Birth Injury Lawyer in Hilton Head1544 Fording Island Road, Suite A
Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Hilton Head, SC Birth Injury
Birth injuries can be extremely traumatic for parents. If your child was injured at birth, you need a compassionate and experienced attorney on your side to provide the advice and support you need. Morgan & Morgan’s Hilton Head birth injury attorneys can review the details of your case and help determine how you should proceed.
We can investigate your case and review the available medical records and other evidence to determine if medical negligence was involved. If it was, we can help you bring a claim against the doctor, medical staff, and/or hospital. Morgan & Morgan attorneys have handled a number of birth injury cases in South Carolina and have helped clients recover millions of dollars in damages.
An attorney can’t undo your child’s injury, but we may be able to help you get the financial compensation you need to provide them with the best possible medical care.
Contact Morgan & Morgan’s birth injury attorneys in Hilton Head for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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How a Birth Injury Attorney Can Help You
Not only do birth injuries cause physical, emotional, and psychological pain, but they can also be financially devastating. If your child is injured at birth, they may require long-term medical care, physical therapy, and specialized schooling.
An experienced birth injury attorney may be able to help you get the monetary compensation you need to give your child the life they deserve. If medical negligence on behalf of a doctor or other medical professional led to your child’s injury, you may be able to recover damages for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, and more.
Morgan & Morgan attorneys can review your case and work closely with medical experts to determine a total dollar value that represents past and future damages. They can then follow a lawsuit on your behalf. If a fair settlement isn’t reached, they can take your case to court to hold the negligent party accountable.
Do I Have a Birth Injury Claim?
To win a birth injury lawsuit, you must be able to prove that a doctor or other medical professional acted negligently and that their negligent actions caused your child’s injury. Doctors and medical personnel have certain professional standards they are required to meet. For example, they must monitor a fetus for signs of distress and intervene in a timely fashion if necessary. Some common birth injury claims include the following:
Hypoxia: Hypoxia occurs when the baby does not receive enough oxygen to the brain. Doctors are expected to monitor for signs of hypoxia and act swiftly if it occurs. If a failure to act results in an injury, the physician and/or hospital may be liable.
Improper Extraction: Sometimes forceps or vacuums are required to help the baby exit the birth canal. Applying too much pressure with either instrument can cause a birth injury.
Delayed Caesarean Section: When a vaginal delivery is not safe for the mother or baby, a Caesarean section should be performed as soon as possible. If the doctors or medical team do not recognize the need for a Caesarean or do not act quickly enough, significant injuries can occur.
Other actions that can lead to birth injuries include the following:
- Lack of sufficient prenatal testing
- Misuse of labor-inducing drugs
- Failure to refer high-risk cases to specialists
- Failure to diagnose or adequately treat pregnancy complications
Types of Birth Injury Lawsuits
Morgan & Morgan’s birth injury attorneys in Hilton Head have experience litigating a wide variety of birth injury lawsuits. Among the most common types include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Soft tissue damage
- Facial paralysis
- Drug-related injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Umbilical cord strangulation
- Internal bleeding
If your child suffered an injury at birth, our compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to provide the help you need.
All you have to do to get started is fill out this online form to request a free, no-obligation case evaluation.