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Birth Injuries

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What Is a Birth Injury?

A birth injury may result from any number of scenarios stemming from conditions or events during pregnancy, labor, and/or delivery. Common examples of doctor error leading to birth injuries include the following:

  • Vacuum extraction of a large baby of a first-time mom
  • Failure to recognize that a fetus is in distress during labor
  • Failure to detect or mitigate umbilical cord complications, such as when the cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck in the birth canal
  • Failure to properly manage vaginal birth after C-Section (VBAC)

The day your child is born should be a joyful day. However, for many parents, their child’s birth results in life-long injuries that could have been prevented. These tragic results may occur due to the incompetence or negligence of the medical doctors you trust to have you and your child’s best interest in mind.

WKW is well equipped to properly evaluate and pursue your birth injury case. In addition to being named one of Indiana’s Super Lawyers for ten consecutive years, Partner Bruce Kehoe was also one of only three attorneys in the United States to be featured in Parenting magazine’s 2013 Top Birth Injury Advocates special section nationwide.

Are Birth Injuries Common?

Birth injury is defined as any damage or injury to a child before, during, or just after the birthing process. These birth injuries can have lifelong consequences and can even result in infant mortality.

Of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 6 to 8 of those infants are born with a birth injury. This means that approximately 1 in every 9,714 people in the United States are born with a birth injury. Based on this information, 28,000 children per year are born with a birth injury, which is 2,333 per month, 538 per week, 76 per day, and 3 per hour.

Several Factors May Contribute to a Child’s Birth Injury:

Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer Today

Parents of babies who have suffered brain injury, spinal cord injury, or any other birth injury as a result of birth trauma are urged to contact the Indianapolis Birth Injury Lawyers of Wilson Kehoe Winingham promptly. If your life has been impacted by medical malpractice and/or a birth injury, call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Our legal nurse consultants are highly qualified to evaluate potential birth injury cases from both a medical and a legal standpoint. 

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