The birth of a baby is an exciting time. When you or your loved ones check into a hospital, you expect to receive care that is focused on the safety of the mother and the child. Unfortunately, laboring mothers and newborns can be injured by the very people who are supposed to help them when negligence is present on the part of the medical professional.
Common causes of Birth Injuries include:
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper use of vacuum extraction
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed delivery
- Failure to monitor
- Failure to recognize fetal distress
- Harmful prescription during pregnancy
At Foster & Sear we are dedicated to helping those who have experienced injury or even the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of others. Medical professionals are held to very high standards of care. When those standards are unmet and result in injury, these professionals need to be held accountable for their actions.
Any level of care that is below the accepted standard that causes the injury of the infant or mother could be held liable. If you or a loved one have been injured by substandard care during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our team of lawyers can help pursue just compensation on your behalf.