Springfield Birth Injury Attorneys
Was Your Baby Injured? Our Firm Can Help!
The birth of your child should be filled with memories of joy and happiness. But if your doctors, nurses, or healthcare facility is negligent when providing care, you may remember the occasion for all the wrong reasons. Babies are delicate and should be handled with the utmost care from the moment they begin growing in the womb until they are safely sent home. Unfortunately, if anyone charged with the care of your baby is negligent at any point, it could result in serious injury.
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- More than 140 years of combined legal experience.
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Birth injuries should never be taken lightly. Even seemingly minor problems can be devastating and sometimes lead to lifelong impairments or disabilities.At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, our Springfield personal injury attorneys understand how hard it is to see your child in pain, and we want to help your family recover from your ordeal.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
An estimated 5 out of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. will suffer some type of birth injury, whether minor or severe. Birth injuries can be caused by the improper use of birthing tools, defective tools, improper medical technique during delivery, or failure to correctly assess the baby’s health while in the womb.
Some of the common birth injuries include:
- Shoulder dystocia complications
- Cerebral Palsy
- Injury caused by incorrectly used forceps or vacuum
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brachial Plexus injury
- Injuries caused by delayed C-section
- Umbilical cord problems
- Brain damage
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
Depending on whether your baby was delivered through cesarean or natural birth, or what tools your doctor used, your child may have suffered a variety of other injuries. If your baby was injured or fatally harmed during birth because of the negligence of the hospital, doctors, nurses, or other healthcare staff, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
Birth Injury Compensation
Determining a fair amount of birth injury compensation can be complex, because we must consider the current as well as anticipated expenses stemming from the child's injuries.
Compensation for birth injuries may include:
- Medical treatment
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Occupational therapy
- Home modifications
- Pain and suffering
- Special education expenses
Seek Justice On Behalf of Your Child
The medical expense for helping your injured child, and continuing to provide him or her with acceptable care after a permanent disability can be extreme. Beside the pricey medical bills, the emotional toll of ongoing care can be great indeed, which is why it is important to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistakes. At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, our lawyers will provide you with compassionate, honest legal guidance while helping you fight for compensation on behalf of your child.
Contact Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci in Springfield, MO for help with your case.