I first began working on medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries back in the late 1990s. Over the years, cases involving hypoxic birth injury, physical birth trauma, and meconium aspiration have become a large part of my practice. As a result, I am well aware of the devastating effects that traumatic births and botched deliveries can have on children. I also understand the importance of early intervention and the lifelong therapeutic, educational, and vocational needs of children who have suffered various types of birth injuries, including meconium aspiration syndrome.
I have seen the emotional strain that this type of medical negligence causes the parents of these children, and even the effects it can have on the siblings of the child who is injured. One thing that is a common and recurring theme of all parents is that they somehow start to blame themselves for what happened. While this reaction is very human, the self-blame is almost always misplaced.