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Practice Areas Birth Injuries

Having a baby is such an exciting time as a parent. The majority of the time parents get to take their beautiful new baby home with no complications, but in the event of a birth injury, the situation can be very frightening. Birth injuries, not only leave the baby suffering, but the parents also experience a level of pain. Some injuries during birth cannot be avoided, but others are at the fault of medical negligence.

Medical Malpractice

Birth injuries are defined as injuries that an infant or the delivering mother experience before, during, or after the birth. When a birth injury is determined to be at the fault of negligence, the medical professional or the facility can likely be found responsible for the damages that you have endured.

Due to the complexity of birth injuries, it is vital to seek legal representation to discuss your or your child's injury. These types of cases require the knowledge from an experienced attorney, as well as help from medical experts in examining your case. Brooks Injury Law can assist in earning you the compensation you need for past and future medical expenses, pain, suffering, lost wages, and more. Contact Brooks Injury Law to discuss your potential case.

Common Birth Injuries

Scalp or Head Swelling
Facial Paralysis
Hemorrhage or Blood Clots
Weakness or loss of movement in the hands, arms, or shoulders
Umbilical Cord Injuries, such as strangulation
Spinal Cord Damage
Brain Injuries
Cerebral Palsy
Fractured Bones
Brachial or Erb's Palsy

Medical Malpractice

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Birth Injuries
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Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose is the most common form of medical malpractice throughout the country. In the United States, nearly 12 million people are misdiagnosed each year.
Birth injuries, not only leave the baby suffering, but the parents also experience a level of pain. Some injuries during birth cannot be avoided, but others are at the fault of medical negligence.

Types of Negligence

Delay in ordering a C-Section
Improper Vacuum Use
Improper Forceps Use
Failure to detect Hypoxia
Improper Drug Administration to the mother
Failure to note or address change regarding the fetus
Failure to diagnose or treat infections
Neglecting to refer high-risk mothers to specialized doctors
Neglecting to perform special tests during pregnancy

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