anticipate birth complications
  • Failure to respond appropriately to bleeding;
  • Failing to observe or respond to umbilical cord entrapment;
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress
  • Inappropriate administration of Pitocin
  • Misuse of forceps or a vacuum extractor

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