Pursuing Justice In Birth Injury Cases
The birth of a child is supposed to be a beautiful, awe-inspiring event. Tragically, sometimes, childbirth takes a dark turn, resulting in serious injuries to the mother or baby.
Medical negligence is a preventable cause of many birth injuries. At Reddick Law, PLLC, our lawyers help families pursue justice for medical malpractice that resulted in birth injuries. They have a proven track record of success in tough cases such as these. Having recovered more than $1 billion, our attorneys know what it takes to hold hospitals, health care institutions and doctors accountable when their negligence causes irreversible harm.
Our lawyers are licensed in 17 states, with offices in Colorado, Arkansas and New Mexico.
Types Of Birth Injuries
Numerous kinds of birth injuries can result from medical negligence, including:
- Brain damage from hypoxia (lack of oxygen)
- Cerebral palsy
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brachial plexus injuries from shoulder dystocia
- Bone fractures
- Facial paralysis
- Caput succedaneum
- Postpartum hemorrhage
- Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome
- Ruptured uterus
These injuries can result from:
- Insufficient fetal monitoring
- Poorly performed assisted deliveries
- Failure to perform a timely cesarean section (C-section)
- Botched C-sections
- Inadequate postpartum monitoring
- Lack of timely diagnosis and treatment
How To Identify Birth Injuries
Common indicators of birth injuries in newborns and children include:
- Low Apgar score
- Brain swelling
- Impaired reflexes
- Muscle weakness
- Developmental delays
In some cases, it’s apparent that something went very wrong, but you may not know exactly what happened or why. Pursuing a birth injury case can help you get answers.
In other cases, it may take months or even years to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
Let Our Attorneys Help You Move Forward
Birth injuries can be devastating, and not having answers or closure can make it all the more difficult. Our goal is to help you not only get the answers you deserve but also obtain the financial resources you need to provide a high quality of life for your child and your family.