Was Your Child’s Birth Injury Preventable?
Many people believe that their physicians would never do anything to endanger a child. Unfortunately, some physicians want to rush through a delivery. They use unsafe methods, like forceps and vacuums, to speed up the birth process. Or, they ignore clear signs of maternal or fetal distress and push for a vaginal delivery when a caesarian would be far safer.
This can leave your child with preventable birth injuries such as spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, brachial plexus injury or conditions such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy. It’s important to understand that these are not birth defects. They are often signs that someone made a mistake. Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by oxygen deprivation and damage to the baby’s brain. Erb’s palsy is caused by forcible damage to the main nerve bundles of a baby’s arms.
If you need help determining if a birth injury was preventable or not, we can assist. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, so we approach each case with determination and thoughtful consideration.
The Lifetime Cost Of A Birth Injury
The lifetime cost of a birth injury is hard to calculate. That’s where our attorneys at The Law Offices of Dan F. Partin draw on over 20 years of legal experience and the knowledge of the medical professionals to determine the full extent of your family’s damages. We will consider the projected costs of the child’s care, including things like specialized medical treatment, surgeries, physical therapy, housing, tutoring, attendant care, pain and suffering, and more.
Kentucky does not limit the amount of money that you can receive in a medical malpractice claim. That means that it is possible to hold negligent medical professionals and their employers accountable for their actions. A medical malpractice claim may help you and your family recover damages to help you move forward with your life.
Talk To An Attorney Today
Call our lawyers at 859-359-7390 or contact us online today. We offer free consultations and evening and weekend appointments for your convenience at our offices in Lexington, Harlan and Middlesboro. We can also come to your home and hospital room.