Birth Injury due to negligence? Call Graves McLain Now for a Free Consultation.
Birth trauma is defined as any damage or injury to an infant’s body occurring before, during, or slightly after the child’s birth. Birth injuries vary from minor, easily resolved issues to issues so severe the infant may not survive. While most doctors and healthcare providers work with the utmost professionalism, medical mistakes, and negligence occasionally lead to serious birth injuries that can affect victims and families for the entirety of a child's life. When these types of mistakes occur, it is important that the negligent party is held responsible for their actions. An estimated seven unexpected birth injuries occur in the United States per one thousand births.
Many birth injuries are caused by a health care professional’s medical negligence such as when oxygen deprivation or head trauma occurs during the delicate birthing process. For example, Cerebral Palsy, caused by oxygen deprivation, affects more than 10,000 babies each year.
The experienced and caring attorneys at Graves McLain can help you through a birth injury claim. While you focus on taking care of your child, we’ll focus on getting to the facts of your situation.
Traumatic birth injuries include:
Has your child suffered from a birth injury due to medical negligence? The laws governing medical negligence state that you have a right to hold health care professionals liable for these and other circumstances:
Prolonged or difficult labor
Failure to quickly perform emergency C-section
Failure to test and treat pregnancy-related conditions
Misdiagnosis of pregnancy-related conditions
Failure to detect negative fetal vital signs
Birth trauma lawsuits can assist families in getting the financial compensation they deserve. They can also serve as a way to highlight unsafe practices at medical facilities, and prevent further negligent acts of hospitals and physicians. To find out more about your rights, and how you can obtain the compensation you deserve to help you care for your child, please contact the experienced and knowledgeable birth trauma attorneys at Graves McLain.