The Risks Of Maternal Birth Injuries
A maternal birth injury is an injury that impacts the mother during birth. These injuries can be child positioning injuries or injuries sustained trying to give birth to an exceptionally large baby. The issue at hand in a maternal birth injury is that in the efforts to give birth to the child, the staff may take actions that harm both the mother and child.
At Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, we fully understand the unique pain families face after a birth injury. Birth injuries are devastating and leave families facing an uphill battle. We work with families across Hawaii to pursue the compensation they deserve when dealing with medical malpractice.
Conditions Caused By Birth Injuries
The most vulnerable time for a mother and child is during birth. It is a stressful, painful experience for a mother, and during that time, you are in the care of skilled medical staff. You and your child may have a lifetime of consequences if that staff makes a mistake, such as:
- Using too much force during a vaginal birth
- Letting labor go on too long before acting
- Forcing the birth too soon by applying drugs
- Not diagnosing a clearly dangerous condition early enough to intervene
Birth injuries take a moment that should be a joyful one and turn it into the cause for a host of injuries such as:
- Cerebral palsy: This lifelong condition has many possible causes, but among them is a loss of oxygen during birth.
- Erb’s palsy: This condition may lead to paralysis and weakness and occur when medical provider tears nerves in the child’s shoulder during delivery.
- Brain bleeds: If a baby undergoes significant trauma during delivery, especially to the head, the brain can hemorrhage and cause lasting brain damage.
Many possible conditions can impact a child during delivery and lead to long-lasting challenges for families. However, if your family has suffered through such a problem, you aren’t alone.
We Will Stand With You
If you or your family suffer from birth injuries, reach out to us. We want to know what happened to craft a legal strategy to hold the medical staff accountable. Our phone number is 808-600-3514. You may also schedule a free consultation by email.