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Obstetrical Negligence and Birth Injuries

The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, but birthing complications can threaten the well-being of both the mother and baby. Birth injuries can occur as a result of negligence by the obstetrician or midwife during pregnancy; during labor and delivery, when in the hands of the nurses, obstetricians, and neonatologists during the immediate newborn period of time and even anesthesiologists in some cases; and after delivery, the newborn child can be injured by actions or inactions by the neonatal team.

Parents may be hesitant to seek legal assistance after experiencing these issues because they want to devote as much time as possible to caring for their child. The attorneys at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm understand the physical and emotional toll these lawsuits can take, and they devote their time to your case to make it as stress-free as possible.

The consequences of obstetrical negligence can vary. Common birth injuries include:

  • Brain Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Fractured Bones
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Lacerations
  • Shoulder Dystocia/Brachial Plexus / Erb’s Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

If your child was injured at or near the time of birth, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Call the medical malpractice team at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm to see how our attorneys can help you and your family.