When a parent has a child with a birth defect, it seems the usual reaction is to treat these birth deformities as inevitable or natural. However, often these birth injuries are caused by negligence from the doctor and staff responsible for delivering the baby. When a child is injured or deformed during birth because of the hospital staff’s mistakes, it is important to find a birth injury lawyer who can take on difficult hospital negligence and medical malpractice claim. The Diefenbach firm does that.
Pregnancy carries a low risk of a birth injury or birth defect, but some pregnancies are riskier than others. This is no excuse for a doctor who is negligent to harm a child being born. If a birth injury occurs because a doctor was negligent, the Diefenbach firm advises, counsels, and helps the family win their medical malpractice claim.
Premature babies face a greater risk for birth injuries including developmental delays and delivery trauma. An obstetrician must make all reasonable efforts to delay the delivery of a premature infant in order to help the baby further develop before delivery. Large babies also create special risks, and may require a Caesarean section, or C-section. These, however pose their own risks and if the doctor is negligent the baby may suffer birth injuries during the procedure. Multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.) carry their own risks for birth injuries and defects. A doctor can be negligent if the doctor neglects to perform early screening and prenatal tests.
The Diefenbach Law Firm helps clients who are faced with the permanent effects of birth injuries and defects on their newborn children. They understand legal action does not provide full relief for the injury suffered by the new life, but it does help bring compensation and justice for the wrong both parents and child endure. Gordon Price Diefenbach has nearly 30 years of experience in private practice, and has the experience to help see families compensated for their loss.