Birth Injury Lawyer
Over the past several decades, our medical understanding of the process of giving birth has grown dramatically, and with it a number of advanced technologies have been developed to protect both the mother and newborn child throughout the experience. Unfortunately, the risk of injury still persists. Many of these injury risks are associated with genetics, adverse environmental effects, and poor decisions made by the mother during pregnancy, like excessive drinking or drug use, though as many as a third of all birth injuries develop as a result of the negligence of medical professionals.
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice leading to injuries include the overuse of epidural drugs and a misuse of cesarean deliveries. Epidural drugs are commonly used as a pain reliever during the birthing process, though excessive use can lengthen delivery times or induce asphyxia and septicemia. Out of this misuse, it can become necessary to perform an emergency cesarean delivery to safely extricate a newborn child, though many women may be medically incapable of undergoing such a procedure.
Cesarean deliveries are needed when a baby is otherwise unable to be birthed safely and without injury, primarily used in non-emergency situations to birth a child that is likely to come out feet-first. When used unnecessarily on a mother or too late into the labor process, injuries like cerebral palsy can result.
Other common errors with the potential to inflict dangerous and life threatening injuries include incorrectly prescribed medications for both the mother and the child, misdiagnoses of various diseases and conditions, and surgery mistakes. Poor communication between medical personnel coordinating the safe monitoring of a newborn can also directly or indirectly lead to a multitude of injuries, including infant hematoma, lacerations and broken bones, spinal cord damage, newborn jaundice, and umbilical cord strangulation.
In the first delicate moments of the life of a child, the potential for injury is high. These injuries can have life altering consequences, inflicting permanent damages that need extensive surgeries, treatments, and a lifetime of visits to hospitals and specialists, costing tens of thousands of dollars. Injuries to the mother can have dire consequences as well, potentially leaving a newborn child without needed care through their most formative years.
If you or your newborn baby have suffered injury as a result of the negligence, miscommunication, or of medical professionals like doctors, nurses, surgeons or midwives, you should seek help, as there are legal protections in place to get victims what they need to recover. Depending on the circumstances that surround your injuries, you may be entitled to a substantial settlement to pay for extensive medical bills, surgeries, medications, and more. With the assistance of a highly trained birth injury lawyer, you can be assured of receiving the full amount that you are rightfully owed.
Without this aid from a qualified legal professional, taking action against any negligent medical personnel can be a serious challenge. At AA Accident Attorneys, we will fight for your rights and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. We can sort through the available evidence in your case and develop the strongest case to win you results. As always, we will not charge you anything for our legal services until your case is won. If we do not collect on your case, then you will owe us nothing.
Even if you are uncertain what rights you may have, we can carefully explain your available options and get on the right track for a full recovery. Dealing with the aftermath of a birth injury can be a traumatic experience, made even more so without the help of a birth injury lawyer. Though it may seem an unwelcome complication, overlooking the potential for legal action will only serve to increase your suffering and prevent you and your newborn child from moving on into a safe and healthy future.