Birth Injury Attorney New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Among the most tragic of medical negligence cases are those that result in severe and permanent injuries to newborn infants. Usually these cases arise as a result of injuries incurred in the process of vaginal delivery of the baby. Shoulder dystocia and cerebral palsy are two distinct injuries that may result from negligence in the process of delivering a baby.
If your child has suffered a permanent disability or an injury that will require a lifetime of additional medical care as a result of professional negligence, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim on his or her behalf. At the Locks Law firm, our attorneys understand that the birth of a child is often the most important event in a person's life and that any injuries or afflictions to a newborn child can be devastating for a family. Our lawyers' seek to protect the rights of victims of birth injury and to send a message to health care providers that there will be accountability for professional negligence. If your child has suffered a birth injury that could have been prevented, contact our law offices today. A New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania birth injury attorney can review your case so that you can begin the healing process.
Tragically, medical malpractice affects patients of all ages, including newborn babies. Babies are particularly susceptible to injury during and directly after birth, so their vulnerable bodies must be handled with exceptional care. When medical professionals are negligent in their duty to provide this care, serious, permanent injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, shoulder dystocia, brain damage, and skeletal deformities can result. In many cases, these birth injuries could have been prevented had the health care providers exercised due care.
At the Locks Law Firm, our birth injury lawyers will take action against any and all parties responsible for your baby's birth injury, including physicians, nurses, and other medical staff. Our experienced birth injury attorneys are able to build cases to address a range of medical errors, including the failure to anticipate or respond to complications during the birth process and the application of undue force during the delivery.
Of course, no financial award could ever compensate for the harm inflicted on your child. Still, it is important to understand and consider your legal options, as difficult as that may be during your time of grief. At our law firm, we have the sensitivity and compassion to guide you through this difficult time. We invite you to contact our firm, serving New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, today to meet with a birth injury attorney for an explanation of your options and an evaluation of your case.
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The most severe type of birth injury is cerebral palsy. In some cases, a child suffers injuries during birth that permanently impair his or her muscle control. Cerebral palsy may be caused by the loss of oxygen supply to the baby during its passage through the birth canal. If a baby is deprived of oxygen for a sufficiently long time, permanent brain injury or cerebral palsy may result. Doctors have advanced monitoring equipment to use in monitoring the pregnant mother and the course of her delivery. It is the doctor's legal and medical duty to use the medical tools he has at hand to provide the best care for the new mother and child. Various signs indicate fetal distress and should signal the need to assure that the baby is promptly delivered often by caesarian section. Failure to respond to signs of fetal distress and promptly deliver the baby may be the basis of a valid medical malpractice case if your baby suffers serious consequences as a result of this failure. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe that it may have been caused in the course of a difficult or prolonged delivery you may want to contact a medical malpractice lawyer to evaluate and pursue your case. We handle these cases at the Locks Law firm. Please contact our offices today for a free case review with a New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania birth injury attorney.
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Shoulder dystocia is the result of a dangerous birth complication that occurs when the baby's top shoulder becomes stuck on the mother's pubic bone during delivery. Using factors like the baby's and mother's weight, many cases of shoulder dystocia can and should be anticipated, and delivery staff should prepare accordingly for such a complication. When shoulder dystocia occurs in birth situations, there is a need for immediate, skilled medical intervention to prevent serious consequences. If there is failure to use recognized techniques to deliver the baby in this emergency situation, the infant may suffer a stretching or tearing injury to the neck area - the brachial plexus. In unusual cases if the child is not delivered quickly after this situation presents, the chest may be compressed and the child can be deprived of oxygen with the horrendous attendant complications. The injury to the brachial plexus is in itself a serious one as the brachial plexus is essentially a junction of peripheral nerves exiting the spinal cord from several levels. Because so much of the nerve supply to the shoulder and arm come through the brachial plexus injury to this delicate structure can result in severe impairment and disability of the arm and shoulder. If your child has suffered a permanent disability because a health care provider was negligent in his or her actions in handling the presentation of shoulder dystocia or managing your pregnancy to avoid its occurrence, you may have a valid case to help you obtain resources to pay for medical and rehabilitative care. Your child may have a claim for deformity and for lost use of his or her arm. Our law firm would like to help.
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What should be one of the happiest times for a family can become a tragedy with lifelong consequences when medical negligence results in a serious birth injury. To schedule a free consultation and case review with a New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania birth injury attorney, contact the Locks Law Firm and a representative will get back to you shortly.
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For If your child was injured during the birthing process, contact a New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania birth injury attorney from Locks Law today.