Get The Compensation You Deserve To Care For Your Family After A Hospital Error And Birth Injury
The birth of a child should be one of the most incredible moments of your life, and the time following your child’s birth should be one of rejoicing and celebration – paired with the joy of getting to know the newest member of your family.
For nearly seven out of every 1,000 births, however, this celebration is marred – or even completely destroyed – by a medical mistake. In fact, an estimated 28,000 birth injuries take place every year in the United States alone. These injuries can range from something painful but potentially correctable, like a bone fracture, to injuries that are often permanently debilitating, such as cerebral palsy. As parents of children who have been harmed during labor and delivery know all too well, there are simply no words to describe the traumatic experience of having your child injured due to a physician’s mistake.
If your family is reeling in the wake of a medical mistake and birth injury, the team at Gladstein Law Firm wishes to first communicate with you how much we empathize with your situation, and how sorry we are that you have had to endure this experience. Birth injuries due to medical errors affect the baby, the parents, and the entire family. Our team, headed by Kentucky medical malpractice attorney Seth Gladstein, is dedicated to helping families like yours find justice and secure compensation after a birth injury due to negligence.
We know this can be an incredibly stressful, overwhelming, and painful time, and we would like to take the burden of worrying about the legal aspects of your case off of your shoulders. We offer the families of birth injury victims a confidential, free consultation. To schedule yours, please call (800) 991-0474.
Common Birth Injuries in Kentucky
There are many different types of birth injuries, from common cases of bruising to extremely serious cases of perinatal asphyxia, in which the baby’s brain does not receive enough oxygen during delivery. The most common serious birth injuries that can have long-term consequences include:
- Broken bones and bone fractures
- Swelling and contusions
- Brachial Plexus Injuries (BPI)
- Perinatal Asphyxia
- Facial paralysis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Cranial hemorrhaging
While some birth injuries are unavoidable, many are completely preventable and should not have taken place with today’s medical knowledge and technology. Examples of birth injuries that are due to negligence include:
- A doctor fails to identify a breech baby.
- A doctor fails to identify that an umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck.
- The medical team is overworked and fatigued.
- The needed medical team is not present at the time of the birth.
- The medical team does not respond to red flags that the baby is in distress.
- A doctor makes a surgical error during a Cesarean section.
- A doctor fails to order a Cesarean section when a baby is in distress.
These are simply a few of the most common ways that errors occur during labor and delivery. If you have any suspicion that your child’s birth injury was caused by negligence, speak to a Louisville medical malpractice attorney today.
Living With a Birth Injury
Perhaps the most devastating aspects of a birth injury are the long-term effects that it can have on your child and your family. Injuries during labor and delivery can have a compounding effect throughout life, as the body and brain of a newborn are very fragile. If your child has been seriously injured, there will likely be significant medical expenses coming your way, both now and in the future. In order to restore your child’s health and to accommodate any disabilities or conditions, you may need to file a medical malpractice claim.
You deserve to be able to take care of your child. In pursuing compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit, you have the potential to recover damages based on:
- Prior medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Physical therapy expenses
- Vehicle & home modifications
- Special schooling
- In-home care
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling expenses
- Loss of life’s enjoyment
Birth Injuries and Wrongful Death
Tragically, some birth injuries are fatal. Because of the negligent act or acts of a doctor, nurse, other medical professional, or hospital, a life is taken away before it even begins. These cases must be investigated thoroughly and completely so that the family and the hospital fully understands what took place and why, and so the family can secure some peace and some justice. Discuss your concerns with a Louisville personal injury lawyer.
Because You And Your Baby Are More Than a Statistic
Perhaps the best way to prevent future cases of labor and delivery medical malpractice – and the best way to care for or honor your affected child – is to make the at-fault parties take responsibility for their mistake and hold them accountable for what they have done. Don’t keep wondering whether your child’s birth injury could have been prevented, or if negligence was involved. We can take a close look at your case, and help you find the answers that you are looking for.
Our firm only accepts a limited number of clients each year, because we believe that each of our clients deserves our full attention. We aggressively pursue compensation for every injury victim whom we serve, leveraging the full weight of our experiences and resources so that you are justly compensated. You are more than just another injury statistic. You deserve justice, and we’re here to fight for you and your child. Contact Louisville birth injury lawyer, Seth Gladstein, today at (800) 991-0474 to set up your free, private consultation.
*Each case is different and the past record is no assurance that we will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case. Client pays costs only upon recovery.