Birth injury or trauma can occur due to complications during pregnancy or delivery. A newborn’s nerves can easily be damaged and their bones are vulnerable to fractures; thus, some birth injuries may result in lifelong developmental disabilities. Among the most debilitating are those that affect an infant’s brain, like cerebral palsy.
Forms of malpractice that can lead to birth injuries are:
- Delaying a C-section
- Breech delivery
- Shoulder dystocia or Erb’s palsy
- Rupture of the uterus
- Medication errors
Consult With The Axelrod Medical Malpractice Team
If your baby was left with a permanent disability or suffered injury due to medical malpractice, Axelrod & Associates, P.A. can fight for you and get the monetary compensation you are entitled to under South Carolina law.