Common Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can take on many forms and be difficult to classify. Their severity can also vary from a superficial mark that disappears within weeks to a lifelong injury with debilitating consequences. If you are uncertain about the cause of your child’s birth injury, give us a call. Families of infants harmed by medical malpractice may be entitled to file a birth injury claim.
Our seasoned birth injury attorneys in Baltimore can investigate the cause of your child’s injury or disability. Call 410.951.8744.
Preventing Birth Injuries
Thankfully, the rate of birth injuries (particularly fatal ones) has dropped dramatically in the last 40 years. In just one 15-year period from 1970 to 1985, infant mortality due to birth injury dropped by nearly 90%. This powerful reduction in infant mortality is generally believed to be the result of the rise of fetal monitoring technology.
In other words, because doctors were able to monitor the state of fetuses, they were able to prepare the mother and the baby for a safe birth —even when risk factors were present. Since 1985, our doctors’ ability to control and monitor the health of mothers and babies has only improved, which means birth injuries are largely the result of a lack of vigilance and care, not limited technology.
It has been our honor to fight for families whose children have experienced a birth injury as the result of this negligence, and to ensure they receive the medical and therapeutic care they need.
Speak to our firm in afree legal consultation to see if we can investigate your case and advocate for you and your child’s future.