The Birthing Process And Brachial Plexus Injuries
When an infant suffers a brachial plexus injury during the birthing process, and medical malpractice or negligence is believed to be the direct cause of the injury, the family may be entitled to financial compensation. These types of cases can be complicated, and having skilled and experienced legal counsel in your corner is essential.
At The McDonough Law Office, our attorneys bring more than 60 years of combined legal experience to claims involving birth injuries. Our firm’s founder is not only a lawyer but a medical doctor as well, providing us with a unique perspective when it comes to medical malpractice cases.
Potential Causes Of A Brachial Plexus Injury
The labor and delivery process does not always go as smoothly as expected. Many instances can lead to a brachial plexus injury, including:
- Failing to prevent shoulder lodging
- Excessive pressure on the infant’s head
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper use of vacuums
- Breech births
Just because an infant may have been injured during the birthing process does not necessarily mean that malpractice occurred. Childbirth is unpredictable, and quick decisions are often necessary. However, if doctors or other medical professionals fail to follow the accepted standard of care in the delivery room, they are negligent. We are prepared to hold them accountable for their actions.
Contact Us If Your Child Was Injured During Birth
If your child suffered a birth injury and you believe the cause was medical malpractice, we are here to help. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 856-624-3644 or send us an email. From our office location in Woodstown, we represent people throughout southern New Jersey and nearby areas of Pennsylvania.