Although many birth injuries develop due to unavoidable complications, others may be caused by the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional. There are a variety of ways that a birth injury can happen under a doctor’s care and lead to disfigurement or a severe disability. If this has happened to your newborn, you may be entitled to compensation.
In these cases, Morgan & Morgan’s birth injury attorneys may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Since birth injury lawsuits require a deep understanding of both the medical and legal fields, it is important to retain an attorney with the experience and resources needed to handle these complex claims.
Although each case is different, The Villages’ birth injury attorneys have decades of success achieving substantial settlements and verdicts for families who were affected by a birth injury.
If your child was injured at birth due to a medical professional’s negligence, we may be able to help. To learn what The Villages birth injury attorneys may be able to do for you, please fill out our free case evaluation form today.
Types of Birth Injury Cases We Handle
At Morgan & Morgan, our birth injury attorneys investigate medical malpractice claims involving the following birth injuries:
- Brachial plexus injury (Erb’s Palsy and Klumpke’s Palsy);
- Shoulder dystocia;
- Soft tissue damage;
- Facial paralysis;
- Brain injury (from oxygen deprivation, blood flow problems, or otherwise);
- Drug-related injuries (such as SSRI-related injuries);
- Broken bones;
- Spinal cord damage;
- Umbilical cord strangulation or injuries;
- Internal bleeding; and
How Are Birth Injuries Caused?
There are a variety of ways that birth injuries occur due to medical negligence including:
- Misuse of instruments during delivery;
- Do not respond to bleeding, distress, or umbilical cord placement;
- Do not anticipate complications related to baby or maternal health; and
- Delay ordering a caesarean section.
Conditions like Erb’s palsy involve the doctor or nurse attempting to manipulate parts of the baby, particularly the forearm and hand, and causing injury to your child. Other injuries could come about as a result of improperly using tools, failing to react to changing circumstances of birth, or failing to perform sufficient testing or observation during the process.
Contact a Birth Injury Attorney Today
It can be difficult to put the pieces of your life back together after your child has suffered a debilitating birth injury, but a competent attorney may be able to help you cope, get justice, and recover compensation for the tragedy.
To learn how The Villages birth injury attorneys may be able to help you, fill out our free case evaluation form today.