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Utah Birth Defects and Medical Malpractice
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Utah Birth Defects and Medical Malpractice
Free Case Evaluation

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Every hour, an estimated three newborns will be injured during birth. These injuries can range from broken bones to spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy. Alarmingly, statistics show that nearly 50% of all birth injuries were preventable. This comes as no surprise since we know that the average medical doctor makes over 200,000 mistakes every year. Though many babies who suffered through birth injuries grow up to be healthy children, many other children will need additional medical support throughout their lives because of a birth injury.

Birth injuries are typically caused by poor planning and negligence. In some cases, doctors fail to anticipate complications with the birth. This results in serious birth injuries and defects. Other times, a doctor’s negligence when administering anesthesia or epidurals can cause a wide range of injuries to both the mother and the baby. In other cases of negligence, doctors may fail to diagnose birth defects, fail to monitor the fetus’s vital signs, or even neglect to monitor an infant’s oxygen intake.

During birth, mothers may also be injured under the supervision of a negligent doctor. The most common ways a mother is harmed during birth and pregnancy are hemorrhaging, tearing, infection, preeclampsia, and diabetes. Failure to diagnose any of these in a timely manner may result in life-long complications to the mother and baby or, in serious cases, death.

Birth injuries are extremely difficult for mothers themselves to prevent. Outside of maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of exercise, and avoiding harmful substances such as drugs and alcohol, there is not much a mother can do to prevent birth injuries. 

Because birth injuries are not always preventable by the mother, knowing the warning signs your child has sustained a birth injury may be the most helpful. If you have a baby on the way, or have just given birth, it is important to know the symptoms of birth injuries so your child can begin treatment as soon as possible. Symptoms you may see immediately following the birth of your child include:

  • Arched back while crying
  • Vomiting
  • Bulges on the infant’s head
  • Appearing blue or extremely pale
  • Seizures
  • Spastic motions
  • Lack of breathing or difficulties with breathing
  • Rashes
  • Limp or no movement in affected limbs

However, depending on the birth injury your baby sustained, some symptoms may not appear until long after the birth of the child. If your child is struggling with speech difficulties, abnormal outbursts, is underweight, or missing developmental milestones, they may have been injured during birth. 

Welcoming a child into the world is one of the most exciting events in a person’s life. However, birth injuries can add overwhelming amounts of stress and grief to what should be a joyful experience. If your child has been injured during birth, Moxie Law Group can offer you support. Our expert attorneys are here to represent you and your family. At Moxie Law Group, we’re dedicated to fighting for the compensation you need to begin the healing process for you and your child. If you or your child has experienced injuries during the birth, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Every hour, an estimated three newborns will be injured during birth. These injuries can range from broken bones to spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy. Alarmingly, statistics show that nearly 50% of all birth injuries were preventable. This comes as no surprise since we know that the average medical doctor makes over 200,000 mistakes every year. Though many babies who suffered through birth injuries grow up to be healthy children, many other children will need additional medical support throughout their lives because of a birth injury.

Birth injuries are typically caused by poor planning and negligence. In some cases, doctors fail to anticipate complications with the birth. This results in serious birth injuries and defects. Other times, a doctor’s negligence when administering anesthesia or epidurals can cause a wide range of injuries to both the mother and the baby. In other cases of negligence, doctors may fail to diagnose birth defects, fail to monitor the fetus’s vital signs, or even neglect to monitor an infant’s oxygen intake.

During birth, mothers may also be injured under the supervision of a negligent doctor. The most common ways a mother is harmed during birth and pregnancy are hemorrhaging, tearing, infection, preeclampsia, and diabetes. Failure to diagnose any of these in a timely manner may result in life-long complications to the mother and baby or, in serious cases, death.

Birth injuries are extremely difficult for mothers themselves to prevent. Outside of maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of exercise, and avoiding harmful substances such as drugs and alcohol, there is not much a mother can do to prevent birth injuries. 

Because birth injuries are not always preventable by the mother, knowing the warning signs your child has sustained a birth injury may be the most helpful. If you have a baby on the way, or have just given birth, it is important to know the symptoms of birth injuries so your child can begin treatment as soon as possible. Symptoms you may see immediately following the birth of your child include:

  • Arched back while crying
  • Vomiting
  • Bulges on the infant’s head
  • Appearing blue or extremely pale
  • Seizures
  • Spastic motions
  • Lack of breathing or difficulties with breathing
  • Rashes
  • Limp or no movement in affected limbs

However, depending on the birth injury your baby sustained, some symptoms may not appear until long after the birth of the child. If your child is struggling with speech difficulties, abnormal outbursts, is underweight, or missing developmental milestones, they may have been injured during birth. 

Welcoming a child into the world is one of the most exciting events in a person’s life. However, birth injuries can add overwhelming amounts of stress and grief to what should be a joyful experience. If your child has been injured during birth, Moxie Law Group can offer you support. Our expert attorneys are here to represent you and your family. At Moxie Law Group, we’re dedicated to fighting for the compensation you need to begin the healing process for you and your child. If you or your child has experienced injuries during the birth, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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