Children are at their most vulnerable in the womb and immediately after birth. It is vital that medical professionals, whether obstetricians or ER doctors, follow accepted medical procedures when caring for a mother, fetus or baby. Without the proper level of care, a child could have serious birth defects that will affect the rest of his or her life. At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., we understand how difficult it can be to see your child suffer an injury or birth defect, especially if it could have been prevented. Our attorneys will stand by your side and provide you with the advice, support and advocacy you need while bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact our firm for a free consultation about your case.
Types of Preventable Birth Injuries
Some birth injuries can be prevented through proper care and treatment before and during birth. This includes:
- Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries involving damage to the nerves in the neck and shoulder during birth
- Cerebral palsy, which can be caused by a lack of oxygen or an infection
- Brain injuries caused by lack of oxygen or lack of blood to the brain
- Spinal cord and joint injuries caused during birth
Determining the cause of your child’s injury is the first step to bringing a claim. Our attorneys frequently work with medical experts and professionals in order to understand the cause of an injury and the full impact it will have on our clients’ lives. Then, we can pursue full and fair compensation to help you cover past and future medical costs as well as damages for pain and suffering.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Free Consultation With a Lawyer in Charleston
Our birth injury lawyers have been helping injured clients in West Virginia since 1970. We will evaluate your claim and help you through the legal process of holding a medical professional, hospital or clinic responsible for negligence. Contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.