Have you been affected by a birth injury?
Every year thousands of children are injured or killed at birth. Attorneys specializing in birth injuries can provides a lifeline for parents and families dealing with injuries to these children. Given the life-changing nature of these injuries, and the trauma it can cause emotionally for the family, it is vital that parents in this situation seek legal assistance.
A Birth Injury is a profound injury or death resulting from trauma to the baby or mother, due to medical mistakes, negligence, malpractice, or flawed hospital policy during the birthing process. This means a medical professional failed to use the appropriate degree of skill and care that would be used by a reasonable medical professional under similar circumstances.
Negligent prenatal care can also result in harm to the baby and/or mother. This can include the failure to diagnose the mother’s medical condition; failure to identify birth defects; failure to identify an ectopic pregnancy; or failure to diagnose a disease that could be contagious to the baby.
Birth injury lawsuits seek to provide the families of the injured baby with financial compensation for the child’s injury.
Types of Birth Injuries:
In the moments before, during or just after birth, many things may go wrong, causing bone, organ, nerve or brain damage to the baby. Common childbirth injuries include:
Birth hypoxia (lack of oxygen at birth)
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) (lack of oxygen-rich blood to the brain)
Athetoid, ataxic and spastic cerebral palsy
Brachial plexus birth injury (Erb’s Palsy)
Skull crush injury
Kernicterus (severe baby jaundice)
Spinal cord injuries
If this has happened to you and you are one of these parents, understand that trying to handle this matter on your own or simply ignoring it will almost always end in regret and financial hardship. Be strong, explore your options, and never be afraid to ask an attorney for help or a meeting. Todd will handle your case on a contingency basis, only taking money out of the case settlement.