Was Your Child Born With An Injury?
The birth of a child should be a joyous event that will change a couple’s life for the better. Unfortunately, not all births go perfectly. Due to the mistakes of medical professionals, your baby could be born with lasting medical issues. If this sounds like your experience, your child might have been the victim of a birth injury.
At Jordan Law Firm, we represent families across South Carolina who have been impacted by birth injuries. Our attorneys have the experience it takes to handle these tough cases. As proven trial attorneys, we are well-equipped to help you get compensation, which can go a long way toward improving your child’s quality of life and preventing the same thing from happening to others.
What Are The Most Common Birth Injuries?
Some of the most common birth injuries involve:
- Brain injuries
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial palsy
- Nerve damage
Sometimes, these injuries don’t come to light until much later. It’s important to seek legal guidance as soon as you realize that your child may have suffered a birth injury.
How Medical Negligence Often Contributes To Birth Injuries
While not all birth injuries are the result of negligence or medical malpractice, many birth-related injuries could have been prevented with the proper medical care. Examples of obstetric malpractice that can contribute to birth injuries include:
- Failure to timely order a Cesarean section (C-section)
- Improper use of forceps or vacuums for assisted deliveries
- Failure to adequately monitor the baby during labor and delivery
Our firm works with experts in the field of obstetrics to determine how negligence occurred.
Many South Carolina surgeons perform successful C-sections. An obstetrician should consider ordering a C-section in cases involving:
- Fetal distress
- Complications with natural childbirth
- Prenatal conditions that would make natural childbirth dangerous, such as breech presentation or fetal macrosomia (large babies)
Malpractice during surgery is typically the result of negligence, such as failing to close the wound properly. However, obstetricians can also commit malpractice by failing to perform C-sections in a timely manner.
Get The Trusted Legal Representation You Deserve After A Tragic Birth Injury
If your child has experienced any type of birth-related injury, call Jordan Law Firm in Rock Hill at 855-45 SCLAW (855-457-2529). Our birth injury lawyers can tell you more about getting the compensation that you and your child deserve. You can also reach out to us online.