A child’s life can be severely impacted by a birth injury. These injuries can cause a lifetime of medical issues and financial hardship. Securing compensation from a legal claim can help ease the burden on families who are struggling with the effects of a birth injury and its long-term complications.
There are a number of different types of birth injuries that may affect infants during labor and delivery. These injuries include brain damage, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, and other physical traumas. Often, these injuries are the result of a doctor’s error or another type of medical malpractice. In addition to the emotional and financial stress of caring for a medically complex child, many families also face difficulties in figuring out how they will pay for costly treatment.
If you have experienced a birth injury, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A Seattle birth injury lawyer can provide a thorough review of your case and determine whether or not medical negligence played a role in your child’s injury.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in the field of medical malpractice law and are well-versed in the laws pertaining to medical negligence cases. We are prepared to work with the medical professionals involved in your child’s birthing process to gather the necessary evidence for a successful claim. In addition to working with medical experts, we have a full support team of expert litigators and support staff who can help your case as it progresses through the legal system.
Medical negligence and errors are the leading causes of birth injuries. Many of these injuries are preventable, and a Birth injury legal specialist in Seattle can hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their mistakes.
Certain pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes, maternal infections, Rh incompatibility, preeclampsia, and placental abnormalities increase the risk of fetal growth problems and birth difficulties. Those complications can cause severe physical and mental trauma to the mother and baby. Doctors who fail to properly diagnose and manage these conditions during the prenatal period can lead to a variety of birth injuries, including a stroke, brain injury, and other serious physical disabilities.
Oxygen deprivation is a common cause of birth injuries. When a baby does not receive enough oxygen during the delivery process, it can lead to permanent brain damage, spinal cord injuries, and nerve damage. Sometimes, doctors make mistakes during the delivery process that can cause oxygen deprivation, such as failing to deliver a baby promptly or missing ominous fetal heart-rate patterns.
During difficult or prolonged labor, a child can sustain an injury to the brachial plexus, which is a bundle of nerves that runs from the spine to the shoulder and down to the arms and hands. When the underlying nerves are damaged, it can cause a range of symptoms such as arm and hand weakness, loss of motion, and difficulty with speech. If a doctor fails to recognize and manage this risk, it can lead to a shoulder dystocia, or Erb’s palsy, a severe and permanent disability that can impact a child for the rest of their life.
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