Having a baby can be one of the most exciting, joyful, yet challenging experiences of your life. It can also be quite stressful or tragic, if something goes wrong during the labor, delivery or postpartum processes. Sadly, medical negligence often leads to serious birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, that devastate parents of newborns and cause infants to suffer permanent disability.
Just the natural yet traumatic process of being born can lead to health problems or even injuries in newborn babies. When the medical team responds appropriately, many of these conditions resolve safely and quickly. However, an improper medical response to trauma or even a mistake on the part of the birthing team could result in lifelong consequences for the infant.