Seeking Justice After A Birth Injury
Considering how vulnerable newborn children are, it is no surprise how devastating even a minor birth injury can be to them. When a doctor causes a child to suffer a serious injury, they should be responsible for the consequences. Even when a doctor is liable for a birth injury, it can take a skilled attorney to secure the compensation the victim deserves.
A birth injury claim is a specific type of medical malpractice claim. At the birth injury law firm of Mahoney Law, PLLC, we focus our practice on helping families with serious birth injury claims. Birth injury medical malpractice involves negligent care during the labor and delivery period. Birth injury law can also include claims for negligent care during the prenatal period and post-delivery period.
What Can Come From A Birth Injury
Birth injury medical malpractice law can include the following types of injuries and problems with respect to the fetus, baby or mother. Note that this is only a partial list of the possible types of birth injury claims; there are many others.
- Twin to twin transfusion syndrome
- Newborn jaundice
- Cesarean section injuries
- Forceps injuries
- Vacuum extraction injuries
- Prolapsed umbilical cord
- Uterine rupture
- Uterine hyper-stimulation
- Cerebral palsy
- Birth asphyxia
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
- Anoxic brain injury
- Birth defects
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Umbilical cord problems
- Uterine hemorrhage
The process for bringing a birth injury claim is straightforward. First, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Second, we will gather all the relevant medical records from the pregnancy, labor, delivery and post-delivery timeframes. Third, we will work with qualified medical experts (in fields such as obstetrics, pediatrics, neuroradiology, neonatology, fetal monitoring, nursing and hospital administration) to determine if your case has merit. Fourth, we initiate the required proceedings with the appropriate board of medicine. Then, if the health care providers fail to justly compensate our clients, we proceed to litigation by filing a civil case in court. We conduct thorough discovery, including the use of the deposition process and subpoena power, to gather all the facts of the case. We may need to file motions in court. If the case does not settle, we then proceed to a jury trial to obtain a monetary damages award for our clients.
We Know What Is At Stake
Negligent conduct by a health care provider in the labor and delivery process often, tragically, results in very serious, permanent complications for the baby, mother and the family, with the potential money damages running into the millions of dollars. Here at the birth injury law firm of Mahoney Law, PLLC, we work to balance the scales of justice in such cases by securing families the monetary coverage they are owed. We are caring, understanding and sensitive to your situation in dealing with the effects of medical negligence on your family.
Let Us Fight For You And Your Child
If you suspect that you may have a birth injury medical malpractice claim, please contact us immediately to discuss your situation. We thoroughly screen every potential new case and often meet personally with you to discuss the facts and allegations. We endeavor to accommodate your busy schedules and will always make time for questions and answers. We offer free consultations with no obligation. We work on a contingency fee basis where payment for our time and effort is a commission percentage paid only out of any successful recovery we gain on your behalf.
All states have statutes that place deadlines on patients’ rights to assert a medical malpractice claim. These can be very short time frames, so please do not delay in contacting us to discuss your potential birth injury medical malpractice matter. Call 208-296-6451 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.