Birth injury is defined as a physical injury or trauma sustained by a newborn child (sometimes referred to as a “neonate”) during labor and delivery.
Depending upon the severity, birth injuries can result in the need for lifelong medical treatment and/or rehabilitation. The financial implications from dealing with a birth injury can be astronomical, while the emotional toll on a family is immeasurable. If a doctor, nurse or hospital caused an injury to your child as a result of negligence, you need a birth injury lawyer in West Virginia that will fight for justice.
If deemed legally responsible for such an injury, the responsible party will be held liable. They may have to pay compensatory damages on the infant’s behalf. This can include past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, loss of a normal life and even loss of future earnings depending on the type of injury suffered.
Some birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brain damage from reduced blood flow
- Injuries from lack of oxygen (oxygen deprivation)
- Shoulder dystocia
- Uterine rupture
- Fetal distress
- Umbilical cord compression
In terms of the law, every avenue must be addressed to protect that child’s future. Shaffer Law has specialized experts in this area of the law to ensure that you and your child receive justice.
Shaffer Law will tirelessly fight for your child. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.