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Birth Injuries

Deciding to have a child is one of the most seminal decisions in many peoples’ lives. To ensure the well being of the child, many mothers have to make several lifestyle changes and receive adequate prenatal care. If doctors or nurses fail to provide mothers with satisfactory prenatal care, the baby’s health may be compromised.

If you or your child has suffered injury because of a negligent doctor, nurse, or hospital staff member, they may be liable for medical malpractice. Contact the Green Bay medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your legal options. Call 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Common Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can occur because of natural circumstances, such as premature delivery, babies weighing over approximately nine pounds, and breached deliveries. However, they may also be the result of a doctor or nurse’s negligence. Common birth injuries include:

  • Erb’s palsy – Nerve damage which may result in loss of feeling, tingling, and limited mobility. May be cured or remain as a lifelong impairment.
  • Cerebral palsy – A condition caused by inadequate oxygen to the baby’s brain during delivery. Consequences of oxygen deprivation vary in severity, but typically they impair the child’s ability to control their muscles. This condition is permanent.
  • Shoulder dystocia – Nerve damage which occurs when a baby’s shoulders get caught on their mothers’ pelvic bones during delivery.

Birth injuries can also be caused by forceful delivery tactics. The improper use of forceps or vacuums during delivery may result in various birth defects. If you or your child suffered injuries during the birthing process, and you suspect that your doctor’s negligence was the culprit, speak to an attorney about your legal options immediately.

Contact Us

For more information about birth injuries and how to pursue compensation, contact the Green Bay birth injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.