The consequences of mistakes made during prenatal care, labor or delivery can be devastating for a lifetime. There are many different types of birth injuries that can occur to an infant because of negligence. However, most of them typically fall into one of two major categories – those that are caused by physical trauma and those that are caused by oxygen deprivation. The most common birth injuries include brachial plexus injury, dystonia and cerebral palsy among a longer list of possible birth injury causes:
Your family may face extraordinary expenses to account for medical costs, therapy, special education and specific equipment. Frenkel & Frenkel can assist in seeking compensation.
The difference between birth defects and birth injuries can often be confusing, but birth defects are typically physical or chemical in nature, present at birth, and most often genetic. Birth injuries can be a result of negligent actions, errors, mistakes or lack of action as well as environmental factors such as faulty medical equipment or even improper medication. In any case, let the birth injury attorneys at Frenkel & Frenkel explore the situation in more detail to determine if negligence occurred.
As time passes, it can be harder to seek justice for any negligent behavior by the hospital or staff. Therefore, do not wait to notify our birth injury lawyers at Frenkel & Frenkel when you suspect negligence. We can help you understand your legal options when the negligence of an OB-GYN or other medical personnel interfered with the safe delivery of your baby.
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