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12 Quick Facts That Could Support Your Birth Injury Lawsuit

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, most birth injuries are avoidable when risks have been identified, preventative steps are made to reduce complications, and appropriate care has been provided. And while some minor injuries to a fetus and newborn may occur and can resolve without treatment, a birth injury is better defined as the structural destruction or functional deterioration of an infant’s body due to a traumatic event at birth.

Unfortunately, many birth injuries lead to a child’s pain and discomfort resulting from a long-term disability. Parents must act quickly if they would like to receive compensation for these injuries and damages. If considering a lawsuit, know that these facts, and many others, could support each unique case.

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Your Doctor Should Be Doing All They Can to Avoid a Birth Injury to Your Baby

In many instances, birth trauma can be avoided if doctors recognize and foresee medical risk factors using regular prenatal visits, ultrasounds, exams, medications, and tests. But negligent actions on the part of the physician, nurse, or even a health care technician an occur and may be caused by:

  • misdiagnosis of fetal conditions
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