Harm caused to a mother or her baby before, during, and/or after birth is referred to as obstetrical negligence, or a birth injury. Sometimes harm caused to an infant or a young child may not be immediately apparent. Unlike most claims, which have a two-year limitation period, claims on behalf of an infant or child can be brought until two years after the child's 18th birthday. Examples of obstetrical negligence/birth injury include, but aren't limited to:
Obstetrical negligence can influence the trajectory of an infant's life well into adulthood, and in some cases, result in the actual death of the infant which is clearly profoundly devastating for the infant's parents and for their families. In many cases, family members are able to claim for a loss of care, guidance and companionship as a result of their loved one's injuries or death. Our medical negligence team has extensive experience dealing with cases of catastrophic injury and wrongful death. If you suspect that you may have a claim for obstetrical negligence, a birth injury, or medical malpractice of any kind, schedule a free consultation.