Birth Injury Lawyer in West Virginia
The birth of a child is a momentous occasion, it follows that every precaution should and must be taken to prevent any dangerous complications from arising during childbirth. It is your right to place complete trust in doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to do everything they can to guarantee the protection of both the mother and the child. It is also an unfortunate medical and legal truth that this trust can be breached. Though oxygen deficiency is a less prevalent complication of childbirth, it can lead to one of the most feared results-mental retardation.
It is well known that mental retardation is often the result of complications in normal development, or unpreventable genetic disorders. What is not common knowledge is that mental retardation can be caused by a negligent and/or misconduct by the doctor or medical professional responsible for the safe delivery of the child. Oxygen deprivation is the most common cause of mental retardation resulting from malpractice. The mishandling of shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord complications, breech delivery, uterine rupture, or delayed cesarean section can all lead to oxygen deprivation. Mental retardation may also result from the improper use of forceps that may also puncture the baby's skull. In any case, if one of these conditions is mishandled by your medical professional, the assistance of a legal expert is necessary.
Qualified West Virginia Birth Injury Law Firm
The qualified attorneys at the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC are well versed in all of these complications and the legal process that should ensue. If your child is affected by mental retardation for reasons that you believe were within the doctor's control, you need the right lawyers to ensure that you and your child are appropriately compensated.
Call a West Virginia personal injury attorney if you suspect malpractice has caused your child to suffer from mental retardation.