Representing Babies Injured Through OBGYN And Hospital Errors
To parents whose children suffered harm through negligence leading to birth injuries: Our law firm, first of all, offers compassion and empathy. Our determination to help babies and their parents after a birth injury is even greater than our compassion.
At Blincow Griffin Law, we are here to help you determine whether you have a viable claim and create a plan of action if your child suffered a preventable birth injury. After reviewing medical experts’ evaluations of your baby’s condition, our Charleston birth injury lawyers can initiate an investigation into likely causes. Did your gynecologist/obstetrician (OBGYN) or a hospital technician cause or contribute to your new son’s or daughter’s cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or another birth injury through one of the following forms of medical malpractice?
- Failure to screen for risk factors during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia or an oversized fetus
- Failure to monitor for signs of fetal distress during labor
- Failure to prevent or mitigate harmful occurrences during delivery, such as obstruction of a baby’s shoulder in the birth canal
- Failure to plan for or order a cesarean section (C-section) when indicated
- Failure to properly screen for or treat jaundice, Erb’s palsy or another critical condition present after birth, in a timely manner
Financial resources after a birth injury can provide a child and a family with medical care, therapy, home modifications as needed, special education and ongoing personal care assistance, if necessary. With money pressures lessened or relieved altogether, parents can focus on the vital and unique aspects of parenting: giving love and motivation for their child to live a rewarding life in spite of handicaps.
Things To Keep In Mind
Note: It is possible you may not have realized your baby suffered a birth injury until some time later – such as during prekindergarten screening. Educational experts may say your child has a learning disability, and now you recall irregular events that happened before, during or after his or her birth. Regardless of the timing of the discovery of a problem, we hope you will make an appointment with a birth injury lawyer to explore what you know and what you suspect.
Also note: Expectant mothers often develop trusting relationships with doctors caring for them during pregnancy, labor and delivery. It can be difficult to imagine bringing a lawsuit against a trusted provider. Doctors also tend to resist disclosure of information about what happened, even when they are aware of problems during the birthing process. An experienced birth injury lawyer can investigate and help break through such barriers on the road to compensation and an entire family’s recovery.
Initial Consultations Are Free, With No Obligation
Let us hear from you and explain how our attorneys’ experience and dedication to our clients can help you move toward. We also represent families in cases of maternal death caused by medical negligence. To schedule an appointment with an attorney, call 843-872-6449 or use our online inquiry form.