Wichita Medical Malpractice Attorney
Obstetricians, prenatal physicians, delivery room doctors and nurses, and
pediatricians all have a responsibility to care for and protect the wellbeing
of a pregnant mother and her infant immediately after birth. Throughout
this time period, a single critical mistake by any of the medical professionals
may harm the child and perhaps the mother in what is known as a birth
injury. If your child has suffered a birth injury, you should notify
Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC as soon as you can. Our Wichita birth injury lawyers can help you file
a claim in pursuit of total compensation.
Starting sooner than later is important for your claim’s validity.
Call 316.313.4730 today.
Reasons Birth Injuries Occur
Any sort of health problem that harms a child but should have been preventable
is considered a birth injury. While this is somewhat of a broad definition,
there are specific birth injuries that occur more often than others. The
root at each one is
medical negligence, either in the form of carelessness, unpreparedness, fatigue, or professional
The five most common sources of preventable birth injuries include, in
no particular order:
- Twisting or pulling a child during delivery.
- Inappropriate use of tools used to assist birthing.
- Dangerous medication use on mother during pregnancy or labor.
- Improper monitoring of infant’s vitals during delivery.
- Failed C-section surgery, or lack of using one when necessary.
How a Birth Injury May Harm a Child
A physical birth injury may be readily apparent in your child. Excessive
or unsafe pulling during delivery, for example, can cause Erb’s
palsy, or paralysis of the newborn’s arm. Other forms of birth injury
may be more subtle and affect the infant’s mind, sometimes due to
oxygen deprivation during pregnancy and birthing. The result may cerebral
palsy or other similar conditions.
Your child may exhibit the following mental deficiencies if they have suffered
a birth injury:
- Difficulty learning to talk or walk
- Apparent inability to recognize faces of parents
- Drastic mood swings in toddlers
- Lack of sensitivity to pain
Birth injuries must be diagnosed and addressed as soon as possible. A delay
in treatment could cause what was once a temporary issue into a lifelong
disability. If you suspect that your newborn has been hurt in any way
during delivery or pregnancy, please consult with your pediatrician as
soon as you can.
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as the people we help. Each step we take in your case is pointed towards
one goal: the total and fair compensation you and your child require and
deserve. In the past, we have recovered more than $400 million for our
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