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Mooresville Birth Injury Attorneys Assist Parents Whose Infants Were Harmed by Negligence

Firm serving the Carolinas works to hold medical providers liable for malpractice

A birth injury transforms what should be a joyous family event into a difficult challenge. Whether the condition that results from this type of medical malpractice is temporary or permanent, infants are especially vulnerable to physical harm, and medical costs associated with obstetric and neonatal care can be extremely high. Levine Law Group in Mooresville represents clients from the Carolinas in a wide array of birth injury claims. In actions relating to cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, oxygen deficiency and other critical problems, we work to deliver justice when a child is victimized by the negligence of healthcare professionals.

Lawyers strive to obtain compensation for obstetric failures

Proving in court that a birth injury was caused by medical malpractice can be a challenge, requiring detailed evidence and expert testimony. With more than four decades of combined experience practicing personal injury law, our attorneys understand how to litigate claims involving:

  • Failure to monitor or act on fetal distress — Several factors can trigger distress for an otherwise healthy fetus. Doctors and nurses need to monitor the baby’s heart rate, fluid levels and other signs that might indicate a lack of oxygen to the child or a different type of problem that can cause lasting harm. Our accomplished lawyers represent parents in birth injury cases involving a failure to diagnose fetal distress or to act properly once a concern has been identified.
  • Misuse of instruments during delivery — During a difficult childbirth procedure, obstetricians and their teams might use forceps or suction to help ease the delivery. If doctors fail to exercise proper care when using these instruments, nerves in the infant’s head and neck area could be harmed, leading to Erb’s palsy or other types of damage. Failing to use these medical tools correctly might also trigger a hemorrhage within the infant’s brain.
  • Excessive force during delivery — Babies’ bones and organs are fragile and when doctors and nurses act with too much force while bringing the child through the birth canal, an infant could suffer a fracture or a different type of traumatic injury.
  • Failure to plan for an emergency C-section — Even if a fetus seems healthy, medical professionals should always be prepared to undertake an emergency Cesarean section operation should the need arise. In situations where this procedure is not performed in a timely manner, the absence of oxygen could cause cerebral palsy or put the child at risk for other dangerous, and even deadly, conditions.

Coping with an injury to your infant is difficult and facing a legal process might seem intimidating, but from start to finish, our compassionate attorneys will treat you and your family with the utmost care and concern.

Litigators seek damages to address long-term effects of birth injuries

Depending on the particular type of birth injury, children and their families may face physical and financial hardship for years or decades to come. When trying one of these cases or negotiating a settlement, we develop a clear perspective not only on current medical costs but also on long-term expenses, including extra education and training that might be required and modifications that might be necessary to a victim’s home. Both North and South Carolina have installed damage caps for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. We know how much distress a lasting affliction can cause and look to identify potential exceptions to these limits as our firm vigorously pursues maximum compensation.

Contact a North Carolina lawyer to set up a free consultation about a birth injury claim

Levine Law Group advises clients in the Carolinas about medical malpractice claims stemming from harm that occurs during childbirth. If your infant was injured in this way, please call our Mooresville firm at 704-360-8550 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

Speak with our accomplished injury lawyers serving the Carolinas Call 704-360-8550 or contact us online to schedule a meeting.
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