When Negligence Leads To Birth Injuries
While the birth of a child is a joyful event, complications can arise at any stage of labor and delivery. In many cases, doctors, anesthesiologists and other medical professionals use their training to recognize potentially hazardous situations. They take steps to address them when they first appear.
When these medical providers do not provide the necessary standard of care, their negligence can lead to life-changing birth injuries. At Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio & Pearl, LLP, we aggressively pursue maximum compensation for mothers and newborns suffering from a preventable accident. Our litigation firm has successfully advocated for victims of medical malpractice in West Virginia since 1967.
Taking Steps After Professionals Fail To Follow Protocol
Medical professionals are required to follow protocols throughout the labor and delivery process. Health care professionals can limit the likelihood of a birth complication when they:
- Frequently review fetal monitoring strips
- Assess the fetus or mother for signs of distress
- Keep the obstetrician up to date on the labor process
By ignoring these protocols, the medical providers that you depend on may not be able to respond to dangerous situations effectively. Our lawyers hold these professionals accountable after their negligent acts lead to birth injuries that may include:
- Brain damage
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Cerebral hypoxia
- Shoulder dystocia
When you hire us, we will use our decades of experience to advocate for you. Birth injury cases are difficult to pursue, but we have the legal background and dedication to pursue them. We have a proven record of results throughout the state.
Contact Us To Speak With A Knowledgeable Attorney
We are ready to fight for your claim. Learn your legal options by contacting us today at 800-564-4050 or by using our online contact form. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. We invite you to visit us at any of our offices in Weirton, Wheeling or Chester.