The birth of a child is truly a miracle, but when that moment is marked by tragic injury, it can be devastating for parents. Many often wonder if this injury could have been prevented if proper medical care and prevention was taken. When a medical professional fails to provide the level of care and support expected and necessary, it can often lead to these injuries. In these cases, a professional can be held accountable and responsible for their medical negligence.
While not all birth injuries are caused by medical malpractice, those that are require careful and swift legal action in response. These incidents often involve much emotion, which is why having a trusted legal advocate by your side can be extremely beneficial. You will need to gather evidence and bring forward a compelling claim to secure the fair compensation you deserve.
How do I know if medical negligence was involved?
Determining whether or not some type of negligence was responsible for a birth injury can be very challenging. When your child suffers an injury in labor or delivery, physicians, nurses, and medical staff may all be held accountable if they are at fault. They are fully trained to anticipate and respond to problems, however, when they fail to exercise their medical skills in this manner, injury can occur.
Some of the most common incidents include the following:
- Delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnosis
- Failure to correctly monitor labor and delivery of child
- Lack of testing or procedures
- Delayed treatment, such as a C-section
- Performing or providing incorrect treatment
- Incorrect use of delivery tools
These negligent acts can easily lead to birth injuries that could have been prevented, such as
Cerebral Palsy, developmental disabilities, and more.
When these catastrophic and life-altering injuries do occur, you need a proven legal advocate that you can trust and rely on in your corner. At Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, that is exactly what we are here for. Our compassionate team of West Virginia birth injury lawyers is ready to provide the support and guidance you need to pursue a claim.
Do you believe your child's birth injury was caused by a medical providers negligent or irresponsible actions? Our firm can help you resolve your case in a favorable manner. Contact us if you are ready to talk.