The birth of your child should be a joyous occasion. There’s a lot of happiness ahead, as well as countless struggles, and parenthood is one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have.
Sadly, this otherwise happy day can be marred if your child suffers a devastating birth injury during labor. And unfortunately, these injuries happen far too often. They’re often caused by negligence on the part of a medical professional, and that’s where The Cochran Firm’s medical malpractice lawyers can help.
Birth injuries can have significant, long-term consequences for your child’s health and your finances. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you pursue justice and compensation from those responsible.
If your child suffered a birth injury and you want to speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, please call The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-843-3476 for a free consultation.
Examples of Birth Injuries
There are several types of birth injuries and many ways these injuries can be sustained. In some cases, these injuries were unavoidable. In many others, however, trained medical professionals should have recognized the signs and made the necessary adjustments to avert catastrophe.
Birth injuries our medical malpractice lawyers have seen include:
- Cerebral palsy:
A series of condition affecting your child’s brain and nervous systems, cerebral palsy at birth is often the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain or trauma to the head. The effects (which often include tremors, difficulty walking or trouble speaking) can range in severity from mild to nearly crippling and last the rest of your child’s life.
- Erb’s palsy:
A condition caused by unnatural twisting or stretching of your child’s arm and shoulder, Erb’s palsy can cause complete paralysis in the affected arm.
These are just two of the more severe and common types of birth injuries. The medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm can help no matter what injury your child suffered.
Consequences of Birth Injuries
Sadly, most birth injuries don’t simply and painlessly fade away within a few years. Most of them will continue to affect your child for the rest of his or her life.
This means two things. First, your child will be dealing with the physical effects of these injuries for decades. There will likely be a significant amount of pain and discomfort, and in the case of severe injuries, the condition might affect your child’s ability to earn a living and craft the life you want for him or her.
Second, the unfortunate reality is that chronic conditions can lead to staggering medical bills. It’s not hyperbole to say that the lifetime costs of treatment for an injury suffered at birth can reach into the millions of dollars.
The medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm don’t think you and your children should have to carry these burdens yourselves. By pursuing compensation from the professionals whose negligence resulted in your child’s injuries, we can help make your life and the life of your child a little easier.
If you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.