When you're headed to the hospital to bring your child into the world, it should be one of the most joyous occasions you'll ever experience. However, there is a huge amount of fear involved with the entire process, not only because of the natural complications that can occur, but because of the medical errors that may occur as well.
When helping you give birth to your child, there may be decisions that the medical professionals need to make very quickly. Sometimes, however, these decisions aren't made fast enough or aren't made at all, leading to the possible injury of your baby.
If you believe your child was injured as a result of a birth injury, please contact our attorneys at the Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. today. For decades, we've been helping members of the Prescott community recover after their little one was injured. We can help you seek damages so that you can get your child the care they need and deserve. Contact us today by calling (928) 227-1116.
Common Birth Injury Causes
Birth injuries can occur at any time while you're involved in labor or delivery. The most severe birth injuries often happen because your child is being denied sufficient oxygen. This can come about if your baby is in an atypical position for birth, if the umbilical cord isn't providing enough oxygen, or if the placenta pulls away from the uterine wall before it typically would.
Your doctors have a responsibility to be effectively monitoring your child and watching for any signs of distress. If they are not monitoring your child properly or if they miss or ignore the signs of hypoxia (lack of oxygen), then they are negligently treating your child and can be held liable for your child's suffering.
Other Birth Injuries
In addition to the physical ailments, brain damage, and suffering that your child may incur if they don't have enough oxygen during birth, the following birth injuries may occur because of medical malpractice:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Klumpke's palsy
- Horner's syndrome
- Shoulder dystocia
- Spinal cord injury
- Cranial nerve damage
Contact Our Attorneys in Prescott Today
If your child has suffered the ultimate injury, our attorneys can help you seek compensation. While financial restitution may seem unnecessary or as though it will not solve anything, your child deserves the best-possible care available and a financial settlement can help you get them that. We understand how to aggressively approach these cases while maintaining the empathy required during such a difficult time. Contact the Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. today by filling out the form on this page or calling us at (928) 227-1116. We serve clients in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and the surrounding areas.
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