Preventing Common Birth Injuries
The birth of a child is a glorious event, but the birthing process poses serious risks to both mother and child. Before modern medicine reduced the risks, childbirth was often fatal for mothers. In many places today, the survival rate for infants is still very low. Even with the help of modern medicine, however, there is a potential for medical malpractice. If you or someone you love has been injured by medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Head injuries are one of the most common birth injuries for infants. Some births proceed much more slowly than others, and in some cases the infant may need help exiting the womb. Since a baby’s body is so fragile, carelessness or deviation from normal medical procedures can lead to brain damage or severe internal bleeding. Mothers can also experience heavy bleeding during childbirth, and improperly-dispensed medication can have serious consequences for both mother and child.
Doctors have developed techniques for helping make childbirth a safe experience. Although no mother and child are completely impervious to diseases, injuries, or other birth-related trauma, the vast majority of births can take place safely if the right precautions are taken. For that reason, if something does go wrong with an otherwise normal birth, medical malpractice may be to blame.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured during childbirth, and you believe the medical professionals involved may have acted irresponsibly or improperly, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering and losses. The risks for mother and child are simply too great to let medical malpractice go unanswered.
To learn how an experienced birth injury lawyer can help you, contact the compassionate Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828.