Posted On April 9, 2010 In Legal Information
Babies are particularly susceptible to life-changing injuries during the birthing process, and, unfortunately, any number of things can go wrong during this important moment. Medical professionals must closely monitor the mother and her baby in the time leading up to birth. A lack of oxygen during birth can cause brain damage in babies. Discuss your case with a Lufkin injury lawyer if your baby has suffered injuries during his or her birth.
A British woman sued her health care providers in the past week for injuries her baby girl suffered during birth. The woman alleges that the doctors improperly allowed the pregnancy to continue too long because the baby was significantly undersized, and, as a result, she was born with no fluid around her. Doctors should have delivered the baby girl earlier, her mother claims, to avoid the problems that ensued. Baby Isabelle was born unconscious and only weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Doctors diagnosed her as having cerebral palsy, and she spent a month in the neo-natal intensive care unit after her birth. Isabelle now requires constant care, has disabilities that affect all of her limbs, and has limited speech abilities.
If injuries occur to a baby during birth, there are several consequences from both a medical and a legal standpoint of which parents should take note: