Medical malpractice takes many different forms. One common form of medical malpractice is when doctors and nurses do not respond to events in the delivery room appropriately.
If you believe your child suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, learn how to protect your rights.
What is a Birth Injury?
A birth injury differs from a birth defect in that a birth injury typically occurs after the baby is born and, most of the time, can be prevented. Sadly, many newborns experience a birth injury due to a medical practitioner failing to provide an acceptable standard of care.
Some common birth injuries due to medical malpractice include the following:
How to Prove Medical Malpractice in a Birth Injury
In order to prove medical malpractice caused your child’s birth injury, you and an experienced personal injury attorney will need to demonstrate the following:
- The medical practitioner had a duty to provide an acceptable standard of care.
- The medical practitioner failed in this duty.
- You (or your child) suffered an injury.
- You (or your child’s) injury occurred as a direct result of the medical practitioner’s failure to provide an acceptable standard of care.
At The Villari Firm, we understand how devastating a birth injury can be for families. We work with a leading team of professional doctors and legal authorities to investigate and prepare cases for clients. We’re here to assist you through this process and hold negligent providers accountable for their actions.
Contact us today at (215) 372-8889 to schedule a free consultation.