Birth injuries define any circumstance where an infant was injured during the birthing process, or shortly thereafter, by the medical staff, midwife, or other similar personnel. Traumatic injuries are thankfully rare, but the they can be devastating when they occur.
While slight injury to an infant is fairly common during birth, major trauma, such that which affects the infant for the rest of its life (or, unfortunately, trauma that proves fatal to the infant) due to lack of oxygen, excessive hemorrhaging, or other similar conditions, is most often caused by negligence that falls outside the accepted standard of care.
Have a Birth Injury? We’re Here to Help
When considering a Fort Worth birth injury case, an attorney can assess the nature and severity of the injury. The fact is that birth is risky and there are no guarantees for the safety of mother or child. That said, there are some injuries that can be causally traced back to the error or negligence of the person or group of people who were responsible for the safe delivery of your child. Any preventable or avoidable injury that brings with it lasting physical or mental repercussions for your child may be solid ground for a case.
Some conditions that may be symptomatic of a birth injury in Fort Worth, warranting an Attorney and thorough investigation, include:
- Developmental delays
- Extreme fatigue
- Poor muscle control
- Physical deformities
If your infant was subject to traumatic birth injury in Fort Worth, The Law Office of Paul Previte may be able to help you receive the compensation you need to cover subsequent medical treatment and other costs.