The birth of a child is one of the greatest days of a parent’s life. However, when something goes wrong during childbirth, it can be one of the most tragic days, which no parent should have to experience.
Sadly, statistics indicate that about six out of 1,000 babies born in the US suffer a birth injury during delivery. Birth injuries in Kentucky can range in severity from mild to severe and can include:
- Scratches and cuts
- Fractured collar bones
- Broken bones and limbs
- Facial paralysis
- Brain damage
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
Although some of these injuries cannot be prevented as they occur from natural causes, most of these birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice, doctor negligence, and inattentiveness.
When a doctor delays the childbirth for any reason, the baby may not get the appropriate amount of oxygen to the brain and, as a result, suffer brain damage, cerebral palsy, or death. Cerebral palsy occurs because the baby was deprived of oxygen during birth, resulting in brain damage and a lifetime disability.
If you believe your baby was a victim of a birth injury in Kentucky or Ohio, you need to call a Northern Kentucky birth injury attorney immediately to seek legal advice and find out how to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit in Kentucky or Ohio. Call the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson to find out more in a free legal consultation at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.