The pain of a birth injury is real.

No words can describe the feeling that comes from having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby in the womb, only to have your baby be injured during delivery due to medical negligence or malpractice.

Suddenly, your life changes as you realize that the child that you love with all your heart may require lifelong care because of cerebral palsy or another birth injury.

Infants are helpless and fragile, and the utmost care must be taken to deliver the baby safely. However, delivery isn’t exactly gentle, and many things can go wrong that will cause the baby to show signs of distress. Medical providers are trained to monitor these signs of distress and adjust the strategy accordingly. For instance, what was planned to be a vaginal birth can quickly prove to be a case where the doctor needs to perform a C-section instead.

Unfortunately, medical providers don’t always make the right decision in cases like these. It’s one thing if they were acting according the knowledge that they had to do everything available in the baby’s and the mother’s best interest. However, this isn’t always the case.

Sometimes, a birth injury occurs because the medical provider was being negligent in their duties, ignoring key signs that they should have acted, choosing convenience rather than the right thing, and failing to act in the best interest of the child and the mother. When that happens–when the birth injury is caused by negligence–that’s when you may have a legal case.

No amount of money can undo the damage that was done to your child or the pain and suffering caused to your heart as a parent. However, a settlement can help you to provide the care and treatment that your child needs to have in order to recover or lead the highest-possible quality of life.

Contact our birth injury lawyers in Tulsa if your child suffered an injury at birth.