Birth Injury Litigation
Our attorneys at Goldfinch Winslow know that birth injuries can involve physical and emotional turmoil, and can place a financial burden on the family. Families often struggle with the costs of the special care, physical therapy, schooling, and medical needs for their children. When the negligence of a healthcare provider or doctor results in a birth injury, the family may be able to recover some compensation via a birth injury lawsuit. We will listen. Our experience with birth injury claims can help you determine the path to take that fits your individual needs.
Medical Negligence & Birth Injury Lawsuits
In the unfortunate and sad situation of an infant’s birth injury, the child’s parents may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical professional(s) who performed the delivery of the baby. For a claim to have validity, the negligence must be shown to have led directly to the birth injury. When a healthcare professional’s performance falls below the expected standard of care, our birth injury attorneys use extensive experience to help in determining whether your child was injured due to medical malpractice.
Some medical causes of birth injuries are:
- insufficient pre-natal testing
- delay in ordering a Caesarian
- improper forceps use
- improper vacuum use
- rupture of the membranes
- improper use of a labor-inducing drugs
- failure to diagnose placenta abruption
- umbilical cord entrapment
Birth injuries can be caused by various and sometimes unavoidable factors. It is important to contact an attorney specialized in this area of law. The attorneys at Goldfinch Winslow will examine your medical records, diagnostic tests, electronic fetal monitor strips, and the use of any birthing tools. We also work with experts in the medical field to study and determine if medical malpractice contributed to your child’s injury.
Our legal experts review claims involving the following types of birth injuries: brachial plexus, brain damage, cerebral palsy, clavicle fracture, Erb’s palsy, facial paralysis, Klumpke’s palsy, head trauma, shoulder dystocia, congenital muscular torticollis (wry neck or loxia), and injuries resulting from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
Due to the complexity of birth injury lawsuits, it is important to hire a skilled medical malpractice attorney experienced with obstetrical negligence. The statute of limitations only allows parents a specific period of time to take legal action, so please do not hesitate to contact us.