5 Helpful Tips for a Birth Injuries case
Learning that your newborn child is injured is a terrible burden for any parent. Learning that your child’s injury was preventable makes the matter worse. Birth injuries from medical malpractice occur in many different ways. Erb’s palsy is a term to describe a nerve injury affecting the shoulder and arm. This can occur when the child’s shoulder becomes caught behind the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery. Failing to properly perform the delivery and failing to properly treat the shoulder injury can cause Erb’s palsy.
Lack of oxygen during birth can cause irreparable harm to the child, even for a short period of time. Injuries such as Cerebral Palsy can occur if a child is deprived of oxygen during labor or delivery. The importance of proper fetal monitoring during labor is critical in preventing any loss of oxygen to the child. Birth injuries may also occur from failing to diagnose infection, failing to timely perform a C-Section, umbilical cord injuries, failing to detect fetal distress; failing to give adequate oxygen to a premature newborn, failing to properly treat placental abruption, using excessive force during delivery, and improper administration of drugs such as Pitocin to induce labor.
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Strict time limitations exist to commence a suit for medical malpractice. In New York State, the time to commence a medical malpractice action may depend upon who is injured, who the potential defendant is, as well as the enactment of new laws and judicial decisions interpreting the law. Computing the time limitations is not a simple matter and a person should promptly consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney once he or she suspects wrongdoing.