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Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can have a significant impact on babies and families. The trauma experienced could cause lasting struggles, possibly throughout the child’s lifetime, which is why this form of medical malpractice is inexcusable. If your child was injured during labor or delivery, you need a compassionate and experienced attorney who will fight for maximum compensation to cover present and future damages.

A birth injury can be sustained during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or immediately following delivery. Often preventable, birth injuries are a result of negligence, or a breach of duty of care by medical personnel.

Birth injuries include:

  • Brain injury such as cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus injury such as Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Injury from perinatal asphyxia
  • Injury from infection such as group B strep infection or meningitis
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
  • Kernicterus, a deadly form of jaundice
  • Fractures and spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Nerve damage
  • Excessive blood loss
  • Lacerations
  • Injury from administering any drug/medication
  • Injury from cesarean birth or uterine rupture

A birth injury lawsuit is generally necessary to help families cover the costs for:

  • Medical care, which includes past, current, and future expenses
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Home accommodations
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Special education
  • Emotional damages (pain, suffering, lost wages, loss of companionship)

There are several reasons why a parent(s) might choose to pursue a birth injury claim, but the most important is that any money awarded will help them provide a better quality of life for their injured child. An experienced attorney will develop a life care plan that will identify future medical needs and how those needs will best be met. A life care plan takes into consideration needs that will be years and decades down the road. That’s why experience counts. With birth injury lawsuits, it’s not enough to cover the immediate future, you want an attorney who can advocate for your child longterm.

Birth injuries produce the littlest victims. No child deserves to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. As a father myself, I promise I’ll fight on behalf of your family, so your child can have a better future.

Frank Jenkins Law Office (859) 389-9344