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 Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York 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, skeletal deformities, brachial plexus, fetal asphyxia, maternal injuries, and fractured clavicle or humerus 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 pursue 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 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York today to meet with a birth injury attorney for an explanation of your options and an evaluation of your potential case.
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. Contact a Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York birth injury attorney at the Locks Law Firm to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.
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