Were You Or Your Baby Harmed During Pregnancy Or Delivery?
Thanks to advances in modern obstetrics and gynecology, American women have access to some of the finest prenatal and delivery care in the world. However, this does not preclude doctors and nurses from engaging in negligent or reckless actions during the labor and delivery process.
If you or your baby suffered harm as a result of medical negligence, you are urged to contact Webb & Taylor, LLC. We go above and beyond to service our medical malpractice clients, which is why our founding attorney is double board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.
We make a positive recovery in over 95% of the cases we pursue.
Common Types Of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can result from poor prenatal care, or from errors made during the labor and delivery process. While some birth injuries are relatively minor and heal over time, other birth injuries cause severe birth defects, or they result in infant death.
Whenever a labor and delivery error or medical mistake is the cause of the birth injury, the victims may have valid grounds to file a medical malpractice suit against the negligent doctor or hospital.
Common birth injuries include:
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries (BPI)
- Cerebral palsy
- Mental retardation
- Facial paralysis
- Perinatal asphyxia (oxygen deprivation)
- Spinal cord injuries
Depending on the type and extent of the injuries, treatment for a birth injury may include emergency surgery, medication, physical therapy, special education and ongoing, long-term treatment.
In serious cases, a perfectly healthy child’s life can be forever changed after a birth injury, resulting in reduced quality of life, exorbitant medical expenses and around-the-clock care. Additionally, the emotional cost of dealing with the family tragedy can be substantial for the parents, child and extended family.
Speak With A Team Who Cares About You
If something went horribly wrong during labor or delivery, or if you suspect that your child’s birth defect was a direct result of medical negligence, contact Webb & Taylor, LLC, to speak with one of our lawyers.