Severe Birth Trauma Can Devastate A Family’s Future

Doctors, nurses, and attending staff are expected to maintain a standard of care when delivering a baby. There are procedures for monitoring vital signs, recognizing symptoms of breach or distress, and delivery maneuvers involving shoulder dystocia or problem deliveries.

Liability in birth injury cases is a function of a failure to follow standard treatment protocols and general negligence in following the standard of care recognized as appropriate in a delivery room. At Greene Ketchum, our attorneys work with experienced medical experts in reviewing the actions of doctors and nurses in the delivery room. We identify and expose errors in communication, poor diagnostic procedures, and botched delivery maneuvers.

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. We can help you recover the financial compensation you and your child deserve. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, contact birth injury lawyers at Greene Ketchum today.

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 birth trauma/injury attorney in Huntington, WV 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.

We have the skills, legal knowledge, and resources to handle all types of highly complex birth trauma cases, including those involving:

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Erb’s Palsy/ brachial plexus injury
  • Group B strep (GBS)
  • Nuchal cord injury
  • Placental abruption
  • Chorioamnionitis
  • 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.

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