Holding Parties Legally Responsible for Your Child's Birth Injury
Learning that your child suffered an injury during birth can be devastating for you and your spouse. Thomas C. Saunders and K.C. Bouchillon are skilled birth injury attorneys at our Saunders Law Group practice in Bartow, FL. We have the experience and resources available to help you find justice and may be able to assist you in obtaining compensation for your child's injury.
Most Common Birth Injuries
Like many birth injuries, facial paralysis is entirely avoidable. This condition typically occurs when the operating doctor bruises the infant’s face with forceps. Depending on the degree of pressure applied, the condition can last weeks and may require surgery to correct.
Typically caused by excessive pulling, a brachial plexus injury is paralysis or weakness of the arm or shoulder. While the majority of infants recover within six months, those who do not may require surgery and, even then, may not regain full movement.
Cerebral palsy occurs when too much pressure is applied to the skull and brain of an infant during delivery. It can also result when the physician fails to monitor fetal destress. As a result, the child suffers a permanent loss of movement and nerve function.
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Prior to Your Consultation
Depending on the seriousness of the birth injury and the amount of evidence, the response of the hospital may vary. If the injury is relatively minor and there is little to no evidence supporting your claim, the hospital will likely not give your case much attention. However, if the injury your child suffered is serious, and you have sufficient evidence presented by a birth injury law firm, the hospital may offer you a settlement.
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