Birth Injury Lawyers
What should be a joyous occasion can turn deadly or disastrous in a matter of minutes. After a birth injury, your child's life and yours can be affected and forever changed. Mental, physical, educational and work abilities have all been altered forever. Sadly, many birth injuries and deaths can and should have been prevented.
What Is Considered a Birth Injury?
It is a question that no parent wants to ask, but one our birth injury lawyers hear all the time. Children can suffer from a variety of birth injuries that can lead to short or long-term consequences. Some of the more common types include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spastic Quadriplegia
- Erb's Palsy
- Klumpke's palsy
- Brachial plexus palsy
- Brain damage
- Temporary or permanent paralysis
- Fractured collarbone
- Shoulder dystocia
Doctors, nurses, midwives, and healthcare facilities can all contribute to birth trauma with their negligent actions, mistakes, errors - or their lack of action. Health care providers must respond quickly in a crisis, and any hesitation or mistakes when faced with unexpected bleeding, umbilical cord entrapment, or signs of fetal distress can result in a devastating injury or death. Medical equipment can malfunction and medication errors or mistakes can be the cause of a birth injury as well.
How Do You Know If It Was a Preventable Birth Injury?
Many parents are reluctant to seek the counsel of birth injury lawyers when they suspect that their child was injured at birth or died. This feeling is understandable, but here are some things you should know:
- Injured children face an uncertain future. While some children may fully recover, other children with brain damage, cerebral palsy, or birth injuries will have long-term needs that may change over time. If you don't know what the future holds for your child, how can you plan ahead for his or her care?
- Expenses for a birth injury can be very high. How will you pay for all the care your child needs over the course of his or her life? Will you be able to take time off work or hire somebody to help you? Will your child need special medications or therapy? All of this can add up to a great deal of money.
- If you are reluctant to take legal action, you may run out of time. If enough time passes, legally you and your birth injury attorney will no longer be able to seek justice for what the doctor or hospital did wrong. Also, if you wait too long, your memory won't be fresh and it may be hard to find the right medical records and other facts needed to support your case. Don't lose your case before you begin by waiting too long!
The Rasansky Law Firm will use our extensive experience and expertise to get you and your child the compensation you deserve, and will help you prepare for the future with a detailed life care plan. This plan will ensure that changing medical, financial and other needs are taken into account so your child will be taken care of no matter what the future brings.
Get the help you and, more importantly, your child need now by contacting the birth injury lawyers of the Rasansky Law Firm. We accept birth trauma, brain damage, wrongful death and cerebral palsy cases from Texas, Oklahoma and all across the United States.