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An Alabama family who experienced a tragic birth injury to their child is hoping to raise awareness in a new birth injury documentary. Their hope is to shine a light on the term obstetric violence, and also its role in birth injuries.

About Birth Injuries

Birth Injury DocumentaryA birth injury is not a birth defect. A birth defect is a health problem that usually is DNA related. Some examples are Down Syndrome, a cleft palate or even a heart murmur. Sometimes birth defects derive from outside factors like taking SSRIs during pregnancy. A birth injury is one suffered by a child during labor or delivery or soon after birth. Birth injuries may range from minor problems such as lacerations or bruising to severe injuries that could prove fatal. These injuries can derive from medical staff making mistakes that harm your child. These mistakes could hurt him or her for their entire life. These mistakes could happen for a variety of reasons, including inattentiveness, exhaustion, or inexperience. Researchers have pinpointed other causes of increased birth injuries.

Birth Injury Documentary

The new birth injury documentary, Mother May I? hopes to inform the nation about obstetric violence. It is a term that has not appeared in US case law, however, it is in other countries. There, this term means a crime against people giving birth. It is an umbrella term that includes disrespectful attitudes, coercion, bullying, and discrimination from care providers, lack of consent for examinations or treatment, forced procedures like C-section by court order, and also physical abuse. These forced medical procedures raise the stakes of birth injuries.
Plus, for many, they blame themselves after a birth injury since they were forced to make a decision which ended in harming their child. Many feel wronged but don’t know how to prove it. These medical professionals say that births are unpredictable. Yet, speaking up can help save a baby.

Hold Doctors Liable for Increased Birth Injuries

The court can hold medical professionals liable for their negligence. Many states prove medical malpractice by a medical professional breaching the standard of care. Therefore, they cause harm to their patient. Standard of care means the acceptable procedures and practices within the profession and geographic area.
Sad Middle Age Woman 1Birth injuries are costly. You could receive compensation for your baby’s injuries. This includes medical care, hospital visits, medication, physical therapy, special-needs equipment and education, counseling, psychological services, and pain and suffering. In many states, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two years from the date of the injury or from the date when the patient knew or should have known that the injury occurred. This is why it is important to act quickly and chose a knowledgeable complex litigation attorney.
Therefore, it is important to remember that if your child’s birth injuries are a result of medical negligence and carelessness, the medical staff, hospital, and/or physician may be liable for damages. A complex litigation attorney can help. At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience helping injured people get justice and full compensation for injuries caused by negligence. The Michel Brady Lynch Firm regularly takes on the largest corporations in the world with a track record of proven success and results. Contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm today, and our attorneys will review your case for free and help you protect your rights. Therefore, for your complimentary consultation, call our office now.

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