Torticollis Birth Injury Lawyer

Torticollis Birth Injury Lawyer If your baby suffered torticollis from a birth injury, you may have grounds to pursue medical malpractice damages.

Torticollis is a medical condition in which a person’s neck muscles are twisted, causing their head to tilt to one side and chin to point down. The term comes from the Latin for “twisted neck.” It often results from birth trauma, specifically during deliveries involving the use of an extraction assistance device such as forceps or a vacuum.

If your baby suffered torticollis from a birth injury, you may have grounds to pursue damages from your doctor or other healthcare professional in a medical malpractice lawsuit. A lawyer from Newsome Melton can help you gather evidence and file a compelling claim. We fight for the rights of injured patients and their families. For a free, no-risk case evaluation with a member of our team, call us today at 855-633-2757.

If Your Child Suffered a Torticollis Birth Injury, Your Doctor May Be Liable

Torticollis has a number of potential causes, of which birth trauma is one. When doctors use forceps or vacuum devices to assist with difficult deliveries, injuries to the head and neck can occur when the doctor fails to exercise the utmost care and diligence. The condition may also result from issues beyond your doctor’s control, such as your baby resting in an abnormal position during gestation.

That said, even if your doctor did not cause your baby’s torticollis via negligence during the delivery process, they have a professional responsibility to recognize the problem, diagnose it quickly, and administer the proper treatment. Doing so can minimize the chances of your baby suffering long-term complications.

Your doctor should have recognized the signs of torticollis in your baby, which can include:

When a doctor fails to diagnose these symptoms as torticollis and to administer the proper treatment, long-term complications can result, which may include:

A torticollis birth injury lawyer from Newsome Melton can investigate your baby’s injury and determine if your doctor or a member of her staff is liable. We can gather evidence, build a compelling medical malpractice claim, and help you recover compensation. For a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call 855-633-2757.

The Newsome Melton Team Helps You File a Medical Malpractice Claim for Your Baby’s Torticollis Birth Injury

The birth injury medical malpractice lawyers want to put our skills and resources to work for you. For your medical malpractice claim to be successful, we need to ensure that it proves that:

Duty of Care

We first have to show that your doctor, or the staff member we are claiming is responsible, owed you and your baby a duty of care. This duty exists in all doctor-patient relationships, and it applies both to the physician and to all members of their staff, including nurses, physician’s assistants, and lab technicians.

Failure to Uphold Duty

We next have to demonstrate that the responsible party did not uphold their duty of care to you and your baby. To show this failure, we can compare the party’s actions to those that one would expect from a reasonable person in the same situation. We can call in medical expert witnesses to play the role of the reasonable person. They will review the evidence and explain how they would have acted differently.

Torticollis Birth Injury

We then have to demonstrate that your baby’s torticollis birth injury resulted from the responsible party’s failure to uphold their duty of care. We can make this case by presenting several forms of evidence, including your child’s medical records, statements from other physicians, and expert witness testimony.

Economic or Non-Economic Damages

Finally, we have to list the economic and non-economic damages you have incurred because of your child’s injury.

The Newsome Melton Torticollis Birth Injury Lawyers Help You Recover Damages for Your Child’s Injury

Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you recover fair compensation for your child’s torticollis birth injury. This may include:

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All states have statutes of limitations on birth injury lawsuits. Once the statute in your state expires, you will no longer be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover damages. A lawyer from Newsome Melton can explain the rules in your state and, if necessary, take quick legal action to preserve your right to compensation

for your child’s injury. Call 855-633-2757 for a free case evaluation.