Birth Is Hard—But It Should Not Be Traumatic
Being born or giving birth, even in ideal circumstances, are some of the most intense experiences that the human body undergoes. Expectant parents rely on medical professionals to ensure that delivery is as smooth and safe as possible.
When medical professionals make mistakes, or ignore warning signs, the result can be a traumatic delivery that leads to injuries for mother and/or child. No one would confuse a traumatic delivery with a typical labor. Nor should anyone accept a medical provider’s easy insistence that “this is just how birth is” or “nothing could have been done.”
Liro Willer Law specializes in birth injuries and developing medical causation theories for malpractice cases.
Birth Injuries: An Overview
There are many injuries that can occur during a traumatic delivery. Some of the most common handled by Liro Willer are:
- Brachial Plexus Injuries: Damage to the nerves connecting the brain to the arm, often caused by a medical professional forcefully pulling on the baby’s head, contrary to established medical procedures. Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy are possible disorders resulting from injuries to the brachial plexus.
- Shoulder Dystocia Injuries: Various injuries, including injuries to the brachial plexus nerve bundle, caused when the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck behind the pubic bone. In addition to brachial plexus damage, shoulder dystocia includes the risk for neonatal hypoxia, cerebral palsy, and even death for babies. For mothers, shoulder dystocia can cause heavy bleeding and damage to the pelvis, uterus, or vagina.
- Hypoxia and Brain Damage: Hypoxia refers to a lack of oxygen reaching the infant’s brain, which can quickly cause brain damage and further problems such as developmental disabilities and epilepsy.
- Cerebral Palsy: A motor disability resulting from hypoxia-induced brain damage, the effects of cerebral palsy can range from
- Maternal injuries: Injuries to the mother can range from vaginal tearing to nerve injury to prolapse of pelvic organs. Obstetricians and midwives must be proactive to prevent or minimize these injuries, which are not just “one of those things” that happen during birth.
Liro Willer: Specializing in Birth Injury Suits
With so many medical factors going into a birth injury diagnosis, in order to successfully recover damages for your child’s birth injury, it is critical to have experienced legal representation that understands the medicine.
At Liro Willer Law, you will find not only expertise but compassion and attentive service. To discuss your family’s particular situation, call the office today for a no-obligation case evaluation.