Murfreesboro Birth Injury Attorneys Help Parents Hold Medical Professionals Accountable for Mistakes
Leveraging more than 40 years of combined experience handling birth injury cases
The moment you become a parent should be the happiest of your life. Wrapping your arms around your healthy new baby is an experience every parent should enjoy. Unfortunately, this experience may be denied to some parents because of avoidable birth injuries caused by a medical care provider’s mistake.
According to a study conducted by the Centers For Disease control, approximately 27 in 1,000 babies born in the United States are injured during gestation or birth as a result of a medical provider’s negligence. At Kidwell, South, Beasley & Haley, our Murfreesboro personal injury attorneys leverage 40 years of combined experience to represent parents throughout Middle Tennessee.
Pursuing justice for babies suffering from a wide range of injuries and conditions due to medical error or negligence
The wide range of injuries that have been attributed to medical malpractice varies from temporary to permanent conditions. Understanding the cause and impact of your baby’s injuries is important when pursuing compensation for losses caused by a medical provider’s error or negligence.
We represent clients whose children have suffered a range of birth injuries, including:
- Brain trauma
- Brachial Plexus
- Cerebral Palsy
- Klumke’s Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
Holding medical providers responsible for errors
Birth injuries may result from a wide range of errors or oversights on the part of doctors, nurses and other medical care providers. The most common causes of birth injuries include:
- Improper prescription of medication: Throughout pregnancy, it may be necessary to treat certain conditions with prescription medications. Common conditions include high blood pressure and nausea. Treating these conditions with unsafe medications may lead to birth injuries. Should such an injury occur and be contributed to the medication, the prescriber may be liable for damages resulting from your child’s condition or injuries.
- Failure to diagnose medical conditions: During pregnancy mothers may experience medical conditions that have the potential to impact the health of the baby. Conditions such as Ectopic Pregnancy, Preeclampsia, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes may harm the mother and child if gone untreated. Should your medical provider fail to diagnose a condition or misdiagnose a condition, they may be responsible for any birth injuries and the losses resulting from them.
- Surgical delays or complications: For many mothers, Cesarean Section is the safest way to give birth. For others, emergency medical conditions may require a C-section. Like any type of surgical procedure, C-sections pose risks to the patient – complications may arise that endanger the health of the mother or the child. Should your medical care team fail to identify or manage these complications, or fail to take swift action to perform the surgery, they may be liable for injuries suffered by the baby.
- Labor complications: Medical providers are trained to address the many complications that may arise during the labor process, including breech birth, fetal distress, Placenta Previa and Nuchal Cord. If any of these complications arise and the medical team fails to detect or manage them, they may be held liable for injuries suffered by the baby.
If your child has suffered a birth injury do not wait – contact our Murfreesboro birth injury attorneys immediately
The shock and grief you may feel after learning that your newborn child has suffered an avoidable injury can be paralyzing. If you suspect your child’s injuries resulted because of a medical provider’s negligent actions, it is important to obtain legal help as quickly as possible. By retaining one of the experienced birth injury lawyers at Kidwell, South, Beasley & Haley, you can focus on your family’s physical and emotional health rather than your legal worries.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your case with one of our Murfreesboro birth injury attorneys, call 615-893-1331 or contact us online today.