West Virginia Birth Injury Attorney
A birth injury can be a traumatic experience for an infant and his or her
family to go through. Often, birth injuries are entirely avoidable and
are due to the negligence or carelessness of the doctor or nurses who
are helping with the delivery. If your infant has suffered a birth injury
that you believe was due to a medical mistake, contact a lawyer today.
Birth injuries are sometimes sustained during a C-section procedure. If
the C-section was not planned, but put into place because of a difficult
birth as an emergency solution, mistakes are more likely to occur because
of the tense and hurried circumstances.
C-section injures can include lacerations on the child from the incision
made into the womb. These lacerations may be minimal, not requiring more
than a bandage, or they can be severe, requiring stitches and causing
major blood loss to the child. Additionally, infant distress can occur
during a C-section, and if the umbilical cord is bent, twisted, or wrapped
around the infant's neck, hypoxia, or lack of oxygen can occur. If
lack of oxygen is sustained for an extended period of time, bran damage
can occur. If this describes the circumstances of the
birth injury that was sustained by your infant, contact an attorney immediately. You
may have a viable medical negligence case in your hands and be entitled
to compensation for medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Are you in need of legal assistance? Contact our West Virginia personal
Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has obtained well in excess of half a Billion
dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients. Their West
Virginia injury lawyers have been individually and collectively recognized
as some of the top attorneys in the country, and their firm has gained
notoriety with high-profile malpractice cases, and their clients have
included NFL players who have suffered head trauma. Their cases have even
helped reform and change medical laws in West Virginia in order to better
protect its citizens. They are dedicated to helping victims of medical
negligence get the compensation they deserve.
Contact a West Virginia birth injury lawyer for more information.