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.
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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.
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