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A debilitating birth injury can have a life-long impact on a child, and make their future uncertain. Sometimes, those injuries are caused by the people tasked to deliver your child, and could have been avoided. If that is the case you may have legal recourse to hold them accountable, and recover much needed compensation for what could be a lifetime of medical care. At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys in Birmingham have seen firsthand the effects a birth injury can have on a family’s well being and their finances.
Our team of birth injury attorneys are experienced, and can fight on your behalf if the circumstances of your case merit legal action Contact us today to learn more.
What is a Birth Injury?
Many complications can arise during the birth of a child that can affect its life. Some injuries are genetic or form in the womb, like cleft palates, Down syndrome, and several other neurological or physical conditions. Here is a discussion of one of the most common injuries, dislocation or damage to the brachial plexus.
However, some birth injuries are caused or worsened by inattention, negligence, and mistakes on the part of healthcare professionals. This can result in damage to delicate areas such as the clavicle or the hands and feet.
How Do Birth Injuries Happen?
A birth injury can appear or become more serious in a variety of ways. Common examples of how professionals can be negligent during childbirth include:
- Misuse instruments during delivery
- Do not respond to bleeding, distress, or umbilical cord placement
- Do not anticipate complications related to baby or maternal health
- Delay ordering a caesarean section
Other circumstances like oxygen deprivation can be serious, and could result in brain damage, limited motor function, and even death. If you suspect your child was injured during birth, you may want to consider reaching out to an attorney in order to discuss your legal options.
Reach Out to an Experienced Team of Birth Injury Attorneys in Alabama
Determining fault in a birth injury can be very complex, and it’s important to hire an attorney with a track record of success. Although every case is different, our verdicts have been substantial, including a $5.8 million recovery for a family whose newborn suffered a traumatic brain injury during birth.
Our Birmingham attorneys have seen many cases where children were damaged by the improper use of tools and other forms of negligence, and are ready to try and help you hold healthcare professionals responsible for their actions. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form if you’re ready today.