The birth of a child should not be accompanied by the fear and trauma of a serious birth injury. Unfortunately, medical malpractice and medical negligence cause birth injuries every year. If your child has suffered a birth injury, your family may be eligible for financial compensation from a healthcare provider. Find out if you have grounds for a claim during a free consultation at Bailey & Glasser, LLP. We care about our clients and will handle your case with personalized care and attention.
Why Choose Our Birth Injury Attorneys?
- We have represented birth injury clients in Charleston and throughout West Virginia for many years. Our attorneys have collectively handled over 3,000 personal injury cases.
- Our medical malpractice lawyers know how to get top results for each case and client. We have secured more than $2 billion in successful settlements and verdicts.
- Our Charleston birth injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us a dime unless we win your case.
What Are Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries can occur during the birth of any child. Birthing complications are relatively common. If an infant’s injury results from the negligence of a healthcare provider, however, the family may be entitled to financial compensation. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. Medical malpractice specifically refers to a medical professional breaching the required standards of patient care and causing patient harm or death.
If an obstetrician, gynecologist, doctor, surgeon, nurse, or another health care provider makes a careless mistake or knowingly falls short of the standards of care during a mother’s pregnancy, labor, or delivery, preventable birth injuries can occur. In this event, the parents of the injured child have the right to bring a medical malpractice claim against the at-fault party or medical center in pursuit of financial compensation for related losses.
Examples of Birth Injuries
When a medical professional makes a mistake before, during, or shortly after the delivery process, the infant or mother could suffer a birth injury that has long-lasting consequences for the whole family.
Common types of birth injuries connected to medical negligence include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Permanent brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Bruising or swelling of the scalp
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Nerve damage
- Facial paralysis
- Bone fractures
- Soft-tissue damage
If your child was diagnosed with any type of traumatic injury as a newborn or you discovered a condition such as cerebral palsy in the first few years of life, your family may have grounds for a birth injury claim in Charleston.
Successfully proving that a medical provider caused or significantly contributed to a birth injury through an act of negligence or malpractice could result in financial compensation for your family to cover related expenses.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- All medical expenses connected to the injury
- Long-term care required for your child
- Lost wages and future capacity to earn
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress or mental anguish
- Reduced quality or enjoyment of life
- Attorney’s fees and out-of-pocket costs
The value of your claim will depend on the unique circumstances, such as the severity of the birth injury and how long it will take your child to recover. Our attorneys can carefully evaluate your case and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Contact Us Today
At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, we are dedicated to helping families work through birth injury claims and hold negligent medical providers accountable for their actions. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial consequences that a birth injury can have on a victim and his or her family. We are here to help you get through this difficult time and plan for the future. Contact us to consult with a birth injury attorney in Charleston at no cost or obligation. Call (304) 345-6555 today.
At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, we provide comprehensive legal services that extend beyond birth injuries. Our experienced attorneys also specialize in handling cases related to dog bites, wrongful deaths, and car accidents. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that such incidents can cause, and we are dedicated to securing justice and compensation for victims. Regardless of the nature of your case, we’re here to guide you every step of the way, providing expert advice and committed representation.