Las Vegas Nevada Attorney Adam Breeden explains about medical malpractice November 25, 2019

Common Birth Injuries

The birth of a child should be one of the most joyful and memorable experiences of your life. However, whenever complications arise during delivery and/or pregnancy, serious birth injuries could result to the child, leading to a lifetime of negative consequences. The saddest part about these birth injuries is that in many cases, they can be avoided.

If your child has suffered a birth injury because of a healthcare provider’s negligence, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible, as you might have legal options available. The Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys at Breeden and Associates – Malpractice and Injury Law could assist you and your family in pursuing compensation for a birth injury. Call us today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online to learn more about how we could help you handle every aspect of your birth injury case.


Potentially Liable Parties

There are several individuals who could be responsible for causing a birth injury. Those individuals – typically healthcare providers – include nurses, doctors (including gynecologists and obstetricians), clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare or birthing facilities. The person or persons asserting the birth injury claim have the burden of proving negligence on the part of the healthcare provider who rendered treatment. In order to show that a healthcare provider was negligent, the person asserting the claim must demonstrate that either:

  • The healthcare provider did not follow common procedures and practices that were in place in order to ensure the patient’s safety
  • The healthcare provider, knowing about a particular patient’s special circumstances, failed to act reasonably under those circumstances

Medical malpractice and birth injury claims can be difficult to prove without testimony from an expert medical professional. A Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney could retain the necessary expert and help you satisfy the elements of a birth injury claim.

Examples of Common Birth Injuries

There are many types of injuries and symptoms that could constitute a birth injury. Common examples include the following:

  • Birth paralysis – where the baby suffers a paralysis injury due to nerve or spinal cord damage during the delivery process
  • Asphyxia – where the baby is deprived of oxygen during the birthing process, potentially causing permanent brain damage to the baby
  • Shoulder dystocia – where the baby’s shoulder is impacted somewhere underneath the pelvic bone of the mother during the birthing process
  • Cerebral palsy – where the infant suffers brain damage either before birth or during birth, often causing the child to have difficulties with motor coordination
  • Erb’s palsy – where the infant suffers full or partial paralysis to his or her arms, face, or hands, sometimes because of shoulder dystocia


Contact a Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Even good doctors can make mistakes, and when medical mistakes result in a birth injury, you may be eligible for compensation. Let the attorneys at Breeden and Associates – Malpractice and Injury Law help you pursue damages for the medical mistake your child suffered. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer, please call us at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online today for more information.

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