Types of Birth Injuries
Mother & Newborn: Injuries at Birth
A report conducted by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project noted that in 2006, there were more than 157,000 birth injuries which occurred to both newborns and their mothers. This report also found that these errors could have been avoided and financial income also had no effect on the birthing injuries.
Birth injuries are commonly considered to be a form of medical malpractice, which is defined as any healthcare professional which provides a lower level of care than that of the standard for that particular position. Often times, birth injuries can have life altering effects on both the mother and newborn when they occur.
At Riddle & Brantley, LLP, our medical malpractice attorneys believe that if you or your child has suffered a birth injury as a result of the negligent actions of a medical professional, the victim may be entitled to file for a birth injury lawsuit towards recovering compensation for losses and damages that occurred, along with any other future medical costs.
To learn more, simply complete the form on this page or give us a call at 800-525-7111 today.
Types of Birth Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a list of major birthing injuries, which included skeletal fractures, soft tissue and solid organ hemorrhaging, and nerve damage. These injuries are categorized into sections which conclude the most common types of birth injuries.
Some types of birth injuries include:
Unfortunately, each of these types of birthing injuries is caused by medical mistakes. While the medical professionals who performed these mistakes are typically not bad people, the inexperience and lack of attention may have caused harm to their patients, in these cases, an individual may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages.
Contact Our North Carolina Birth Injury Attorneys Today
At Riddle & Brantley, LLP, our attorneys believe that if you or your child has suffered from a birth injury caused by the negligent actions of a medical professional, it is important to speak with an experienced and compassionate medical malpractice attorney.
Having four office locations in Goldsboro, Raleigh, Kinston and Jacksonville, our firm is able to help injured victims across the state of North Carolina. Our legal team will even visit injured victims who are unable to leave their home, or the hospital, so you do not even need to leave your location.
To learn more, we encourage you to call us today at 800-525-7111, or complete the free case evaluation form on this page. Here, you will be able to communicate with a member of our intake team about you or your baby’s injuries then will quickly be connected with one of our experienced attorneys ready to help you with your case.