Alabama Birth Injury Lawyer
Birth Injuries Due to Medical Negligence or Malpractice
The birth of a child is a joyful and much celebrated event. Tragically, that joy may be eclipsed when a child is injured at birth due to the negligence of a medical professional.
A child’s brain or nervous system may become impaired if he fails to receive adequate oxygen during delivery. This impairment is known as Cerebral Palsy. The improper use of forceps may lead to nerve damage to a child’s face. These injuries and others may be the result of substandard or negligent medical care.
Types of Birth Injuries
The Alabama birth injury attorneys at Wininger Law Firm, LLC, have been helping families of injured children since 1964. Birth injuries can include:
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Vacuum Extraction and Forcep Injury Cases
- Oxygen Deficiency
- Erbs Palsy
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Bleeding in the Brain; Brain Damage
Malpractice: Deviation from Accepted Standard of Medical Care
During a confidential free birth injury consultation, you can share your special situation with us and ask us questions about your child’s case. We will obtain and review the medical records and proceed with a thorough investigation of your baby’s birth injury.
We may also consult with a team of medical experts, to help us determine if the health professional or medical facility deviated from the accepted standard of care, and if that deviation led to the injury of your baby.
Birth injuries due to medical malpractice can occur in the following ways:
- Medication Errors
- Failure to monitor the mother or infant
- Failure to act during fetal distress
- Failure to evaluate during prenatal visits
- Failure to diagnose or manage an existing condition
- Improper use of instruments such as forceps or vacuum extraction
- Failure to resuscitate a newborn after delivery
Compensation for Current and Future Health Needs
Once we determine that your child’s birth injury was due to improper medical care, we will help you make an informed decision about proceeding with a lawsuit.
Our Birmingham Alabama firm believes that every child harmed during the birth process, due to the negligence of a trusted physician or medical provider, deserves to receive quality medical care and to live the best possible life.
Our goal is to obtain justice for the injured or disabled child and to secure monetary compensation for his or her current and future health care needs, including costs for:
- Hospital Bills
- Nursing Care
- Attendant Care Services
If you suspect that your child has suffered a birth injury due to a medical mistake, we may be able to help you. Our Birmingham Cerebral Palsy Lawyers have been assisting families like yours for almost 50 years. It is important to see an attorney as soon as an injury is suspected, so that a thorough investigation may be performed and the legal deadline to receive settlement benefits is observed.
There are no fees or legal expenses unless we obtain recovery for your child.
Please call 205.322.3663 to speak to an Alabama birth injury lawyer now.