Serious birth injuries can rob children of abilities and dreams before they have the chance to understand what was lost. Parents must learn to help their children adapt to a society built for able-bodied people and try to protect them against discrimination as they grow older. The challenges facing children disabled by birth injuries are sometimes life-long and involve constant therapy, medication, treatment, and the need to rely on others day in and day out.
When a doctor or medical practitioner misuses medical equipment, roughly handles an infant during childbirth, misdiagnoses a condition in a pregnant woman, or prescribes a harmful drug, devastating injuries and illnesses can occur, such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, permanent scarring, and nerve damage.
The doctors and hospitals responsible for your child’s birth injury need to be held accountable. The cost of caring for a disabled child over a lifetime is immense, often involving medications, orthotic devices, physical therapy, speech aids, surgeries, vocational therapy, and other intensive treatments, along with the burden of dealing with prejudice from peers, employers, and strangers.
The caring Norfolk birth injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers will hold negligent doctors and healthcare providers accountable and fight for the compensation you need to cover the costs of your child’s birth injuries, treatments, and pain and suffering. If your child has suffered because of the negligence or misconduct of a doctor or medical practitioner, contact the birth injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley immediately.
Common Birth Defects and Injuries
Attending physicians, nurses, OBGYNs, and hospital staff can all make mistakes that contribute to a variety of birth injuries, such as:
- Cerebral Palsy
Diagnosed in premature infants, newborns, or during early childhood, cerebral palsy is a term that refers to a group of permanent physical and developmental disorders. The condition can affect body movement, muscle control, and balance, and may be accompanied by epilepsy, intellectual impairments, and disabilities affecting communication. While causes of cerebral palsy can vary, it’s often linked to infants who suffer:
- Oxygen deprivation during delivery
- Exposure to in-utero infections
- Head injuries during childbirth
- Brain bleeding or infections
- Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Palsy)
Affecting nerves that run through vertebrae to the arms, hands, and fingers, Erb’s Palsy causes weakness and loss of motion in babies’ arms. The condition is often caused when infants’ necks are stretched to the side during delivery.
- Uterine Rupture
Caused by a full-thickness tear of the uterine walls, uterine ruptures can have deadly consequences for mothers and their babies. But there are warning signs that can help doctors treat uterine ruptures, and severe injuries can be prevented with constant monitoring by healthcare professionals.
If your child is suffering from a birth injury that could’ve been prevented, your family has rights to compensation. Our Norfolk birth injury lawyers will fight for the money your family needs to provide your child with the care he or she deserves.
Fighting for Your Family’s Rights
Whether improper prenatal testing, a medical error, or a misdiagnosis caused your child’s injury, Lowell Stanley has the experience necessary to build a strong claim on your family’s behalf. From our office in Norfolk, we’re able to help clients throughout Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and Williamsburg. And since we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t owe us a cent unless we get money for you.
So don’t wait to get the aggressive legal representation you need. Contact Lowell Stanley for a free case evaluation—dial (757) 459-CASH or complete our free online form today.