Having a baby should be one of the greatest moments of someone’s life. It is something that so many people wait for – starting a family.

But what happens when something goes wrong during childbirth?

What happens if the mother or the baby are injured or become ill because of a mistake on the part of the medical professions who are supposed to be there to help?

It is everyone’s worst nightmare. If you are here because you or someone you love has suffered a birth injury, let all of us at The Weitz Firm extend our condolences.

When you need a Norristown birth injury attorney, you can count on us to be by your side.

In The US

Why, according to this news article, is the United States the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth? With all of our medical advances, we should be better than that.

What can go wrong?

We realize that sometimes birth injuries are unavoidable. The labor and delivery process is tough on the human body.

Other times, though, medical professionals make mistakes that they should not have made. Some common birth injuries include:

  • Bone fractures (collarbone, skull, arms, legs)
  • Meconium aspiration
  • Fetal oxygen deprivation
  • Brain bleeds
  • Nerve damage

These injuries can lead to:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Paralysis

Birth injuries can range from minor to severe. Sometimes, the symptoms only last temporarily and the child ends up with no long-term damage. Other times, there are long-term disabilities that will need permanent care.

Caring for a child that has suffered a birth injury can be extremely difficult for parents. It can also be expensive. Whether a parent has to stay home and care for the child or they have to get in-home care, the costs can become overwhelming.

Mother As Well

Just as important during the child birthing process is the health of the mother. There are more than 50,000 mothers suffering from severe child birth injuries. According to a USA Today investigation, a least half of the reported deaths of mothers from childbirth complications could have been prevented and half of the injuries prevented or reduced with better care.

We recognize that doctors and nurses have tough jobs, but mistakes during childbirth are careless and should not happen. The life of the mother and baby often hang in the balance.

Whether it is a failure to recognize when the mother or child is in distress or a refusal to perform necessary procedures like C-sections, healthcare professionals must be held accountable when they make mistakes.

What Happens Now?

If you suspect that a medical professional’s negligence has caused you or a loved one harm, you should consider getting legal assistance. At The Weitz Firm, we want to put our decades of experience to work for you. We know that this is a difficult time, but we will stop at nothing to get you the compensation you deserve. When you need a birth injury attorney in Norristown, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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