A child's arrival is one of the most anticipated events for parents in Maryland. However, there are a lot of risks involved when a woman gives birth, and this is why health care professionals such as obstetrical nurses, physicians, and other hospital staff assist during the baby's delivery. These health care professionals follow strict procedures and standards to ensure the safety of both infant and mother. However, many cases of birth injuries confirm the fact that health care professionals are human and make mistakes like anyone else.
Birth injuries occur when a medical professional fails to respond properly or make critical decisions to ensure the safety of the baby or the mother or both. For example, failure to perform a cesarean section in a timely manner can result in many complications. A birth injury can produce brain damage, birth defects, brachial plexus injuries, Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy or even death. If your baby suffered any of these injuries, then you may be the victim of medical malpractice. Some but not all health care professionals will say what happened during a delivery process and what caused a birth injury.
If you want answers to what happened, then you may want to speak with other health care professionals and ask them for their educated opinions about your baby's situation. They can give you specific ideas about how and why your child sustained a birth injury. You may also need to review medical records to find more information about your baby's condition.
Our law firm has handled many cases of birth injuries, and we know these cases can be extremely difficult for parents. There is much at stake, and the fact that their children have been deprived of normal lives makes everything worse for these parents.