Did Birth Injuries Result From Medical Negligence?
Whether the injury is to the baby or the mother, a birth injury can leave an entire family in distress. During this difficult time, the counsel of an experienced, compassionate lawyer can be invaluable.
At the law office of Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, we help families recover compensation for losses from birth injuries. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys understand that you are under considerable stress and may be grieving the loss of the mother or the baby. You can rely on us to guide you through the legal process, taking the burden off of you. We work hard to obtain the maximum compensation you are allowed under the law.
We Will Hold The Negligent Parties Liable For Your Losses
Many birth injuries are the result of the doctor or nurse’s failure to recognize fetal distress. This can happen before, during or after the birth. Fetal distress is often caused by insufficient oxygen reaching the baby. A failure to recognize and treat fetal distress in a timely manner can lead to serious or fatal injuries to the baby.
We can represent your family in a broad range of birth injury claims, including:
- Lack of oxygen causing brain damage, including cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy/shoulder dystocia
- C-section injuries
- Umbilical cord compression
- Placental abruption
- Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
To care for an injured child or raise a child without a mother, your family will need a significant amount of compensation from the negligent party. Our firm will work with medical experts, economists and life-care planners to calculate the cost of your child’s care over his or her lifetime. We will also seek damages for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. In wrongful death cases, additional compensation for funeral expenses and other losses is available.