Malpractice

What is Medical Malpractice?

Every parent hopes that their child will be born healthy and without complications. Unfortunately, preventable birth injuries do happen.

Every year, many children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to malpractice. Sometimes, cerebral palsy causes permanent intellectual and physical disabilities that can affect the quality of the child’s life.

Common forms of malpractice that can cause cerebral palsy include:

  • Failure to anticipate birth complications
  • Using forceps or vacuum extractors improperly
  • Not responding correctly to bleeding
  • Delay in ordering a cesarean section

Cerebral palsy from malpractice can also happen after delivery. An example of this is failing to respond properly to infant distress after birth.

Sometimes, cerebral palsy malpractice is not obvious. Instead, it is discovered during the process of starting a birth injury investigation.

Author:Birth Injury Justice Center
Birth Injury Justice Center

The Birth Injury Justice Center was founded in 2003 by a team of legal professionals to educate and empower victims and families affected by birth injuries. Our team is devoted to providing you with the best resources and legal information for all types of birth injuries.

Last modified: December 4, 2018

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Birth injuries are instances of physical harm during childbirth directly caused by medical errors. There are many types of birth injuries, ranging from mild to severe. Birth injuries—may cause irreversible damage. Birth injuries are instances of physical harm during childbirth directly caused by medical errors.

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