Childbirth is a stressful process for everyone involved, including the baby. During especially difficult childbirths, such as when the fetus is large or the birth canal is narrow, the baby may suffer injury. While some injuries are common, some may result from the negligent actions of the doctors and nurses handling your newborn during and after he or she is born. In these cases, your baby may suffer serious injuries that can last a lifetime.
While some injuries suffered by newborns result naturally from their position in the uterus or their mothers“ birth canals, some are caused by negligence on the part of doctors or nurses. Some of the more common inflicted injuries on newborns are:
Each of these injuries poses serious threats to your newborn and may lead to long-term health problems if not treated right away. Unfortunately, some injuries are not treatable. No matter the treatability of your baby“s condition, if his or her injury resulted from the negligence of a doctor or nurse, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation.
Birth injuries can have lifelong implications. If your newborn was injured during childbirth, contact the- New Jersey malpractice attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. for help. Call 1-800-346-5529 for more information.