The birth of a child should be, and most often is, the happiest occasion. However, when something goes wrong during or soon after the delivery the joy can become devastation. Sometimes the baby suffers a serious injury or dies during the delivery. Birth injuries are often very serious and can lead to permanent disability.
New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital explains that there are many reasons that birth injuries occur including, the size of the baby, the position of the baby during labor and delivery, prolonged labor, premature birth and complications during delivery.
Birth injuries can happen in the normal course of labor and delivery. Some birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice by the hospital, physicians or nurses. The following are some of the most common serious birth injuries:
A knowledgeable birth injury attorney should be consulted if you think a birth injury may have been caused by medical malpractice.