Sugar Land Birth Injuries Lawyer
What happens if a baby is injured during birth?
Before a baby is born, the primary hope is that it will be born healthy and able to grow without physical or mental complications. The moment your child is born should be one of the happiest moments of your life. Tragically, some babies are born with serious health problems or injuries, many of which affect an individual their entire life.
If these very sad events have occurred due to medical malpractice, you have the right to sue for damages. If your baby did not survive, you may pursue a wrongful death claim. Birth injury cases can also include injuries to the mother during childbirth. A Sugar Land personal injury attorney can help you pursue compensation for the expenses incurred as well as the losses suffered. Doing so may also help to prevent other parents from experiencing a similar tragedy.
Birth Injuries and Compensation
Some example of birth injuries, and conditions that can commonly result from birth injuries, include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Bell's palsy (resulting in partial facial paralysis)
- Erb's palsy (also known as brachial plexus palsy)
- Klumpke's palsy
- Infant hematoma
- Brain or spinal cord injury
- Bone injury or fracture
- Soft tissue injury
- Forceps injury (can include nerve damage, soft tissue injury and scarring)
- Injuries resulting from a vacuum birth
- Injuries resulting from a cesarean section
Any abnormal condition detrimental to the health of the baby or mother may be grounds for a claim. The negligence of a medical professional may occur in the failure to select the appropriate delivery method or to perform it without errors. It can also be that the medical personnel did not recognize prenatal distress, did not diagnose it correctly or act appropriately.
At The León Law Firm, P.C., we will fight on your behalf in pursuit of the maximum compensation. We believe you should be assisted however possible to be able to take care of your family and will do whatever we can to help.
Contact a Sugar Land Birth Injuries Lawyer immediately if your baby has been injured or adversely affected by the actions of medical personnel.