Having a baby is supposed to be a joy. However, a birth injury can create a lot of physical and emotional damage to a family. This includes financial strain due to the physical therapy and other expenses from having a special needs child. In the U.S., hospitalization for birth defects costs nearly $2.6 billion dollars on an annual basis. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm has over 20 years of experience helping families get the compensation after their child is the victim of birth injuries.
With our experience and knowledge, our birth injury attorneys are uniquely qualified to evaluate and pursue birth injury claims. We work with compassion and skill on your behalf. We are complex litigation lawyers committed to protecting health and safety statewide. Because of our dedication, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Birth Injury Causes
Approximately 27 of every 1,000 births in the United States results in a birth injury. A birth injury is any type of damage to an infant’s body before, during or just after birth. Birth defects can cause death or mental and physical impairment. Medical negligence is a common cause of injuries to a newborn. Doctors and other health care professionals must exercise the utmost care to avoid injury to babies. This is especially true during vulnerable times of labor induction, Cesarean section (C-section), and mechanically assisted (forceps) births. Babies who experience severe oxygen deprivation to the brain or head trauma, during these delicate obstetrical procedures often die or face disabilities.
Approximately 10,000 babies each year develop cerebral palsy (a condition which impacts the ability to control movement) as a result of oxygen deprivation. Oxygen shortage also causes hypoxic-ischemic cephalopathy brain damage. Other types of traumatic obstetric birth injuries include prenatal asphyxia, Erbs Palsy or Brachial Plexus Palsy, Klumpke’s Palsy, Torticollis, and Shoulder Dystocia. Additionally, fractures, spinal cord trauma, cephalohematoma, and intracranial hemorrhage may be the result of preventable obstetrical damage.
If you suspect that negligence caused your child’s birth injury, call us today! Our goal is to get you compensation to care for your child.
Seek Help from a Complex Litigation Attorney
Therefore, it is important to remember that if your child’s birth injuries are a result of medical negligence and carelessness, the medical staff, hospital, and/or physician may be liable for damages. A complex litigation attorney can help. At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience helping injured people get justice and full compensation for injuries caused negligence. The Michel Brady Lynch Firm regularly takes on the largest corporations in the world with a track record of proven success. Contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm today. Our attorneys will review your case for free and help you protect your rights. For your complimentary consultation, call our office now.