A birth injury refers to a physical injury or deformity that is the direct result of being born. Despite improved methods and technology used in childbirth, almost 3 percent of babies born in America suffer debilitating birth defects. Some suffer minor injuries while others are subject to a lifelong disability. If these birth injuries were avoidable or were inflicted due to an error by the medical staff, you may be eligible to file a birth injury lawsuit.
Common serious birth injuries include:
If your child has suffered a birth injury, you may be entitled to compensation through a birth injury lawsuit. Frequent causes of birth injuries include:
When you contact Wiener & Lambka in Seattle, Washington , our birth injury attorneys will likely want to review all of your baby’s medical records prior to filing a lawsuit – including records from both the child’s birth and neonatal care. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can begin our investigation.
If your child suffered a birth injury due to incompetence or negligence of the health care staff during the delivery, it is imperative that you contact our Seattle, Washington office to discuss filing a birth injury lawsuit. The attorneys of Wiener & Lambka are an elite group of knowledgeable and experienced litigators known for their compassion and dedication. We have represented clients in Seattle and throughout the entire state of Washington and for years our birth injury attorneys have been easing the distress of victims’ families and assuring that the responsible parties are held responsible for their negligent actions.
At Wiener & Lambka, our Seattle, Washington-based birth injury attorneys are well-versed in birth injury lawsuits. If you would like our team to examine your case, contact us today.
Contact Wiener & Lambka in Seattle, Washington if you would like to discuss a potential birth injury lawsuit with our attorneys.
A physician can be held accountable for medical malpractice if a patient is treated for a disease he or she doesn’t have and the treatment caused injury, or if the doctor fails to diagnose serious problems such as appendicitis or cancer.
Medical malpractice cases involving infections have rarely been successful because infections have traditionally been looked at as something that can happen even though the hospital followed normal protocols to prevent them from happening. Like most malpractice cases, the doctor argues that the bad result was not caused by any negligence. While this was a fair response in the past, new information and medical standards are evolving to show that many hospital-acquired infections are actually preventable if the hospital takes on a different protocol.
While surgical site infections are still difficult to prevent, infections caused by central-lines have now been shown to be more controllable with appropriate precautions. Central lines are the intravenous tubes used to supply medication and fluids to patients who need them most. These lines, if improperly handled, can cause serious infections that result in greater harm and death.
In 2011, about 650,000 patients developed infections in US hospitals. 75,000 of those patients died. This makes hospital-acquired infections the nation’s eighth leading cause of death. Central-line infections account for roughly 5 percent of these infections.
Since 2004, doctors have created and implemented a checklist that, if used properly, cuts the rate of central-line infections by one half between 2008 and 2014. As a result of knowing that this protocol is a simple and provenly effective means of limiting these infections, it is now possible to argue that central-line infections happening in hospitals that fail to properly utilize the updated protocols should be subject to negligence claims when that failure proximately causes death or injury to a patient in these circumstances.
Contact Wiener & Lambka in Seattle, Washington if you would like to discuss a potential medical malpractice case with our attorneys.
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