Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers: Multiple Births and Risk of InjuriesDecember 27, 2016
Women who are pregnant with multiples tend to experience a higher risk of birth injuries than women who have single births. In most cases, women who are in labor with multiple births are much more likely to have cesarean sections in order to protect the babies and the mother. In addition to the risks associated with a surgical procedure like a cesarean section, there are other common birth injuries that can occur with multiple births. The childbirth process can be extremely unpredictable, and even the most experienced physician can make a medical mistake.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
- Facial Nerve Injuries – The two main types of facial nerve injuries are paralysis, which means there is no movement of the affected side, and palsy, which causes the face to appear lowered with irregular mouth movements. Sometimes, the nerve damage occurs during the birth process. For example, if the mother’s pelvis puts too much pressure on the baby’s face, it can damage the nerves. Other times, medical instruments like forceps can cause damage if too much pressure is applied as the instrument is placed on the baby’s face.
- Brachial Plexus Injuries – This is when there is nerve damage around the baby’s shoulder. This can occur if a doctor uses too much force or pressure when pulling the baby out. This type of injury can cause damage to the lower arm, upper arm, or both
Choosing the right doctor is an extremely important decision when it comes to delivering multiple babies. You are encouraged to do your research and find a doctor with a stellar reputation and who is highly skilled at delivering babies vaginally as well as via cesarean section. When this mistake causes a birth injury that could have been preventable, you are urged to contact a reputable medical malpractice lawyer who will help you file a birth injury claim.
Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims of Birth Injuries
If your baby was injured during a multiple birth delivery, you may be eligible for financial compensation if the injury was caused by a medical mistake. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and determine who is responsible for your child’s injuries. Our dedicated team of lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton will not stop until justice has been served and the negligent parties are held accountable for their actions. For a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent victims of medical malpractice throughout Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.