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A Closer Look at Causes of Birth Injuries

Michael Becker

birth injury is sometimes preventable. When caused by negligence of an OB-GYN, nurse or other healthcare provider, you could be eligible to seek compensation. Consulting medical mistake attorneys in Cleveland can help you learn about the options you may have available.

Causes of Birth Injuries

There are numerous scenarios in which a birth injury can happen. One is during the actual labor and delivery.

Examples include a breech baby, which means the child is turned upside down and comes out feet first, rather than head first. Oftentimes when this happens, the cord can be wrapped around the neck. Recognizing the dangers or even the risk factors that could cause these types of injuries is important. Failure to do so could result in the doctor or other responsible staff members being held liable.

Injuries also can happen immediately after the baby has been delivered. For instance, APGAR scores may indicate there are respiratory difficulties. If these aren’t attended to and it results in a significant loss of oxygen, it could cause brain damage.

There are many causes for a birth injury, but not all will lead to filing a claim. It’s important to discuss your case with an attorney, especially if you are also suffering, such as developing PTSD from a difficult birth.

Seeking Help from Malpractice Attorneys

Compensation for your baby’s injuries and the psychological harm you have suffered may be available. Contact a medical mistake attorney from The Becker Law Firm at (440) 252-4399.

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