How do birth injuries occur?

Many preventable birth injuries are the result of a doctor, nurse, staff member, or other healthcare provider’s careless or reckless behaviour. The extent of the negligence involved is a significant factor in the severity of a child’s birth injury.

Failure to adequately monitor a mother for signs of complications, improper use of forceps or other delivery tools, errors made while delivering the child, and failure to recognize signs of fetal distress can all lead to severe birth injuries. Oxygen deprivation to the child, inadequate delivery room protocols and procedures, and delayed diagnosis of infections also commonly form the basis of successful birth injury claims