Childbirth is one of the most vulnerable moments in a person’s life — both for the mother and for the child, or children. While the birth of a child is a miracle and a happy occasion for any family, the delivery process is still a kind of medical emergency because treatment is so time-sensitive, and mistakes by the doctors and nurses involved can have enormous consequences for your health and your child’s.
If you or your child suffered an injury during childbirth, you have a right to seek justice under the law. Our legal system cannot restore one’s health or undo the events that caused a wrongful death, but it does recognize the rights of medical malpractice victims and provides for accommodations such as financial compensation when an injury has occurred.
At Ratton Law Group PC, we are your allies in the legal process. In addition to our knowledge of the law, our attorneys have also been trained as nurses — this medical knowledge gives us unique insight into medical malpractice cases, and helps us provide accurate legal advice when you need it most.
Some birth injuries occur due to split-second decisions made by medical practitioners during childbirth. Others are the result of treatment provided weeks or months in advance. In either case, you have a right to hold the negligent party accountable.
Some of the most common birth injuries include:
A lack of oxygen in the fragile first moments of life
A shoulder injury to the child
Erb’s palsy, or paralysis to the arm
Failure to perform a C-section when necessary, or the failure to perform a timely C-section
The mother can also sustain injuries during birth, such as hemorrhaging that may require a hysterectomy. In some cases, expectant parents are also turned away from the hospital due to a failure to admit and monitor a pregnant woman in need of medical attention.
After the physical and emotional trauma of a birth injury, it’s important to have someone on your side with the legal and medical knowledge to help you hold a negligent party accountable. At Ratton Law Group PC, our lawyers are your allies, and we are deeply invested in both your short-term legal success and your long-term health.
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