When You Need A Birth Injury Law Firm
You can do everything right to prepare for your healthy newborn, and then things can go wrong. Birth injuries are physical injuries to newborn babies that happen during pregnancy, labor and delivery or shortly after birth. Unfortunately, they are not uncommon. Many of them are preventable and may be the result of negligence or improper procedure by doctors, nurses or midwives. If you suspect this may have happened to your child, a birth injury law firm may be able to help you.
What Birth Injury Law Firms Can Do
Experienced birth injury law firms investigate negligence or improper care by medical providers. This can produce birth injuries such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s Palsy (also called Brachial Plexus Palsy)
- Brain swelling or hemorrhaging
- Skull fractures or other bone damage
- Nerve damage
- Brain damage due to lack of oxygen (hypoxia) caused by umbilical cord compression or strangulation
Immediate signs of possible birth injuries may include bruises, abrasions and poor reflexes after delivery. Later signs of a birth injury may be missed developmental milestones, such as crawling, standing up and walking, lack of muscle or neurological coordination, learning challenges or disabilities.
Birth injury law firms can work with families to file a birth injury lawsuit in the event of a preventable birth injury.
Sokolove Law is an Experienced Birth Injury Law Firm
Birth injury law firms seek to hold negligent medical providers responsible for preventable birth injuries. A birth injury lawsuit may provide meaningful financial assistance for families devastated by birth injuries. Birth injury lawsuits also may also help prevent similar situations from happening to other children.
In the field of birth injury law, experience counts. Sokolove Law has over three decades of experience representing families who have suffered from the devastating effects of cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy and other birth injuries. A birth injury lawyer from Sokolove Law and co-counsel can become a trusted partner to help you navigate through the legal system. Call Sokolove Law today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.