Birth Injury Lawyers
Cranston & Edwards PLLC – Morgantown, WV Trial Attorneys
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a birth injury in north central West Virginia, contact Cranston & Edwards PLLC in Morgantown right away. Our skilled birth injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to protecting the rights of the most innocent victims. We hold medical professionals fully responsible for their wrongful/negligent acts against our vulnerable clients. No one is above the law – and we help ensure that those responsible for the serious injuries and deaths of babies are held accountable for their actions (no matter who they are).
Cash Settlements for Preventable Birth Injuries & Permanent Disabilities
Not all birth injuries result in permanent, catastrophic effects. Many minor to moderate birth injuries eventually resolve on their own, and some may be inevitable; however, if your child’s injuries are likely to be permanent, were preventable, and caused by negligence for which a medical professional is responsible, you may be entitled to recover significant economic, noneconomic, and possible punitive damages in the form of a large cash settlement or verdict. Evidence of some types of birth injuries may not present for some time following the birth. Learn more about whether you may have a medical malpractice case here.
Common Birth Injuries & Types of Malpractice Cases
Erb’s Palsy – Damaged upper arm nerves
Cephalohematoma – Blood between the skull and scalp (commonly caused by tools such as forceps)
Caput Succedaneum – Swollen Scalp
Intracranial/Cerebral Hemorrhage – Bleeding within the skull/brain
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage – Ruptured Blood Vessels
Spinal Cord Injuries
Perinatal Asphyxia/Hypoxia – Oxygen Deprivation
Shoulder Dystocia – Caused by baby’s shoulders becoming caught on mother’s pubic bone
Doctors have a serious duty of care to their patients. The failure to prepare for, diagnose, and/or treat birth complications or fetal distress, offer a Cesarean section when indicated, properly use extraction devices, and many other negligent actions can result in serious birth-related injuries or death. If you believe your child is a victim of medical malpractice, contact the law office of Cranston & Edwards PLLC to schedule a free case evaluation: 304-296-3500.
Choose the Legal Team With the Experience & Skill You Need to Win Your Case
The medical industry is one of the wealthiest and most powerful industries in the state of West Virginia, but that does not mean that doctors and medical staff can operate with impunity. When selecting a legal team to represent you and your child in a medical malpractice case, it is critical to choose your legal representatives wisely. At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, we have the experience and skills necessary to litigate and win your case, as well as the capital and financial staying power to pursue your birth injury case to the very end, no matter how long it may take.
We Invest In You and Protect Your Rights
Due to the immense amount of financial resources required to provide a lifetime of care for those seriously injured at birth, and the large settlements and verdicts that tend to be awarded in this type of case, medical malpractice insurance companies tend to fight back with everything they can muster. A common tactic is to attempt to drive the malpractice firm into financial distress. At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, we anticipate this (and other underhanded tactics) – and it does not dissuade us one bit. We believe in our clients and will invest whatever it takes to secure justice and full financial compensation for you. At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, we are fully dedicated to protecting your rights.
If you believe that your child has been injured as a result of a health care provider’s medical negligence in north central West Virginia, contact our compassionate, award-winning legal team. We have over 60 years of collective experience and have secured numerous settlements and judgements in excess of one million dollars for our clients. Call Cranston & Edwards PLLC at: 304-296-3500.