Birth Trauma Can Occur During Labor Or In The Delivery Room
A healthy baby is every new parent’s fondest dream. If something goes wrong in the delivery room, however, that dream can be shattered and replaced by the crushing realities of a child’s debilitating injury and a lifetime of impairment.
Birth injuries rob children of their futures and parents of their hopes and dreams.
Did your baby suffer a preventable birth trauma or wrongful death? If so, please contact a Huntington birth injury lawyer at our firm to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.
We may be able to recover financial compensation for your child’s injury, medical bills, and a lifetime of medical treatment and/or nursing care your child may require.
Our attorneys have the skills, legal knowledge, and resources to handle all types of highly complex birth trauma cases, including those involving:
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Erb’s Palsy/ brachial plexus injury
- Shoulder dystocia
- Group B strep (GBS)
- Nuchal cord injury
- Placental abruption
- Bleeding, distress, or lack of oxygen experienced by mother or infant
Birth injuries can be caused by pre-term delivery, improper use of forceps, improper use of vacuum extractor, physician or hospital negligence, delay in recognizing or treating infections, delay in the decision to perform a cesarean section, and other medical mistakes in the labor and delivery room.
There are ways to monitor the baby during labor, test for infection, and treat conditions like preeclampsia during pregnancy. If your physician did not take proper precautions during your pregnancy or made medical errors during labor, he or she may be legally responsible. Please contact a Huntington birth injury lawyer at Greene Ketchum today to learn what we may be able to do in your situation.