Injuries During The Birthing Process

For most children, the most precarious time in their early lives is when they are being born. There are so many different birth complications that can happen. Your doctor and the rest of the medical team need to work together to ensure that your child experiences a successful and healthy delivery.

Some of the common situations that can create risk for an infant if they are not handled properly include:

  • Failure to monitor — A child may be experiencing distress in the womb. The child may be low on oxygen. Hypoxia can cause permanent health issues such as cerebral palsy.
  • Excessive force — If a physician uses excessive force during the extraction of the child from the mother, it is very easy to damage the brachial plexus, a nerve that controls arm movement. This can cause Erb's palsy.
  • Failure to perform a timely caesarean section — When a child is in distress a caesarean section (C-section) may be necessary. A physician may not perform the operation soon enough, causing the child to be seriously and possibly permanently injured.
  • Failure to identify birth defects — During the child's development in the womb, proper fetal monitoring can identify birth defects. Some types of birth defects can be treated prior to birth. Failure to do so can complicate the birth process and leave the child with serious health issues.

Multimillion-Dollar Settlements And Verdicts

At Pete Olson Law, we are committed to providing the real help people need after their child has been harmed by substandard medical care. The issues that birth injuries cause can impact the entire span of a child's life. You want to do everything you can for your child. We can help ensure that he or she has what he or she needs today and tomorrow. Lawyer Pete Olson has a record of success that includes obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements over the course of a more than 25-year career. We can help you help your child.

Birth Injury Attorney Serving Clarksville And Throughout Tennessee

If your child was injured during the birth process, we can help you pursue the compensation you need. Turn to Pete Olson Law. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 866-596-8385, or contact us online.

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