Birth Injury Attorneys
The birth of a new baby should be a time when the family comes together in celebration. Unfortunately, sometimes tragedies occur during the pregnancy and/or birthing process. When the mother, infant or both are injured due to the negligence or action of a medical professional, then it might be an instance of medical malpractice. It is an extremely complicated case type, which is why you need the assistance of experienced birth injury attorneys.
Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Want to Help Families Recover
For a birth injury malpractice claim, it must be proven that the medical care provided was below the “generally accepted standard.” Negligence might include the failure to properly monitor pre-birth conditions such as breathing or heart rate, failure to diagnose symptoms, and misdiagnosis. Malpractice also occurs when a medical professional waits too long to deliver the infant, or delivers him/her too soon. The careless actions of a medical professional can also result in malpractice. These might include the improper use of forceps or vacuum during delivery, or the practice of improper C-section procedures.
Birth injury malpractice can result in the following injuries: broken bones, lack of oxygen to the brain, head injuries, internal bleeding, injury to internal organs, tears, fissures, nerve damage, brain damage, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, paralysis and wrongful death. These injuries can devastate families and cause the need for long-term medical care.
The birth injury attorneys of Lee, Gurney & Hess have decades of experience in successful litigation. We protect the best interests of you and your family in the face of powerful opposition. Our medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to finding you fair compensation so you can reclaim your life. Contact our birth injury attorneys today for a free consultation!