Birth injuries are often caused by complications during child-delivery. For every 1,000 babies born in the United States, 5 will be injured during birth. Sometimes these injuries are caused because a doctor failed to properly respond to a patient’s health issues. Additionally, some prescription drugs that are prescribed to pregnant women can also harm a baby and result in various types of birth injuries.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
We represent clients for the following kinds of birth injuries:
- Brain Damage
- Broken Bones
- Bruising & Lacerations
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Facial Paralysis
- Nerve Damage
- Shoulder Dystocia
Who Is Liable For a Birth Injury?
When a doctor accepts you as their patient, they are accepting a “duty of care” in regards to how you will be medically treated. “Duty of care” means that a doctor is required to treat you in accordance with the accepted standard of care used by the medical community. Failing to meet this standard is a breach of duty and the doctor can be held liable for any damage they cause you.
Speak with Our Birth Injury Lawyers Today
Birth injuries often require extensive medical treatments and expensive specialized care. At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, we have experience handling these types of cases, so we know what to expect. Our legal team can design a strategy that fits the needs of your specific case.
Our lawyers can:
- Obtain the medical records from your prenatal care and delivery
- Investigate the events leading up to your labor and childbirth to see if standards of care were breached
- Negotiate an equitable birth injury settlement
We understand the severity of the kinds of problems that can occur inside and outside of a delivery room. Our team of lawyers will thoroughly review your case and determine your legal options. Our goal is to get you the best results possible. Let us put our skills to work for you today.
Call (833) 600-0125, or contact our Bentonville birth injury attorneys to start your free consultation.