Common Birth Injury Risk Factors

Common Birth Injury Risk Factors

Many factors may lead to a birth injury. Some of the more common risk factors include:

· Difficult deliveries involving the use of a forceps or vacuum

· Failure to promptly perform an emergency C-section when conditions warrant

· Premature delivery

· Shoulder dystocia

· The delivery of a large infant

In certain situations, birth injuries may be unavoidable. However, in other instances birth injuries occur as the result of careless or reckless medical errors and mistakes. In these instances it may be possible to bring a claim for medical malpractice. If you have questions about medical malpractice or believe that your child suffered harm as the result of errors at birth, consulting with a skilled San Diego medical malpractice attorney is important to begin an investigation into all of the factors that may have caused or contributed to an incident.

Often, the occurrence of a birth injury will lead to a lifetime of medical care and rehabilitation, frequently with exorbitant costs. Where an injury is the result of errors at birth, it may be possible to bring a medical malpractice claim against the doctor, hospital or other health care provider who's actions (or failure to act) lead to the harm. Where successful, the damages recovered may be able to pay for the costs associated with improving the quality of life for a child harmed by medical malpractice.

For more information, or if you believe that your child has been harmed by medical malpractice, please contact the top San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate, confidential consultation.

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