Did you or your child suffer birth trauma? You might have grounds for a medical malpractice case against the OB-GYN, midwife, or other medical professional who performed the delivery. One simple mistake during birth can mean a lifetime of consequences. That is why medical professionals who p-perform births have a duty to provide a certain level of care. If your medical provider failed in this regard, a Newsome | Melton birth trauma lawyer can hold them liable.
At Newsome | Melton, our medical malpractice attorneys focus on helping our injured clients and their families recover the compensation they deserve. You and your child may be looking at years of expensive medical bills and a diminished quality of life. You should not be the one having to shoulder these costs and all the other expenses of tending to a sick or injured child.
Schedule a free case evaluation to find out how we can help: 800-916-7333.
The Newsome | Melton Team Handles All Types of Birth Trauma
No matter how your child’s birth trauma occurred, our team is here to help. We will hold the medical provider accountable and help you recover the compensation you need. Here are the major types of birth trauma we work with:
C-Section Birth Injury
A C-section procedure is usually a safe and effective way to deliver a baby. But a delayed or improperly performed C-section can put both the mother and baby at serious risk. If you or your child suffered a C-section birth injury, we will investigate and hold the medical provider liable.
Epidural Birth Injury
Epidurals can take away much of the pain of childbirth. But there are risks you must weigh against the benefits. Your medical provider should play an active role in helping you make this decision. For some women, based on their medical history and the conditions of their pregnancy, an epidural can do more harm than good.
An improperly administered epidural also can lead to severe consequences. No matter how your epidural birth injury occurred, we will collect and present evidence that makes it clear who was responsible.
A fetal laceration is a serious birth injury that occurs most often during C-section deliveries. It can lead to lifelong complications including cognitive defects and cerebral palsy. We will investigate the medical provider’s actions and determine if you have grounds for a malpractice case.
Forceps Delivery Birth Injury
Forceps are less popular than they used to be as a delivery assistance method. The use of forceps carries several risks, including skull fractures and severe bruising. If your medical provider’s improper use of forceps during your delivery injured your baby, you may have a valid malpractice claim.
Placental Birth Injury
The placenta plays a vital role in a baby’s health during pregnancy, delivering nutrients, oxygen, and blood. When the placenta becomes compromised, significant complications could result. It is up to your medical provider to spot any issues with the placenta in a timely fashion and treat them accordingly. If medical negligence resulted in you suffering a placental birth injury, the medical professional may be liable.
Vacuum Extraction Birth Injury
Like forceps, vacuum extraction is a method used to assist with a difficult delivery, sometimes in place of a C-section. And like both C-sections and forceps, it carries risks as well as benefits. If your medical provider injured your baby during a vacuum extraction, we will pursue them for damages.
The Newsome | Melton Team Knows How to Build a Winning Medical Malpractice Case
The medical malpractice attorneys at Newsome | Melton help victims of medical malpractice hold the responsible party liable and recover compensation. Our team has a long track record of putting together winning malpractice cases. We know that a strong case for medical malpractice has four main pillars. That is, we must establish the following four conditions in your case:
The Medical Provider Owed You a Duty of Care
First, we must show that the medical provider in question owed you a duty of care. A duty of care automatically exists in any provider-patient relationship. So as long as we can prove a valid relationship, we should have no problems showing a duty of care existed.
The Medical Professional Violated a Duty of Care
By violating a duty of care, we mean your medical provider did not provide the level of care expected of their profession. We bring in expert medical witnesses to review the evidence in the case and then testify as to their opinion of your provider’s behavior.
You or Your Child Suffered Injuries
Using expert witness testimony, your medical records, and other evidence, we must connect your medical provider’s failure to uphold their duty of care to your or your child’s injuries.
You Incurred Damages
Finally, we must show how you incurred economic or noneconomic damages because of the injuries you or your child suffered.
Our Birth Injury Lawyers Help You Recover the Compensation You Deserve
Once we take your case, we will first investigate your child’s injury. This will allow us to determine the full scope of the damages you have incurred. It will also let us map out a plan for building a case and going after the medical provider for those damages.
The compensation you recover from your birth injury case might include some or all of the following damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Time away from work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
The birth trauma lawyers at Newsome | Melton want to start working on your case right away. We can hold your medical provider responsible and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We offer a free case evaluation, and we work on contingency, which means we do not get paid until we recover money for you.