Birth Injury

Giving birth to a child, for many people, is the pinnacle of their lives. Many mothers spend nine months going to great lengths to have a healthy child by eating healthy, taking pre-natal vitamins, avoiding undue stress, and having routine physical examinations for herself and the baby. Some mothers will stop at nothing to support their unborn children.

There are some factors that cannot be controlled through pre-natal care such as diseases and disorders that are hereditary or other serious medical conditions. But barring an unforeseen issue, the baby will likely be healthy if the mother has been vigilant through her pregnancy.

For this reason, when there is an injury sustained during the birthing process, the mother can be at a complete loss for words. Sometimes these injuries are unavoidable, but they can also be caused by negligence on the part of a doctor or nurse.

Failure to detect serious problems involving the baby before birth can also be grounds for a negligence case. Pre-birth issues include complications such as a breech baby or a wrapped umbilical cord.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

There are many injuries that can occur to a baby during birth, but some of the most common types are:

  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Bruising
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Brachial Palsy
  • Fractures

Contact Us

If your child suffered a birth injury as the result of a negligent physician or nurse, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 to begin discussing your legal rights and options