Legal Help For Birth Injury Victims And Families
You love your child. That didn’t change when you found out that your child suffered long-term injuries or cognitive problems as a result of malpractice on the part of the medical team handling the birth. However, your child has suffered serious injuries as a result of malpractice, injuries that will last a lifetime and impact the entire family. You deserve to be compensated.
At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, we can help. Serving clients in and around Scottsdale, our attorneys handle all types of birth injury and other medical negligence claims. We will walk you through the legal process and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Serious Risks In The Birthing Process
Most birth injuries result from lack of blood or oxygen flow to the child, excessive force (including unnecessary use of forceps) or failure to perform a cesarean section birth in a timely fashion.
When the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals make mistakes during the birthing process, many problems can arise, including:
- Cerebral palsy or brain damage: When the child is unable to obtain adequate oxygen or blood flow for extended periods of time during the birthing process, the result can be any number of cognitive disabilities, including cerebral palsy.
- Erb’s palsy: Erb’s palsy is a partial paralysis of the arm, usually caused by extended pulling or stretching of the upper arm, shoulder and neck during birth.
- Broken bones, disfigurement or paralysis: Similar to Erb’s palsy, there are many types of injuries to the bones and body of the child that can result from excessive force or unnecessary use of forceps during the birthing process.
- Injuries to the mother: The child is not the only one at risk during the birthing process. In many cases, failure to perform a C-section or other failures on the part of the medical professionals involved with the birth can result in serious injuries or death to the mother.
If your child has suffered any type of illness or long-term cognitive problem during birth, you might have a medical malpractice claim. Do not wait too long. Talk to a lawyer right away to get the help you need.
Contact David Shapiro Law, PLLC
Schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney from our firm. Call 480-900-4767 or fill out our online contact form. Our attorneys are here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.