You had a very traumatic delivery.

Now you suspect that your child has a brain injury as a result.

Can medical malpractice be the cause?

How brain injuries during birth can sometimes occur do to the fact that the baby is trapped behind the mother’s pelvis. This is often called a shoulder dystocia situation.

When this happens, doctors can sometime use too much force to try and free the child. Too much pulling and pulling on the baby’s head can cause injury to the child’s brain.

Parents can usually see that something is wrong because the child fails to reach certain developmental milestones.

For example, the child may have problems making eye contact, or facial movements. The child can have range of motion problems, or fail to speak or make sounds at an age in which he or she should.

If you suspect that your child has suffered a brain injury at birth, and this happened in Maryland this is what we invite you to do. Pick up the phone and give us a call.

We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time regarding Maryland law and we would be glad to listen to your story.

Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.