The birth of your child is one of the most amazing moments you will experience in your life. You spend months preparing yourself for this moment and once it comes, your life will never be the same again. The miracle of birth often does not happen without a team of individuals who help and coach you through the birthing process. However, the negligent behavior of your individual doctor or medical professional during your baby’s delivery could have a devastating impact on the health of you and your new baby, or even death.
Science has now evolved to such a state where individuals are now able to determine early on in their pregnancy whether their baby is experiencing any injuries in the womb. Doctors may be able to prevent injuries from occurring or may recommend an early birth in cases of distress. However, some doctors may entirely miss the injury which has occurred inside the body, resulting in terrible consequences at the birth.
As a new mother, the realization of a birth injury that could have been easily prevented is beyond devastating. You have trusted your entire pregnancy to a team of doctors only to discover that your otherwise healthy baby has been subjected to severe injuries as a result of negligent behavior. Doctors and medical professionals must act according to a high standard of care, and the failure to act in this manner may subject them to claims for their actions.
Birth injuries may include the following:
Mothers rely on the medical experience of doctors and other professionals during this time in their lives, and the failure to accurately provide the appropriate medical advice could have dire consequences on mother and baby alike. These birth injuries could have a life-long impact to the child, most notably in their development and brain function.
While it may seem difficult to project out the full extent of birth injuries, our attorneys at Sadler and Sadler will assist you in calculating the impact birth injuries will have on the future of your child. Our attorneys will work closely with you to develop a timeline of events which occurred throughout your pregnancy to pinpoint the events which led to the birth injury. Your claim may be against one individual or an entire hospital system. Regardless, it is important that the responsible party be held liable for their actions leading to your child’s birth injury.
If your baby was subjected to a birth injury due to the negligent behavior of a health care professional, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Sadler and Sadler. Our attorneys have worked with mothers across the state after they have experienced the devastating emotional pain of a birth injury. We understand the trauma that follows a birth injury and will work closely with you to ensure the negligent party is held accountable for their actions during the birth of your child. Contact our San Antonio office today for your initial free consultation.