Birth Injury Attorneys

Tennessee Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The day your child is born can quickly turn tragic if you realize your newborn has suffered a birth injury. Sometimes birth injuries occur from the natural birthing process, and other times they are the result of a doctor or nurse’s negligent actions. Birth injuries can range from minor bruises to oxygen deprivation that may leave your child permanently disabled.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkIf you have delivered a baby with a birth injury, and you suspect it was a result of medical malpractice, talk to Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC.  One of our birth injury attorneys will try to find you a Tennessee medical malpractice attorney to take your case, at no additional cost to you.

Medical Mistakes That Can Lead to a Birth Injury

It is a devastating occurrence when a medical mistake leads to a birth injury. Some situations that can result in harm to your newborn include:

  • Failure to anticipate birth complications with a larger baby or a difficult pregnancy
  • A delay in ordering an emergency Cesarean section
  • Failure to respond appropriately to bleeding
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress (including irregularities in the fetal heartbeat);
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum when necessary
  • Failing to observe (or respond to) umbilical cord entrapment
  • Carelessness handling of the child during delivery

Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy

Two birth injuries that may result from a Tennessee obstetrician’s negligence are cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy. Cerebral palsy is a broad term that describes a group of chronic posture disorders, characterized by a lack of muscle control. This condition results from the brain’s inability to properly control the body, which may be caused by oxygen deprivation from the umbilical cord or becoming stuck in the birth canal.

Erb’s palsy occurs when the baby’s brachial plexus (nerves that run from the shoulder to arm and hand) becomes injured. This often occurs if the child’s shoulder becomes stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone, and the doctor uses excessive force, or a vacuum or forceps to deliver the child. When the brachial plexus nerves stretch or tear, the child will experience a lack of muscle control and limpness in the arm.

If your child suffered a birth injury because of medical malpractice, you may be eligible for compensation. Please fill out the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to pair you with a Tennessee medical malpractice attorney, if your case appears to be valid.