• What Are Some Birth Injury Causes?

    Mistakes before, after, or during delivery can result in serious defects or injuries. These include:

    • Improper Forceps Use: When a mother is having difficulty delivering her child or if the infant is improperly positioned in the womb, the attending physician may use forceps to help the child along. However, doctors have to be extremely careful, as forceps can cause nerve damage in the child’s neck or chest and other, less severe injuries to the head.

    • Improper Vacuum Use: When the mother is having difficulties expelling the fetus from the birth canal, a vacuum may be needed to assist her. When the vacuum is improperly used, severe injuries to both the mother and newborn can result.

    • Delay in Ordering a Caesarean Section: Emergency C-sections are ordered if the child is suffering from fetal distress, among other conditions. If the delivery team fails to recognize that the mother needs to have a C-section delivery, they may be liable if their failure to act causes injuries to the mother and/or child.

    • Hypoxia: Hypoxia is a condition that takes place when the child’s brain is not receiving enough oxygen. During childbirth, hypoxia can be caused by a tangled umbilical cord, infection, or damage to the placenta. If hypoxia is not quickly addressed, the child can develop chronic mental and physical disabilities.

  • What Are Some Types of Birth Injuries?

    Many factors can result in a disability or injury to a child, but there may be a correlation between potential malpractice and the rate at which these injuries occur.

    • Brain Injury, including, but not limited to:
      • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
      • Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL)
      • Intracranial Hemorrhage
    • Cognitive delays / Missed milestones
    • Restricted oxygen / Hypoxia
    • Brachial Plexus Injuries
    • Seizures
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Broken bones
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Stillbirth
  • How Can an Attorney Help With a Birth Injury Claim?

    At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys can guide you through the process of filing your claim, help you understand the amount of money that you deserve, and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf so that you can focus on getting your life back on track. A Morgan & Morgan birth injury attorney can also help you to understand and make sense of the myriad legal rules and theories, such as negligence, the statute of limitations, and more.

  • What if I Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

    At Morgan & Morgan, the Fee Is Free™. You only pay if we win your case. There are no upfront fees or hourly charges.

  • Why Morgan & Morgan?

    As the largest injury firm in America with over 1,000 lawyers nationwide and law offices in every state, we have the size, resources, and experience to seek justice for medical malpractice & negligence. With over 35 years of experience handling birth injury claims, our experienced birth injury attorneys don’t settle for less and are willing to take your case all the way to court if necessary.

    Since our law firm started after a tragic family accident, we understand the hardship that you may face in the aftermath of a birth injury, and we don’t take that lightly. We can be a promising advocate by your side throughout the duration of your birth injury case, and we can get started right away with a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Contact us today to get started and learn more about your legal options.