Statistics show that about 30 out of every 1,000 births results in a birth injury. A child injured at birth can become a lifetime of challenges. Unfortunately, medical errors take place everyday.
Examples include a twisted umbilical cord, fetal distress, birth trauma, or not ordering a cesarean section delivery when necessary. If birth trauma (fetus does not receive enough oxygen) occurs during delivery, it can result in permanent brain damage, Cerebral Palsy (damage to the part of the brain that control motor skills, sensory functions and cognitive thought) or even death. The doctor must act quickly to avoid this type of injury. A baby can be born with shoulder dystocia. This results from improper use of forceps. It will give the infant limited ability to move his or her arms or hands, can cause paralysis, etc.
A birth injury can cause extensive financial burden on the family. It could last a lifetime. Giving birth is supposed to be a very happy time, but when medical malpractice occurs, the joy is immediately taken away. Anyone going through this should be compensated for present and future expenses. There is a statute of limitations to file a lawsuit. While there is not enough money to compensate for the trauma of a child with a birth defect, an experienced San Bernardino birth injury attorney can help to provide monetary consideration for the child.