Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The birth of a child can bring great joy to your family. But if your child is injured during birth, or if they are born with birth defects, it can be devastating. Healthcare professionals are responsible for your child’s safety and well-being before, during, and after birth, but sometimes their mistakes and negligence cause injuries and birth defects.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, it’s our goal to help families get the compensation they deserve after their children are injured or harmed during birth. We know that birth defects and injuries can lead to lifelong medical bills, treatment, and pain and suffering, and we want to help you get the money you need to pay for these expenses. Contact our national birth injury medical malpractice attorneys today at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
What’s the Difference Between Birth Injuries and Birth Defects?
Genetics, poor maternal or paternal health, infection, and other prenatal factors are common causes of birth defects. But when labor or delivery becomes complicated or prolonged, however, this can lead to a birth injury.
Common Birth Injuries
Many birth injuries can be severe and life-changing for both children and their families. Our birth injury attorneys are dedicated to helping families nationwide move past these often-preventable injuries, such as:
Cerebral palsy occurs when an infant’s brain is denied oxygen during birth. Such injuries may be caused if the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the baby’s neck, which can cut off his or her air supply. Babies with cerebral palsy often have difficulty moving and swallowing.
Erb’s palsy occurs when the nerves between a baby’s shoulders and spine are damaged. This may be caused if excessive pulling or pressure is used on the shoulders during delivery. Babies with Erb’s palsy may have problems with coordination and movement, and surgical treatment is often required.
Doctors and nurses must be vigilant at all times during childbirth. If they are careless during delivery or fail to notice or treat symptoms of complications in time, serious injuries can happen. The Dallas birth injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, are dedicated to holding negligent healthcare providers accountable for the injuries they caused.
Compensation for Birth-Related Injuries
Aside from the emotional and physical toll, birth injuries can be extremely burdensome on a family’s finances. Healthcare is expensive, and depending on the severity of the child’s injury, they may require lifelong assistance.
The medical staff or the hospital where the birth took place may be held responsible for your child’s injury. Pharmaceutical and medical device companies may also be considered liable. Contact our Dallas birth injury attorneys if your child was harmed before, during, or immediately after birth, and we’ll assist you in exploring your legal options and determining your eligibility for compensation for your birth injury claim.
Get Our Decades of Experience on Your Side
The Dallas birth injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough have been helping families for more than 35 years, and we’ve built a solid reputation by working tirelessly to improve our clients’ quality of life following birth injuries.
If your child suffered a birth injury or was diagnosed with a serious condition after birth, it’s our goal to help you get the money you’re owed. There’s no risk in contacting our firm to learn how we can help, as we charge no upfront fees and only collect if we win your case. You have nothing to lose—call now or schedule a free consultation with our birth injury medical malpractice attorneys and let us investigate your case.