Published on January 27th, 2021
When it’s time to head to the delivery room, most parents take for granted that their child will be born healthy and with no complications.
While our labor and delivery staff is present to address any problems and assist in your birth to ensure that problems don’t happen, the unfortunate fact is that anything can happen when a woman gives birth, and there are no guarantees.
A delayed birth occurs when there has been an unnatural delay in the labor process. As the child descends through the birth canal, pressure is put on their delicate skull.
This passage should be limited to the smallest amount of time possible. When a baby becomes stuck in the birth canal, injuries to the head and brain are possible.
Most infants born with a delay can recover with immediate medical care, but some suffer from serious delayed birth injuries.
If your delivery team has been negligent during your labor and caused a delayed birth injury, you need to talk to an expert from Tario Law & Associates. If your child has been injured, you should speak with an advocate about your rights to compensation.
Common Delayed Birth Injuries
The extended time of pressure on a child’s skull while in the birth canal can cause injuries from the minor to the severe.
The most common injuries associated with delayed birth include ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome. In more severe cases of delayed birth injury, your child may have brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen, spina bifida, and hematoma.
Symptoms of Delayed Birth Injuries
The meeting of particular developmental gauges each child’s milestones. If your child is not reaching these milestones when they should notice any of these symptoms, you should consult with your doctor.
- Delayed suckling response
- Arched back while crying.
- Asymmetrical movements of arms and legs
Filing a Delayed Injury Claim
A valid delayed injury claim involves the negligence of your medical labor team. Negligence means that the doctor or medical staff failed to meet the specific standard of care towards a patient resulting in an injury.
If you had a delayed birth and your child suffered injuries, you may have a negligence case that you can legally pursue.
A delayed birth injury lawsuit is a way for parents to seek economic damage, compensation for economic damage, including medical bills, and future treatment.
You may also seek non-medical compensation for pain and suffering on behalf of your child.
Talk to a Lawyer
Any type of negligence case, including delayed birth injury cases, can be emotionally draining and legally complicated.
It’s not recommended that parents attempt to file a suit on their own. Having a professional injury lawyer on your team will give you the expertise you need to build a case and get the compensation you deserve.
The only thing that is important to parents is that their child is born happy and healthy. When there has been a delayed birth resulting in injuries to your child, you need to know your rights.
Watch for the signs of injury and talk to a birth injury lawyer to help you build a solid case for your child.