Although technological advances and increased medical training have reduced birth injuries across the U.S., preventable medical errors still occur during labor and delivery. These medical mistakes can result in permanent injuries that may take years or a lifetime to treat.
If you believe that your infant’s injuries were caused by medical errors, you should consult with a skilled attorney. At Warner Law Offices, we offer free birth injury consultations because we want you to learn your options before you take action. Our legal team has the financial and legal resources required to handle these complex cases, and we are ready to advocate for you.
Representing Patients Harmed During Labor And Delivery
Labor is a difficult process even when mother and baby are healthy. Spiking blood pressure readings and falling oxygen levels are just two issues that the labor and delivery staff need to pay attention to throughout childbirth, and there are many others.
The labor and delivery team is responsible for monitoring the vital signs of both infant and mother. If a doctor or attendant does not realize that either patient is in distress, irreparable damage may occur.
We routinely represent clients suffering from injuries caused by preventable labor and delivery mistakes that include:
- Forceps and vacuum extractor delivery injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Pitocin and antibiotic dosage errors
- Oxygen deprivation
- Skull and shoulder fractures occurring during birth
Newborns can suffer traumatic injuries when they become lodged in the birth canal and require forceps or vacuum extractors to release them. Common birth injuries that occur during this procedure include:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
These injuries can cause severe brain and nerve damage in the infant. While rehabilitation can help to reverse this damage, some injuries require life-long medical intervention.
When you work with us, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your labor and delivery and the medical professionals assigned to your care. We will share our findings with medical experts who know how to analyze records and use them to support your case. We will make it our mission to secure the best results for your situation.
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