Child Delivery Mistakes
When the joyful arrival of a baby is marred by birth injury, you need to get answers. If you don't get them today, you will always wonder.
Both temporary and permanent child birth injuries can occur because of malpractice during labor and delivery or due to negligence in prenatal care.
An attorney experienced in child birth injuries claims can help you and your family obtain the compensation you need to support and care for your child now and in the future.
We will get you the answers you need from well respected, board certified physicians and obstetricians, and we can help you hold medical professionals accountable for their negligence. We know how to handle complex cases and have successfully pursued cases against obstetricians, family physicians, and nurses.
Common Birth Injuries
Unfortunately, it is true that some child birth injuries are caused by medical provider negligence. Lack of oxygen during labor and delivery can contribute to cerebral palsy or brain injuries. A physician may inadvertently use a medical vacuum or forceps incorrectly. Brachial plexus injuries to upper nerves in the shoulders may occur during difficult births, causing Erb's palsy.
Other birth injuries are caused by the birth mother having been given an inappropriate or dangerous prescription drug during pregnancy. In that case, the prescribing physician, pharmacist or even the manufacturer could be partially responsible for the injury. If that is the case, we will fight to hold them accountable.
We Represent Parents Who Are Hurting
Depending on the circumstances of the child birth injuries you or your baby have experienced, we may need to scrutinize the actions of the attending physician, hospital, pharmacist, and other medical professionals who were involved. If the birth injury was avoidable, damages should be awarded to you or your child for current and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, plastic surgery, pain, suffering, and any other losses you experience. If the case warrants it, our attorneys will ask for damages for emotional stress of the birth parents.
Child birth injury claims can be very complex. We recommend meeting with a lawyer who has extensive experience in child birth injuries.