Birth injuries often occur when improper monitoring of a baby’s vital risks depriving an infant of much needed oxygen while still in the mother’s womb. Additionally, when doctors fail to follow standard treatment protocols for diagnosing and treating certain conditions, problems during delivery can lead to serious injuries to both the mother and her child.
At the Sparrow Law Firm, our Wake County birth injury lawyers consult experienced obstetricians and other medical experts in identifying negligence on the part of doctors that leads to serious birth injuries. By reviewing medical records, video footage in the delivery room, and interviewing attending hospital staff on duty at the time, we can often expose failures in communication, diagnostic follow up and departures from standard treatment protocols.
If you have questions regarding physician liability in birth injury cases and what you can do to recover damages for you and your child, contact Sparrow Law Firm today. We can evaluate your case and determine how best to proceed. Free phone consultations are available. We serve clients in Raleigh, Wilmington, Greensboro and throughout the region.
BIRTH INJURIES — DOCTOR FAILURE, PHYSICIAN NEGLIGENCE
As birth injury attorneys, we represent clients whose children have faced a number of different birth-related injuries, including:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Abrupted placenta
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Fetal acidosis
- Hypoxic injuries
- Undiagnosed high blood pressure
THE COST OF A BIRTH INJURY TO A CHILD
In order to determine the full financial impact of a birth injury on a child, our Raleigh and Wilmington lawyers work with economists and life care planners who are experienced in projecting the costs of birth injuries over a child’s lifetime. Working from established medical data and known costs, my office demands compensation to cover costs associated with future medical treatment, special education needs, medical equipment and diminished quality of life.
Since some birth injuries result in significant disabilities, these birth injuries victims will need lifelong care. In order to help clients plan for their child’s future, we refer parents to experienced estate planning attorneys who can advise and help them establish a special needs trust and will to ensure their child is taken care of in the future.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED BIRTH INJURY ATTORNEY SERVING WILMINGTON
Due to reforms in our nation’s tort laws, a preliminary finding of medical malpractice must first be established before a lawsuit can be brought against a doctor. We will evaluate your case and prepare all necessary documentation in order to establish a preliminary finding of negligence on the part of your doctor.
To discuss your case and how we could help you and your family, contact a birth injury lawyer at Sparrow Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, today.