Birth Injury Lawyers

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What are Birth Injuries?

Complications during pregnancy and birth may permanently harm the baby or the mother.  If these injuries were caused by the negligence of a medical professional or if the harm was avoidable, there may be legal recourse for the injured parties.   A common cause of birth injuries is a doctor's failure to assess or respond to complications or disorders during the pregnancy or birthing process.  Another common cause of birth injury occurs when the woman is given a prescription drug that ultimately harms the baby or adversely affects the pregnancy.  It is important to note that a birth injury is different than a birth defect, which is not caused by medical professionals. 

What Kinds of Birth Injuries Are There?

There are many possible birth injuries.  The most common birth injuries include:

What are the Elements of a Birth Injury Claim?

In order to recover for a birth injury, the injured party must show:

How Can a Lawyer Help?

A personal injury attorney can help you recover your medical expenses, and possibly for your physical pain and suffering.  If you or your child has suffered a birth injury, contact a personal injury attorney to learn about your legal rights.  Remember that there are deadlines for bringing personal injury claims, so do not wait until it is too late.

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Last Modified: 05-10-2011 11:31 AM PDT

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