Birth Injuries

In the Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale and Phoenix area, birth injuries have occurred at many local hospitals and many families have successfully pursued compensation against those responsible with the help of a lawyer. Types and effects of birth injuries. The stress of a pregnancy and the worries mothers go through about the well being of their child can be overwhelming. When you trust your baby's life to a doctor, you are holding them accountable for your safety and your baby's safety. Unfortunately in some cases the physician makes a mistake or fails to react quickly to a patient's distress. It takes a minute to endanger you or your baby's life, and you may face lifelong consequences because of it. Whether you have been injured by the neglect of a physician, improper use of medical devices, or had an improper diagnosis, an Arizona personal injury attorney can handle your case with the experience and care you deserve. In the Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale and Phoenix area, birth injuries have occurred at many local hospitals and many families have successfully pursued compensation against those responsible with the help of an Arizona personal injury lawyer. There are many different types of injuries that can be the cause of negligence from the physician or hospital. Some examples include: Specific Types of Birth Injuries • Spinal cord injuries • Bone fractures • Infection • Bruising due to skin irritation • Paralysis • Internal bleeding • Cerebral palsy • Injury due to forceps or other medical device • Brachial Plexus The effects of birth injuries on the baby and mother Before the baby is even born, physicians can cause damage to the fetus which can cause birth complications later in the pregnancy. The mother can be prescribed prescriptions that can harm the fetus or cause birth defects. While the fetus is in the womb a compressed or twisted umbilical cord can cause oxygen deprivation. There can also be physical injuries due to the lack of oxygen by the fetus taking a difficult position in the womb. The mother can suffer various health defects as well. The ability to bear other children might be impaired. The mother can also be susceptible to an infection caused by the negligence of the physician. The infection can spread through the blood stream and majors organs such as the heart and kidney, causing severe medical complications or even death. Often times there are neglected conditions that patients and physicians should be aware of in order to prevent damages. Cerebral Palsy and Brachial Plexus There are many conditions that occur frequently in birth injury cases. Cerebral Palsy and Brachial Plexus are examples of birth injuries that tend to be harder to diagnose and recognize. Cerebral Palsy is a condition that affects parts of the brain that control motor skills and can affect things like a child's sensation, communication and perception. Brachial Plexus affects the posterior cord, lateral cord, medial cord, which can affect the nerve fibers in your child. Paralysis can also occur as a result of this condition. Contact an Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer A birth is supposed to be the happiest moment of a mother's life. When birth injuries occur that are the fault of the physician's negligence, you deserve to seek compensation for you or your baby's injuries. Hospital bills, physical therapy, and emotional damage can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills for an injury that could have been prevented. Speaking to an Arizona personal injury lawyer can help you bring the individuals responsible to justice. For more information contact: www.solomonrelihan.com.

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