The birth process usually goes smoothly and both mother and child survive without damage. Unfortunately, when the attending obstetrician, anesthesiologist, nurse or other medical professional attending the birth fails to provide the accepted standard of care, the damage can be fatal or permanent. When a baby is in distress, action must be taken quickly or they can suffer permanent brain damage, leading to cerebral palsy, mental retardation or even a permanent vegetative state for the innocent child.
There is a standard of treatment that is measured against what another medical professional would have done under similar circumstances. Failing to do a caesarean section quickly enough when a the monitored baby is showing signs of distress can be an error that cannot be reversed, with the child and the family facing a future of great challenges, emotional distress and difficulties.
The tragic consequences of a medical breach of duty will affect the child and the family for decades or longer. Holding the negligent party accountable is a real concern; the injured child's quality of life should be as high as possible, and the compensation recovered will provide for their care and treatments throughout their lives in many cases. Injury claims such as those regarding Erb's Palsy must be handled by a true legal professional with a track record of success if you hope to recover adequate compensation.
We are trial lawyers who have successfully gone up against large corporations and insurance companies. It takes hard work, commitment, experience, and legal skill to prevail. Our team has achieved many victories for injured clients in a wide range of difficult injury cases. We are prepared to evaluate your birth injury case in order to determine the best way to go forward, whether by negotiating a settlement, or by taking the case to court for a jury to decide. The child's future health and quality of life are at stake, as well as the parents' ability to stay home and care for them. We are personally committed to fighting for justice in these cases.
Has your child has suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence? Contact a Morgantown birth injury attorney from our legal team today!