There is nothing more devastating for a parent than to learn your baby was born with a disability. It is even more heartbreaking to find out that the disability was caused by a medical negligence.
At The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, in Charleston, our lawyers have extensive experience advocating for those who have been injured by medical malpractice in Charleston and throughout West Virginia.
Was The Injury Preventable?
Sometimes doctors and nurses do everything they are supposed to do, and the baby still suffers a severe injury that leads to a permanent disability. However, if your medical providers failed to meet the standard of care, and your child was injured as a result, you may have a case of malpractice against the providers.
The following are examples of birth injuries that may be due to malpractice:
- Birth defects that are not identified through testing
- Cerebral palsy caused by birth trauma
- Erb's palsy caused by improper use of forceps
- Failure to diagnose an illness that could damage the fetus
- Injuries caused by delayed cesarean section
- Brain injuries caused by oxygen deprivation or umbilical cord entanglement
Working with medical experts, our lawyers will review the medical records and determine if your providers did everything they were supposed to do to ensure the delivery of a healthy baby. If your providers were negligent, we will seek the compensation you need to provide the best medical care for your child so he or she can live as full a life as possible.
Contact Our West Virginia Birth Injury Lawyers
Please contact the experienced birth injury attorneys at our firm to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Meetings can be scheduled at a time and place that is convenient for you. Contact us at 304-205-1810 or 800-797-9730.