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Idaho Medical Malpractice Attorneys Seek Justice in Birth Injury Cases

The day a child is born should be a joyful occasion for the parents and families involved. Tragically, this day can become one full of fear and sadness when infants are injured during the birthing process. The United States has one of the worst rates of injury during childbirth in the developed world. If your family has been the victim of an error committed by a medical professional during childbirth, you may have a right to money damages for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Obtain a no-cost consultation on your birth injury claim by contacting the seasoned and talented Boise and Twin Falls birth injury lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead as soon as possible after the injury.

Idaho Medical Malpractice Attorneys Seek Justice in Birth Injury Cases

One of the most common ways that infants suffer permanent injuries during childbirth is through a deprivation of oxygen. The most common birth injury caused by a deprivation of oxygen is cerebral palsy. This condition can cause victims to suffer from an inability to control their movement, difficulty speaking, muscle spasms, intellectual difficulties, and even an inability or severely-impaired ability to walk. Those with cerebral palsy often require expensive physical therapy and medical treatments throughout their lifetime.

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is also caused by a deprivation of oxygen to the brain. This condition often stems from injuries caused by an umbilical cord wrapped around the infant’s neck. It can also stem from excessive delay by doctors in deciding to conduct a caesarian section when it becomes apparent that an infant is struggling and losing oxygen through the birthing process.

Doctors owe mothers and infants attentive and capable medical care

Doctors have a duty to carefully monitor infants during birth, so that they can quickly take action when it becomes apparent that intervention is necessary. If a hospital is unable to provide enough doctors to ensure that all births are adequately monitored, or if the doctor simply fails to intervene when necessary, and the infant is harmed as a result, hospitals and physicians may become financially responsible to the birth injury victims for the cost of their injuries and anticipated future expenses.

Compassionate and Effective Idaho Birth Injury Attorneys

After an injury during childbirth, it is critical to act as soon as possible to preserve your claim for damages. Contact the knowledgeable, effective, and compassionate Idaho birth injury lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead for a consultation on your case, in Boise at 208-336-2552, with additional offices in Twin Falls at 208-734-2552.

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