This page will look at medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries in North Carolina. We will review the key points of North Carolina tort law and examine the settlement value of North Carolina birth injury lawsuits based on reported settlements and trial verdicts.
What Is a Birth Injury?
A birth injury is defined as a physical injury, damage, or harm inflicted on a baby because of something that occurs during the process of childbirth (or pregnancy). Birth injuries differ from birth defects in that they are not genetically inherited. Instead, birth injuries are a product of events going wrong during delivery, usually as the result of medical negligence.