It never ceases to amaze and disappoint us how poorly doctors and hospital staff communicate with patients, especially after an unexpected and tragic event like a severe birth injury. Many of our clients came to us for help because they were not getting straight answers, and in some cases no answers at all. We understand your frustration in simply wanting to know whether your baby’s injury was caused by a preventable mistake (i.e., medical malpractice) or by one of life’s natural results. We successfully answer that question for many parents, and will answer it for you, too.
Perhaps a birth injury has happened to a newborn in your family. If you or someone close to you recently suffered a difficult labor or delivery and injury to the newborn, act quickly to preserve evidence. The only way to determine if the injury was avoidable is to have prenatal, delivery, and newborn medical care attentively reviewed by qualified professionals who understand the medicine during gestation, stresses the baby undergoes during the birth, mechanisms to cope with the stresses, adjusting the newborn to life outside of the womb, and requirements and responses to conditions and factors in the environment.
At Buchanan & Buchanan, our combined legal-medical team has decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases, especially birth injury and birth trauma. We have experienced medical professionals on staff to talk with you right away and review your claim. We quickly and efficiently assess the medical facts and take immediate action to protect your rights. And, if we find malpractice caused injury, we will take the wrongdoer to court to secure fair and just reimbursement for the injured child.
Some birth injuries occur naturally, even under the best medical care. Unfortunately preventable errors by healthcare providers cause many of the others. In many births, injury could have been avoided or considerably less severe if a healthcare provider gave timely medical treatment. Common medical mistakes that severely injure babies around the time of birth include:
In severe cases, the child will suffer developmental disorders, brain damage, muscle dysfunction, or nerve injury. Severe birth injuries include: