When an infant is injured during the birthing process, it is called a birth injury (not a birth defect, which is caused by genetics), and it usually results from medical complications that arise during the birthing process. The infant may be injured if, for example, a doctor uses a medical device improperly. Sometimes, parents are advised by their doctors that such injuries are unavoidable, or a necessary risk of the birthing process.
There are, however, many birth injuries caused by the doctor, nurse, or general hospital negligence, and not considered natural or part of the birthing process. These birth injuries can cause the infant to incur irreversible side effects and symptoms; they could even be fatal.
Common Birth Injury Side Effects and Symptoms
There are many side effects and symptoms associated with birth injuries, including:
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Nerve damage
- Muscle damage
- Cerebral palsy
Need a lawyer for a birth injury case in Tampa?
The birth of your child should be a joyous occasion. If another person’s negligence caused a birth injury to your child, however, this can make everything seem disastrous. If another person caused this injury, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. A skilled attorney from Distasio Law Firm can help recover compensation for your child’s injuries, in addition to current and future lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering and emotional trauma could be covered if your filing is successful.
We are dedicated to our personal injury clients here at Distasio Law Firm, and we work hard to help our clients recover the monetary damages they deserve, and that are needed to help them through such an incredibly difficult time. Please contact us today to learn more about the legal protection you and your family are entitled to.
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