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What are Common Causes of Birth Injuries?

By February 20, 2014January 12th, 2016Uncategorized

The birth of a child should be a cause for celebration. But unfortunately, health care providers sometimes fail to act in the best interests of you and your baby. If your child has sustained a birth injury caused by the negligence of a healthcare professional, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your child’s damages.

Birth injuries occur when a doctor, nurse, or other medical care professional fails to act responsibly during the birth of a child. Some of the most common causes of birth injuries include

  • Failure to adequately monitor vital signs and respond to fetal distress
  • Failure to maintain sufficient oxygen flow during labor and delivery
  • Improper use of delivery instruments
  • Excessive use of force during delivery
  • Failure to perform a necessary Caesarean section

These negligent actions can lead to a wide range of birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and brain damage, all of which can place serious financial and emotional burdens on you and your family. Our Seattle medical malpractice lawyerswill fight aggressively to hold the negligent medical practitioners accountable for your child’s damages.

If your baby sustained a birth injury, please contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in the Seattle, Washington area.

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