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Common Birth Injury and Trauma Causes


Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) providers embrace the responsibility of anticipating any potential problems reasonably foreseeable and were necessitated, the authority to actively intervene during labor and delivery to prevent harm. Negligence—the failure to act in accordance with accepted standards of care — are correspondingly at the center of birth injury.

The most common birth trauma and birth injury cases include:

  • Miscalculations of the size of the fetus
  • Improper dating that causes post- or pre-mature delivery
  • Infections and medical problems in the mother or the fetus
  • Rh incompatibilities (blood incompatibility between mother and baby)
  • Improper medications administered during pregnancy and/or delivery
  • Lack of responding to fetal distress due to improper fetal monitoring
  • An abnormal presentation which also includes shoulder dystocia
  • Failure to actively performing a timely c-section
  • Delivery instruments used improperly (forceps or vacuum suction)
  • Newborns failing to receive oxygen when required (hypoxia birth injury)

Birth injuries can cause permanent and lifelong trauma. Trust our experienced team of attorneys at Potter Law, LLC to help protect the rights of you and your loved ones and to discuss your available options.