Birth Injury

Birth Injury – Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Common Birth Injuries
  3. Causes of Birth Injury
  4. What Can Our Birth Injury Lawyers Do For You?

Introduction

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 Birth Injuries

Common serious birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Oxygen Deprivation
  • Mental Retardation
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Klumpke’s Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Injury due to forceps
  • Bone fractures
  • Brain or spinal cord damage
  • Bruising and skin irritation
  • Paralysis
  • Infections
  • Internal bleeding
  • Wrongful death

Causes of Birth Injury

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:

  • Failure to anticipate birth complications
  • Failure to anticipate maternal health complications
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress
  • Failure to appropriately respond to bleeding
  • Failure to observe or respond to umbilical cord entrapment
  • Delay in ordering c-section when necessary
  • Improper use of medications (such as Pitocin) during childbirth
  • Causing damage with forceps
  • Failure to properly attend to an infection

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.

What Can Our Birth Injury Lawyers Do For You?

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.

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