What Causes Birth Injuries?

West Virginia Birth Injury Attorney

If your child suffered a birth injury during delivery, your family may still be dealing with the consequences of such a traumatic event. Many birth injuries are entirely avoidable and are often the result of negligence or malpractice on the part of the doctors and nurses who are doing the delivery. If your family has suffered due to a birth injury, contact a lawyer today. While no amount of money can fix the tragic accident that injured your child, you may now be faced with huge medical expenses and doctor bills as a result of your child's injuries.

At Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, our West Virginia birth injury lawyers are dedicated to holding negligent doctors accountable for the damage their negligence has caused to you and your child. Taking to court the health providers whose negligence caused harm to your child may be the only way to get the compensation you deserve and the money you need to pay your child's medical expenses and allow your life to get back to normal.

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When Doctors Are Negligent

All medical professionals are expected to be attentive, alert, and prepared to respond to any complications that arise. The reality is that even the smallest mistake or delay during labor and delivery can be detrimental to the health and well-being of you and your child. When a doctor's misstep results in a birth injury, he or she must be held accountable.

Negligent acts that can cause birth injuries include:

  • Failure to perform necessary C-section

  • Failure to monitor oxygen to the mother or child

  • Failure to diagnose and treat complications

  • Misuse of birthing tools, such as forceps or vacuums

  • Failure to monitor hemorrhaging

Of course, not all birth injuries are the result of malpractice. Some injuries are actually defects, caused by the child's DNA or other hereditary factors. However, these conditions can be worsened or furthered by a doctor's inability to correctly respond to and treat them. Thus, it is essential to have an accomplished injury lawyer on your side to fight for your right to compensation.

Our team has previously won a $1.73 Million Settlement on behalf of a client whose child suffered a birth injury due to the doctor's failure to treat fetal distressing a timely manner. View more of our case results to learn how we can help you.

We're Ready to Pursue Justice

The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC is comprised of some of the top birth injury attorneys in the country. They have won countless malpractice cases for their clients. The attorneys at their firm have been individually recognized as top attorneys in the country and/or West Virginia, and the firm itself has gained notoriety through high profile medical malpractice cases whose verdicts have helped change laws for the better.

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