The day your child is born should be one of the happiest of your life. Unfortunately, if your medical team or hospital is negligent or careless, the could end up causing your child or the new mother serious harm. Childbirth is not nearly as dangerous as it used to be 100 years ago, but it is still an extremely fragile time. If a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional fails to provide quality care, their mistakes could ultimately cost both the mother and the child their lives.
If your child was harmed before, during, or after birth, you may have a birth injury claim. While not all birth injury cases are easily identifiable, its important to look for telltale signs. If your child has unexplained developmental delays, or if he or she suffered shoulder or head injuries immediately after birth, your child may have sustained a birth injury.
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To date, Wagner Reese has recovered more than $200 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, and we never charge our clients a dime unless we win. We have over 150 years of combined experience behind us, so you can rest easy knowing we have the knowledge and resources necessary to represent your case thoroughly. We know what you’re going through is challenging, which is why we are committed to providing you with steadfast legal support you can rely on.
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Common Types of Birth Injuries
Although birth injuries aren’t common, they can be extremely damaging and life-altering when they occur. Depending on the conditions of your child’s injury, he or she may be left with painful injuries, partial or full paralysis, nerve damage, mental impairments, physical disfigurement, or any number of serious conditions. In a worst-case scenario, your child’s birth injury might even be fatal.
Common types of birth injuries include:
- Asphyxia and other types of oxygen deprivation
- Bone fractures
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Concussions and other brain injuries
- C-section errors
- Erb’s Palsy
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Uterine rupture
There are several ways babies can be harmed during the birth process. If the nurses or doctors fail to monitor the fetal heart rate, or if they fail to notice or respond when the baby is in distress, it could result in serious, even deadly, complications. If the baby is particularly large or if there are other complex circumstances, the doctor might have to assist with the delivery with the use of forceps or a vacuum, or the doctor may need to call for an emergency cesarean section. In any of these situations, if the doctor makes a mistake, a bad judgment call, or fails to act, he or she could be held liable for the resulting damage to both the baby and the mother.
Let Our Firm Help You
At Wagner Reese, our firm is passionate about fighting for the rights of injured victims and we always do our best to ensure our clients feel supported and protected. Birth injuries can be extremely traumatizing and they can result in serious damage that requires expensive treatment. Your child might require ongoing medical care, physical therapy, medication, or in-home care, and if their injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have every right to pursue compensation.
Compensation for a birth injury case can include payment for past medical bills, future medical expenses, loss of wages while out of work, and pain and suffering. We know how difficult it is to care for an injured child, especially when that child is a newborn. Our goal is to provide you with the legal representation and guidance you need so that you can focus on spending time with your family and supporting your child’s healing. If you think you have a case, we encourage you to reach out to our experienced team.
Contact Wagner Reese to discuss your situation with our Carmel birth injury attorneys.