The birth of your child should be one of the most joyous moments of your life. But for some families, that moment quickly turns devastating when their infant suffers a preventable birth injury.
Birth injury can be the result of negligent actions by a doctor or medical staff, which is often preventable. At Goodman Acker, we can help you get the answers you are seeking.
If your child suffers from a birth injury as the result of negligent care by a hospital, doctor, or other healthcare professional, contact our birth injury attorneys today. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable and that you and your child get access to the care and compensation you deserve for the rest of his or her life.
When a birth injury occurs, an infant is at serious risk for suffering permanent damage for the rest of their life. No matter what the injury, the outcome and steps that follow can be emotionally taxing and highly complex.
Some of the most common types of birth injuries include the following:
Erb’s Palsy is a weakening or paralysis of the arm that occurs due to a direct injury to the brachial plexus. Brachial plexus is a group of never fibers that run from the spine, through the neck and armpit area, and down the arm. When the brachial plexus nerves are injured it will affect the movement of the infant’s upper arm and rotation of their lower arm.
Erb’s Palsy will occur when a baby’s shoulders become stuck on the mother’s pelvic bone. This can happen during a difficult delivery, or when the doctor or nurse must deliver the baby quickly and exert force to pull the baby from the birth canal. In most scenarios, Erb’s Palsy can be avoided. When a doctor fails to take the necessary precautions to avoid an Erb’s Palsy injury, pulls the infant in an abnormal way, or uses too much force when using forceps there may be cause for medical malpractice.
This condition is often the result of damages to the motor control centers of the infant’s developing brain. Individuals with cerebral palsy suffer physical disability, which can include limitations in posture, movement, sensation, and depth perception. In addition, this condition can cause bone and joint deformities, tremors, trouble with fine motor coordination, balancing issues, and difficulty walking. A variety of factors can cause cerebral palsy and not all causes are due to medical malpractice. However, if your child suffers from cerebral palsy it is important you seek answers and consult with an attorney to investigate the cause.
Other injuries may include:
Not all birth injuries are a result of medical negligence. However, some of the most common forms of negligence seen by our attorneys which have resulted in serious birth trauma include:
We have experienced attorneys knowledgeable in handling these types of claims and lawsuits that will investigate your claim to determine whether or not medical malpractice has occurred. Call our office today to learn your rights and determine whether or not your infant’s injuries are the result of medical malpractice.
Birth injuries are too commonplace these days and are often the result of negligent, careless, and reckless medical professionals. Backed by more than 150 years of combined experience, our legal team at Goodman Acker P.C. is ready to fight for your family’s rights.
Because these types of cases are highly complex and require a thorough medical investigation, it is best to contact a trusted attorney who has experience handling these types of claims, as soon as possible.
When you choose to work with our knowledgeable, caring and trusted team, our focus is on you and your family. We will work quickly to gather all of the evidence and details needed to pursue the justice and financial compensation your family deserves.
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