Having a baby is supposed to be a wonderful, happy and special event in the life of the parents. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. During the birthing process, there are things that can go wrong.
The happy mother depends on her doctor to provide medical care and attention to ensure both she and the baby do not suffer any injuries. However, when a doctor fails to adhere to the accepted standard of medical care, resulting in harm or injury to the baby, the doctor can be sued for medical malpractice in a birth injury lawsuit.
Statistics show that every year, six out of every 1,000 babies suffer a birth injury, which often leave them permanently disabled. Circumstances that lead to a birth injury include, but are not limited to:
· Failure to properly read the fetal monitoring strip
· Delayed delivery
· Failure to get enough oxygen to the baby's brain
· Using too much force during delivery
If your baby suffered any type of birth injury, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who can help you file a lawsuit against the doctor or other responsible party. No one should have to go through devastation, frustration and emotional pain on what should have been the happiest day in their life.