Longview Birth Injury Attorney
Information on Birth Injuries
If your child was born with an injury that occurred either during pregnancy or delivery due to delivery room error or physician's negligence, you may have the right to pursue legal action to obtain compensation for your damages. Contact a Longview personal injury attorney from our firm today to evaluate your legal options.
When complications occur during the pregnancy, labor or delivery process, a birth injury can occur which may be temporary or permanent. In the United States, five out of every 1,000 babies will suffer an injury during birth. A doctor's failure to recognize pregnancy disorders or to correctly assess and respond to delivery complications can lead to permanent injury to the baby. There are laws to protect and safeguard the legal rights of the baby and the parents under these circumstances. We can help you take the proper steps to bring litigation to bring about restitution for damages that will hold the responsible parties liable.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
There are many types of injuries that could occur during labor to both the infant and the mother, but some are more common than others. While not all of the conditions listed below always result from obstetrician negligence, they can.
Shoulder Dystocia- This type of trauma during birth is caused when an infant's shoulder cannot pass through the birth canal. There are procedures obstetricians follow to dislodge the infant so that it does not die during the birth process because of umbilical cord compression.
Cerebral Palsy- Various types of trauma during birth can result in cerebral palsy, a motor condition that affects body movement. Cerebral palsy can occur during birth or during pregnancy.
Brachial Plexus Injuries- The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that primarily affects the arms and hands. Excessive pulling during the delivery of a baby can damage the brachial plexus.
Asphyxia- Fetal asphyxia can be caused the umbilical cord strangulation or other factors. This can also be referred to as intrauterine hypoxia.
Birth Injury Lawyer serving Longview
At Sloan, Bagley Hatcher & Perry, we understand the terrible pain and heartbreak that accompanies the event of your baby's birth injury. Whether the injury is temporary or permanent, the pain and helplessness that go along with your child's injury can leave you not knowing where to turn. Our caring and knowledgeable staff can guide you every step of the way through the legal process to secure your rights for restitution. Our board certified attorneys have over 100 years of combined practice to insure that you receive the best possible outcome of your case. We will take the time necessary to get to know you and the intricacies of your personal injury. We don't just look at the injuries; we look at the people behind the injuries. We represent various types of personal injury claims, including catastrophic injury, and
Contact a Longview birth injury attorney from our office today. Let us give you the peace of mind that you deserve.