Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
Free Consultations 618-307-4053 888-779-6064
Menu Contact

What birth injuries are often caused by medical errors?

Any set of new parents worries constantly about what could go wrong with their baby. The vast majority of babies born in the United States in the 21st century are healthy and well cared for, but things can go wrong. Some of the reasons a baby may experience trauma in the first minutes of life are the result of medical malpractice by physicians and other clinicians.

  • What are the common birth injuries that involve medical negligence?

Most of the injuries that could occur in the birth process is a clinician does not provide all possible care involve nerve damage. The consequences range from temporary paralysis to permanent nerve damage affecting movement and cognition.

  • What causes nerve damage during birth?

The compression of the baby's fragile frame against parts of the mother or medical equipment can damage a nerve center, known as a plexus. An obstetrician or assistant may pull or shove the baby's body at the wrong moment, causing temporary or permanent damage.

  • Are there any birth injuries that are not immediately apparent?

Some type of brain injuries caused by oxygen deprivation or other possible birth error may not fully manifest until a child can demonstrate cognitive and physical abilities. Even mild oxygen deprivation at the wrong time may lead to intellectual disabilities.

  • How can parents manage birth injuries?

Parents often need assistance in dealing with unexpected medical and developmental needs of babies who suffered early injuries. An attorney can help parents forward claims for financial damages to assist with a child's care and upbringing if the birth process contained professional errors.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

Email Us For A Response

Get The Legal Representation You Need - And DeserveFill Out The Form Below To Get A Free Case Review

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

Alton Office
500 6th Street
Alton, IL 62002

Toll Free: 888-779-6064
Phone: 618-307-4053
Fax: 618-655-9690
Map & Directions

Edwardsville Office
125 North Buchanan
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Phone: 618-659-9833
Phone: 618-659-4469
Fax: 618-655-9690
Map & Directions

Back To Top