Birth Injury Attorney in Valparaiso

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The joy of childbirth is something every parent can understand and share. The sad reality is that many children are brought into this world and immediately met with otherwise preventable injuries. Though not always life-long, birth trauma is an injury that can scar both child and mother for years to come.

Has your child suffered a birth trauma as a result of medical negligence?

If so, you may be entitled to claim damages that can help with your medical bills. Contact our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys at Langer & Langer to learn more about filing a claim.

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Causes of Birth Trauma Injuries

Birth trauma occurs when the child sustains injuries as a part of the actual birthing process. Anytime physical force or intervention is required during labor or delivery, as in the birth of larger than average babies, the risk for birth trauma is higher. However, birth trauma can occur to any child. Though not all birth trauma injuries are sustained due to medical malpractice, it is possible and all too often the cause.

Examples of medical malpractice that might lead to birth trauma include: 

  • Failure to anticipate birth complications, as with the case of a larger baby or maternal health problems, such as diabetes, incompetent cervix, or abnormalities with the placenta
  • Failure to observe or respond to umbilical cord entrapment
  • Failure to order c-section at the appropriate time
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress, as in cases of irregular hearts or other complications
  • Misuse of medical labor or delivery tools, such as forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Shoulder dystocia

If birth trauma is sustained as a result of the negligence of an attending medical professional, it constitutes medical malpractice. Injuries from birth trauma can be costly, both financially and emotionally. While a legal claim does little to alleviate the emotional trauma, it can and does seek to remedy the financial burden sustained by the preventable injuries.

Experienced Malpractice Representation

The Indiana medical malpractice attorneys at Langer & Langer have been representing parents of children who suffered birth trauma for many years. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we want to use our knowledge of the law to lend you a small amount of consolation during this difficult time.

Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your birth trauma case and learn more about our options for taking actions. Schedule a consultation by calling (219) 464-3246.