Some Arizona women have pelvic bones that are too small for having vaginal births. This condition, which is called cephalopelvic disproportion, may happen because the women have naturally small pelvises, have pelvises that have been made smaller from previous fractures or because they are having large babies.
Doctors are supposed to check the pelvic bones of women in order to determine if they have CPD. If they do, the doctors are then supposed to deliver the babies by C-section. When doctors fail to diagnose CPD, the babies may suffer from birth injuries because they are too large to fit through the pelvic bone. If you had CPD that your doctor failed to diagnose, and your baby suffered birth injuries, you may have the grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor.
If you choose to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need to get your medical records. In order to prove your case, you may need to hire a medical expert who can help you interpret the medical records and opine about the expected standard of care for doctors. It will be important for you to anticipate any possible defenses that may be raised in your case so that you can combat them effectively.
At our law firm, we understand how devastating it can be for our clients whose babies suffer birth injuries. We believe that parents and children should have the right to recover damages for the losses that they suffer from medical negligence. We use the help of medical experts in order to build strong cases for our clients. In many cases, we are able to negotiate fair settlements before we go to trial. If you want to learn more, you may want to review our page on this type of birth injury.