Birth injuries are just one of the many possible results of medical malpractice. Birth injuries are extremely serious, and have the potential to permanently affect a child’s quality of life. If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice by a doctor or hospital, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim against the responsible parties to recover damages.
Birth injuries typically occur during the delivery or birth process when the delivering physician or medical team does not act appropriately follow the accepted medical standards of care. Lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain during delivery (hypoxia or asphyxia) may lead to significant birth injuries.
If there is an unnecessary delay in the delivery due to failing to correctly interpret the monitor strips, due to failing to do a caesarean section delivery rather than a vaginal delivery, or due to some other reasons, a birth injury to the brain or other parts of the body may occur. Birth injuries also occur when the umbilical cord is compressed during delivery, the placenta separates before delivery or the uterus is ruptured. If the baby is not delivered quickly under these emergencies, a significant injury affecting the brain will most likely occur.
The sad reality is that many birth injuries ultimately result in death. If your child has died due to a birth injury, we can help you file a wrongful death claim against the hospital or doctor responsible.
You can depend on us at McGuire Law, PLC to provide you with the experienced legal counsel and dedicated representation you need to file a successful birth injury claim. Our Iowa medical malpractice lawyer a great deal of experience handling birth injury cases throughout Mason City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and the State of Iowa.
We know how to properly litigate these types of cases in order to recover maximum compensation. When you exercise your right to bring a claim against the medical professional or medical facility responsible, you can ensure that your child has a brighter and better future – and that the negligent party is held liable.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss filing an injury claim, please contact our birth injury attorney at McGuire Law, PLC today.