Springfield Birth Injury Lawyers
Call (417) 855-2022 to Get Justice for Your Baby
The doctors who deliver newborn babies have a great responsibility. Aside from being accountable for the mother's well-being, doctors are also responsible for the baby's well-being. Unfortunately, some doctors’ negligence may actually harm babies during birth. Birth injuries can leave babies with permanent injuries that significantly alter their lives.
Proving Doctor Negligence in Your Birth Injury Case
Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are complicated processes and a lot can go wrong, even if the doctor and attending medical staff provide proper treatment, so it may not be immediately evident that a birth injury occurred.
The first indication that medical negligence may have occurred is if your baby has suffered these common birth injuries:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Facial Paralysis
- Brain and Spinal Damage
- Postnatal Infections
The second indication is if you or your birth partner observed any of the following during your prenatal care or the labor and delivery:
- Doctor or nurse failed to monitor baby's vital signs
- Doctor failed to diagnose or treat preeclampsia
- Doctor failed to order a timely C-section
- Doctor failed to treat maternal infection that harmed the baby
- Doctor improperly used forceps or vacuum extractor
- Doctor improperly treated shoulder dystocia
Proving that your doctor, nursing, or other attending healthcare provider caused your child's birth injury can be exceedingly difficult. It involves reviewing medical records, interviewing witnesses, and conferring with health experts. The Springfield birth injury lawyers at Strong Bauer Garner have decades of experience representing birth injury claims and the resources necessary to prove that negligence occurred.
Childbirth injuries caused by the negligence of medical professionals are unacceptable.
If your child suffers from a severe medical condition, contact the Springfield birth injury attorneys at Strong Law, P.C. at (417) 855-2022 to see if you have a viable medical malpractice case.
How long do I have to file a personal injury case in Missouri?Every state has a time limit for how long you have to file a personal injury claim called the statute of limitations. In Missouri, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is five years from the date the injury occurred or could have been reasonably discovered. If you fail to file your personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires then the defendant will most certainly file a motion to dismiss the case.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers are legal experts dedicated to helping those who have been injured in an accident navigate the complex issues on their road to recovery. They specialize in tort law, protecting the rights of victims and ensuring they receive compensation for their suffering.
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Recovering the Compensation Your Child Deserves
Many birth injuries are permanent and some may even be life-threatening. While some of these injuries heal, this usually will not happen without surgery or rehabilitation, which can place a great strain both physically on the baby and financially on the parents.
The average cost for the treatment and lifetime care of a child who suffers a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, can be upwards of $1 million dollars. This is an unfathomable amount of money that no parent should be expected to pay on their own, especially of the birth injury was caused by a health care professional's negligence.
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