The birthing process can often be a beautiful and miraculous experience of new life for loving parents, and we pray it is one. However, during the complicated process of birth, unfortunate accidents sometimes arise. The journey to life is a complex procedure during which the baby may suffer a physical injury due to the birthing procedure. This hapless circumstance can sometimes be referred to as birth injury. Of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 7 of them are born with a birth injury or defect. Approximately. Hospitalization due to birth defects costs the United States over 2.6 billion dollars annually.

There are countless reasons as to what could cause this unfortunate circumstance to newborn babies. Often, a baby can undergo a serious complication as a result of the negligence of by who is thought to be a trusted medical professional. There are numerous types of birth injuries that can occur as a result of difficult birthing situations or negligent medical practices. Medical professionals always have an essential responsibility to perform and provide treatment with the sanctity of their patient’s health in mind. The emotional and physical consequences of a medical professional’s negligence can take a toll on any growing family.  It is important to note that medical negligence can occur when a professional in the medical field failed to uphold an appropriate standard of medical care for their patients, resulting in injury or death to their patient. Medical professionals must exercise an appropriate level of caution to ensure their patient’s well-being and safety are the top priority, especially during the paramount period before, during, or shortly after childbirth. If you or a loved one has been affected by a birth injury as a result of medical negligence during childbirth, it is vital to make a necessary decision to speak to an attorney to find out what your options are. If your child suffered from a severe birth injury that could have been prevented, it is important to contact a legal professional to find out how an attorney can help you and your loved ones.


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