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Causes of Birth Injuries

Few things are more disturbing than when bad things happen to children. Accidents happen, but when they happen at the start of life when the world should be the victim’s oyster, they are all the more disheartening. Complications during the birthing process are one of the most common types of childhood injuries.

In many cases, birth injuries could have been prevented by a competent doctor. In some cases, they are actually caused by the physician. If your child has suffered a birth injury due to a negligent doctor, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.

What to Watch Out For as a Parent

Some common things relating to the child itself can cause birth injuries. These include:

  • The size of the baby–very small and premature babies as well as very large babies
  • Cephalopelvic Disproportion–this means that the size of the mother’s pelvis is not large enough to fit the baby
  • Difficult labor
  • Position of the baby–a baby that is backwards in the womb can suffer injury. This is referred to as a “breech baby.”

A Doctor’s Missteps

Doctors can contribute to birth injuries when they do the following:

  • Failure to anticipate complications
  • Failure to stop bleeding
  • Failure to spot umbilical entrapment
  • Use of inappropriate tools or procedures

As a parent, you should be aware of the possible things that can go wrong.

Contact Us

If your baby has been seriously injured as the result of a negligent doctor, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.