According to statistics, seven out of every 1000 children in the United States are born with a birth injury. And in 2006 out of 4.3 million childbirths that happened in a hospital, an estimated 157,000 mothers and babies suffered injuries that could have been avoided. Most of those injuries are caused during a natural childbirth and are mainly caused by medical instruments. Most of these injuries fall under medical malpractice, and medical negligence.
Cases of hospital negligence can result in serious injuries and, in some cases, patient death. If you or someone in your family has been injured because of hospital negligence, you may have the right to file a lawsuit. The results could entitle you to receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic losses.