Salisbury Personal Injury Attorney
Was your child born with a disfigurement, disability, or serious illness
that could have been prevented if prenatal care and birth had been conducted
carefully? Our Salisbury personal injury lawyer can help you file a birth
injury claim against the negligent medical staff or institution that has
caused such harm to your child. We are backed by nearly 20 years of legal
and trial experience and our lead attorney, William Hall, has a 10.0 “Superb”
Contact our firm
today to learn your legal options with a professional’s help.
What is a Birth Injury?
Any sort of harm that befalls a child or the child’s mother before,
during, or shortly after birth is considered a birth injury. Due to the
vulnerability of a child, birth injuries often lead to permanent damage,
if they were not permanent upon occurrence. It is important to be able
to identify a birth injury if it is to be treated readily.
Common types of birth injuries include:
- Nerve damage leading to paralysis
- Brain damage causing development issues
- Bone fractures that heal incorrectly
- Muscle tears that can cause a loss of motor control
What Causes Birth Injuries?
To prevent birth injuries, or pinpoint liability in your lawsuit, it is
important to know what causes birth injuries. Most cases can be linked
back to some form of human error on part of medical staff. It is uncommon
for a birth injury to be caused by the mother of the infant.
Birth injuries may be caused when a doctor or nurse:
- Fails to diagnose a problem before birth
- Pulls harshly on a child during birth
- Uses incorrect medical equipment to assist birth
- Gives unsafe medication to a pregnant woman
- Does not monitor a newborn’s health closely
Protect Your Family by Taking Legal Action
After your child has been harmed by negligent medical practices, it is
up to you to take action and filing a lawsuit. Allow our Salisbury personal
injury attorney to be your legal guide during this difficult time, so
you can focus on your family. Set up your
initial case evaluation today to seek peace of mind and compensation tomorrow.