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Birth Injuries

We protect those who are unable to protect themselves!

A parent’s worst nightmare is to be informed by a hospital personnel that their baby has suffered an injury at or during birth. Injuries caused by negligence are increasing at an alarming rate within the U.S. The reality is many of these incidents are absolutely avoidable. Negligence in delivery rooms and other related facilities at a hospital includes failure to respond to fetal distress, wrong use of forceps/tools, and failure to anticipate and act on parturition complications. These birth injuries will cause mental or physical disabilities, and might be fatal. Negligent parties can be held responsible for the losses and suffering involved.

We Will Be Your Lawyers for Birth Injuries

Give us a call if your child has suffered any of the following injuries:

  • Fractures during delivery
  • Brain injury
  • Apoxia
  • Injury from use of forceps/tools
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Umbilical cord strangulation
  • Injuries from vacuum birth

 

When dealing with the consequences of a birth injury, it is your responsibility to take action, and our lawyers are here to guide you through the process, every step of the way. By taking immediate action, you not only improve and increase the likelihood of holding the negligent party responsible for your child’s injuries, but you also help avoid a similar tragedy from happening to other families as well.

Causes of Birth Injuries

Unfortunately, birth injuries are usually related to the doctor involved with the delivery. When a treating doctor fails to provide proper care to the unborn child and/or mother during the term of the pregnancy or the delivery, they may be responsible. It is impossible to list all the causes of birth injuries, but some examples include:

  • Premature birth
  • Too large/small baby
  • Prolonged labor
  • Maternal complications
  • Breech birth
  • Delivery complications
  • Complications relating to placenta/cords/membranes

 

Any failure to timely address and treat these conditions can result in injury to the mother and/or child.

Take Action to Protect Your New Born Child

Birth injuries are considered medical malpractice claims, and handling malpractice claims requires skill and knowledge of our legal system. We have lawyers with experience in handling medical malpractice claims. It is our responsibility to:

  • Ensure that your claim is expedited and professionally represented
  • Manage your insurance adjusters and claims
  • Retain the best experts in their field to review your claim and testify at trial
  • Prepare the case to maximize the money you receive

 

You could be entitled to monetary recovery to cover expenses such as:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses & care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future non-medical expenses

 

Injuries can overwhelm your life, don’t let this happen. If you have been victim of any of these medical malpractice on your new born, please contact the Kurt Thompson Law Group immediately at 1-888-487-8971. We’re available to you 24/7, nights and weekends.