What Evidence is Vital to a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

In this two-part blog series on birth injury evidence, we will be discussing what can prove that your child suffer trauma due to medical malpractice. Check back in soon for part two.

Birth Injury LawyersAt Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, we understand that although no one expects to be the victim of a birth injury, it is important that everyone know what evidence is a vital part of the lawsuit process. By having this knowledge, quick action can be taken and needed evidence can be preserved so that victims and their loved ones can preserve the rights and hope for the future. Often, medical records will document these occurrences, and so, preserve copies for possible later use.

  • Cord Blood Gases – After a birth, the blood left in the placenta and umbilical cord can be evidence that shows if any injuries have affected the child. Checking oxygen and carbon dioxide left in the blood will show what the baby’s status was in the moments leading up to delivery. These records play a vital role in proving medical malpractice.
  • Irregular Heart Rhythm – Leading up to and during delivery, doctors will check on the heartbeat of both mother and child. If this dangerously alters or drops, immediate action needs to be taken, or else serious trauma could result.
  • Signs of Fetal Distress – This occurs when something is harming the child in the womb, such as lack of oxygen. If these are recorded and doctors do nothing, serious injuries may result.

If you suspect that a medical professional has caused injuries to you or your child due to recklessness or negligence, get in touch with a member of the staff at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley. Being experienced Beverly Hills birth injury attorneys for vital information regarding what you can do in the wake of an injury. To learn more via a no-cost case consultation, call our offices at 213-514-8332.