McAlester Birth Injuries
Assisting Those Seeking Birth Injury Settlement
When the negligence of a medical professional causes a serious birth injury, the results can be devastating for your entire family. To learn more about taking legal action after a birth injury occurs, speak with an experienced McAlester personal injury lawyer at Edwards & Patterson Law. Our skilled attorneys, serving clients throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma, never back down in the face of a challenge — and know what it takes to hold doctors accountable for their actions or negligence. If you could use the assistance of a knowledgeable legal professional who truly cares about the well being of your family, turn to our trusted law firm.
Common Birth Injuries Often the Result of Medical Malpractice
Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of newborns suffer injuries during and immediately after the birthing process — often due to the negligence or malpractice of a doctor. In many cases, these injuries result from too much force during delivery, waiting too long to perform a Cesarean section and a lack of adequate prenatal testing to check for common signs of delivery complication. In other situations, these injuries occur naturally, and no one may be at fault.
The following are some of the most common birth injuries that infants may experience:
- Erb’s palsy
- Damage to the brachial plexus
- Lack of oxygen
- Internal bleeding
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Spinal cord injuries
Although some of these birth injuries can be treated somewhat quickly, with children going on to live normal and healthy lives, some may require ongoing medical care that lasts for the long term.
Moving Ahead with Birth Injury Claims
When a newborn suffers serious injuries during the delivery process, the child’s parents must file a claim for medical malpractice. In most situations, you would seek damages to recover medical expenses and pursue compensation for emotional pain and suffering or the loss of enjoyment of life. It’s also possible for the mother to be injured, in which case she may be able to file a lawsuit against the physician or medical center responsible. If the mother has died during delivery and your family believes a negligent health care professional was at fault, you may choose to seek birth injury compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Speak with Compassionate Birth Injury Attorneys
If you and your loved ones are dealing with the aftermath of a birth injury, turn to the dedicated lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law, serving clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma. We take cases on a contingency basis, so you pay no attorney’s fees unless your birth injury claim is successful. For a free case evaluation, don’t hesitate to call one of our McAlester birth injury lawyers at 555-555-5555 or contact us online today.
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