WV Birth Injury Attorney
While the majority of baby deliveries happen smoothly and without a hitch, in about three percent of births the negligence of doctors, nurses and other hospital staff directly cause birth injuries to your child. Perinatal injuries can range from minor to quite serious and even death, and if you have had a baby that was injured during birth you need to call an experienced West Virginia birth injury lawyer.
There are many ways you or your child could become injured or handicapped for life as a result of the negligence of the doctor that you put your trust in to deliver your baby. While some birth injuries are a result of pre-natal negligence such as a misdiagnosis of a mother’s health condition, the majority of birth injuries happen during labor and delivery. Your newborn child can suffer bone fractures, dislocations, lacerations, internal bleeding, brain swelling, oxygen deprivation and nerve damage because of the negligence of the doctor that uses excessive force to deliver the baby. The results of birth injuries can be mental retardation, facial paralysis, cerebral palsy, staff infection that could lead to amputations, bone fractures and dislocations, internal brain bleeding and more. Sadly, birth injuries can leave an innocent child permanently disfigured or handicapped for life.
It’s common knowledge that doctors, especially interns, work long hours and get little sleep. It’s been documented that some work 100 hours or more every week and do the majority of their sleeping right there in the hospital. It’s not uncommon for a baby doctor to deliver five or more babies every day and being human they get fatigued and accidents in practice and judgement happen that can cause permanent injury or even death to your baby.
If your child has suffered an injury at birth, or if you the mother have been injured and suspect negligence on the part of your baby doctor, the nurses or the hospital staff, you need to call the experienced West Virginia birth injury attorneys at Adams Legal Group, PLLC. Time is of the essence in securing the medical records of your hospital birth procedure as well as the pre-natal records from your physician before anyone has a chance to make changes. Please call us right away.