Birth Injury Attorneys in Greenville
Compassionate Advocate for the Injured
Few things can diminish the joy surrounding childbirth. Being told your child has suffered a birth injury is a devastating realization. Sometimes an injury caused during pregnancy or childbirth is the result of the negligence or carelessness of medical professionals.
In such situations, you may be entitled to compensation to help you provide the care your child needs. The Greenville birth injury lawyers at the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. are aggressive advocates for individuals going through such situations. We are ready to put our six decades of collective experience to work on your behalf.
For a free case evaluation, please call our firm at (252) 285-4081.
What Is a Birth Injury?
A birth injury can occur during pregnancy, labor or birth.
Here are just several of the common types of birth injury:
- Erb's palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Oxygen deprivation resulting in brain injury
- Injury to the mother
Like the rest of us, medical professionals are capable of making mistakes, but medical professionals also know that there are standards of care that they must meet, and that failing to do so can result in an injury or death to their patients. You deserve compensation for your baby's injury when it is caused by a medical mistake that shouldn't have happened.
When Medical Malpractice Causes Birth Injuries
Doctors, nurse, and other healthcare providers never intend to cause harm to a newborn; however, when these professionals are careless or fail to meet standards of medical care, then they can unintentionally cause a lasting birth injury.
The ways in which this negligence can manifest include:
- Improper monitoring of vital signs
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper delivery technique
- Failure to recognize symptoms of fetal distress
- Poor management of high-risk birth scenario
- Failure to respond in a timely manner to a complication
A small oversight or mistake has the potential to result in a lifetime of challenges for your child and your family. Birth injuries often mean you will need to provide your child with specialized therapy, homecare, special adaptive technology, medical care, and special education services.
We know you would do anything for your child—we also know these things are expensive and can place a large financial burden on your family. Our experienced attorneys want to help you by fighting for compensation on your behalf. The medical professionals who cared for you typically carry insurance specifically to cover the impact of any mistakes they make. We will advocate to maximize the compensation you receive so that you can provide your child with everything he or she needs.
If your child was injured because of medical carelessness, please contact the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Greenville birth injury lawyers: (252) 285-4081.