Childbirth continues to carry inherent risks, and despite advances in modern technology and medicine, some birth defects and injuries caused by uncontrollable or natural factors occur. In other cases, when birth defects and injuries are discovered, they are found to be caused by the negligence of a healthcare professional or defective product.
Families rely on their healthcare professionals to follow protocols and meet basic standards of care. Unfortunately, healthcare professionals sometimes fail to use adequate levels of care and skill, leading to life-altering birth defects and injuries.
When birth defects and injuries are caused by medical negligence, the family of the injured may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The injured baby and their family may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and various other damages.