A birth trauma is defined as any damage or injury to an infant’s body occurring before, during, or slightly after the child’s birth. Birth injuries vary from minor, easily resolved issues to issues so severe the infant may not survive. While most doctors and healthcare providers work with the utmost professionalism, medical mistakes and negligence occasionally lead to serious birth injuries that can affect victims and families for the entirety of a child’s life. When these types of mistakes occur, it is important that the negligent party is held responsible for their actions. An estimated seven unexpected birth injuries occur in the United States per one thousand births.
Many birth injuries are caused by a health care professional’s medical negligence such as, when oxygen deprivation or head trauma occurs during the delicate birthing process. For example, Cerebral Palsy, caused by oxygen deprivation, affects more than 10,000 babies each year.
The experienced and caring attorneys at Graves McLain can help you through a birth injury claim. While you focus on taking care of your child, we’ll focus on getting to the facts of your situation.
Traumatic birth injuries include:
- Erb’s Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain Injury
- Brain Stem Injury
- Closed Head Injury
- Anoxia or Hypoxia
- Prenatal Asphyxia
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Failure to Notice Fetal Distress
- Spinal Cord Trauma
- Intracranial Hemorrhage
Has your child suffered from birth injury due to medical negligence? The laws governing medical negligence state that you have a right to hold heath care professionals liable for these and other circumstances:
- Prolonged or difficult labor
- Failure to detect an umbilical cord wrapped around the infant’s neck
- Failure to quickly perform emergency C-section
- Failure to test and treat pregnancy-related conditions
- Misdiagnosis of pregnancy-related conditions
- Failure to detect negative fetal vital signs
Birth trauma lawsuits can assist families in getting the financial compensation they deserve. They can also serve as a way to highlight unsafe practices at medical facilities, and prevent further negligent acts of hospitals and physicians. To find out more about your rights, and how you can obtain the compensation you deserve to help you care for your child, please contact the experienced and knowledgeable birth trauma attorneys at Graves McLain.
If your child has suffered a birth defect, birth injury or wrongful death contact the Tulsa Oklahoma birth injury law firm of Graves McLain. Our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in representing victims of birth trauma and we will fight to protect your rights.
The dedicated, caring attorneys at Graves McLain will review the details of your situation and take action against the responsible party. We are experienced in serious injury and medical malpractice cases, so you can be sure you have an experienced team working to protect your rights. Graves McLain will fight for justice and work hard to ensure you receive the maximum compensation to help pay for a lifetime of care for your child.
Contact the Tulsa, Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers at Graves McLain at,1-800-390-6600, email us directly, or request a free consultation online. An experienced attorney will review your situation at no cost to you. Trust our team, we are here to help.
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