Birth Injury

We Hold Negligent Healthcare Providers Responsible for Birth Injuries

by Staff Blogger | November 5th, 2018

Because of advances in medical knowledge and technology, childbirth is significantly safer today than it has ever been. But mothers and their babies can face serious harm when healthcare providers are careless before, during, and after delivery.

The Norfolk birth injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers want to help protect the rights of mothers, children, and families whose lives were devastated due to negligent doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals.

Common injuries associated with negligent care during delivery include cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and uterine rupture. Victims may need emergency medical attention, including surgeries and prolonged stays in the hospital. Childbirth is already expensive, and the added costs associated with birth injuries can be too much for many families to bear.

Our legal team is dedicated to helping women and their loved ones get the money they deserve after negligence-related birth injuries. If you or someone you love was injured during childbirth, we’re here to help. It’s important to get legal representation as soon as possible, as evidence can disappear and statutes of limitations can expire. We’re ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Call today for a free consultation.

Were You or Your Baby Harmed During Delivery?

by Staff Blogger | August 6th, 2018

Around four million babies are born in the U.S. every year. The doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who assist during the delivery process are invaluable for keeping women and their children safe, especially when complications arise.

But sometimes, those complications are caused by the healthcare providers themselves. When people involved in the delivery process are negligent or careless, serious injuries can occur to mothers and babies.

Common injuries include cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy in children and uterine rupture in mothers. Some birth injuries can be prevented via careful monitoring and handling, and potential complications can be resolved when doctors and nurses are quick to notice symptoms and injuries. However, the proper steps aren’t always taken just before, during, and after delivery, and that can cause women and their children to suffer debilitating and even life-threatening injuries.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk birth injury attorneys know how devastating those types of complications are for families and mothers. Everyone wants the best start in life for their child, and knowing that the healthcare professionals you entrusted with the birth of your child may have harmed him or her is shocking and painful.

Let us help you get the compensation you deserve during this difficult time. Call us today for a free consultation. We’re ready to put our experience to work for you.

3 Common Types of Birth Injuries

by Staff Blogger | May 7th, 2018

Birth injuries are devastating for families, especially when they happen because of healthcare providers’ negligence. Women who are going into labor rightfully expect the absolute best care possible when they travel to hospitals to give birth, but they don’t always get the attention and consideration they deserve.

Whether doctors and other medical professionals are distracted, careless, poorly trained, or even acting maliciously, babies and their mothers can be harmed before, during, and after labor by the people they trust the most during this vulnerable time.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk birth injury lawyers have helped families who have been affected by a variety of birth injuries, including:

  1. Cerebral palsy—Cerebral palsy affects movement and motor function, and it’s caused by abnormal brain development. It can be caused by birth injuries due to oxygen deprivation during delivery, exposure to in-utero injections, head injuries during childbirth, and undiagnosed or untreated brain bleeding and infections.
  2. Erb’s palsy—Similar to cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy also affects movement throughout the body, but it’s caused by damaged nerves in the arms. It can be caused by the stretching or unnatural movements of babies’ necks during delivery.
  3. Uterine rupture—Mothers can also suffer serious birth injuries. Uterine ruptures can occur during delivery, and it’s up to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals present during delivery to monitor and treat this condition if it occurs.

Get the legal representation you deserve if you, your child, or someone you love was hurt during delivery by a negligent medical professional. Call today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help.

Birth Injury? You Need Experienced Legal Representation.

by Staff Blogger | February 12th, 2018

Finding out that your precious newborn child was harmed by a doctor or healthcare professional before, during, or after delivery is devastating. Because infants are so vulnerable, even minor mistakes and oversights can result in lifelong health problems and complications.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk birth injury lawyers are here to help the families of children who were victims of negligent healthcare providers and suffered broken bones or developed serious health problems like cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, or Erb’s palsy.

We know that you may be reluctant to pursue a claim against the doctor who helped delivery your baby or the hospital where the birth took place, especially if you’ve never needed a lawyer before.

An experienced legal team can handle all of the details of the claim while you spend time with your child and your family. You can count on a birth injury lawyer to:

  • Prove the birth injury occurred – We’ll collect evidence that leaves no doubt that your child was harmed before, during, or after delivery at the hospital.
  • Prove the birth injury was due to negligence – It’s not enough to just prove that the injury happened, and that’s why we continue collecting evidence until we can conclusively link your child’s injury or health problems to a provider’s carelessness.

Going up against a hospital or other healthcare facility requires experience and resources—and we want to help. We aren’t afraid of a fight, and we’ll do everything we can to maximize your chances of getting compensation. Call today for a free consultation.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

by Staff Blogger | August 28th, 2017

During the birth of your child, you trust doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest-quality care.

But just like all employees in the medical profession, delivery and neonatal healthcare workers can make mistakes—some of which can have devastating consequences for your child. To make matters worse, some of those mistakes can be caused by negligence or carelessness.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped parents whose children were injured because of factors such as:

  • Dangerous movements of the child’s body during delivery – Children are extremely vulnerable during delivery. When doctors or nurses fail to exercise extreme caution, children can suffer severe bruising, broken bones, and head injuries.
  • Medications that interfere with delivery or pose threats to the baby – It’s common for women going into labor to receive certain medications. But doctors must be vigilant and prescribe only medications that won’t put mother or child at risk.
  • Failure to monitor – Both pregnancy and childbirth require close monitoring to protect mother and child. Healthcare workers who fail to chart and keep track of important vital signs can put babies at risk.

Birth injuries can lead to serious health problems such as cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, and Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial plexus birth palsy).

If your child was injured because of a healthcare professional’s mistakes or negligence, you may be facing expensive medical bills and years of emotional pain. Don’t go it alone. Contact our Norfolk birth injury lawyers today. Our consultations are always free, and we’re available to take your call 24/7.

The Financial Consequences of a Birth Injury

by Staff Blogger | February 27th, 2017

Certain life experiences stick out in our minds more than others, such as the day you met your spouse—or the day your child was born. Unfortunately for some Norfolk families, the memory of their child’s birth can be more painful than joyful. There’s no way to describe here the devastation associated with discovering that your child has suffered a birth injury. You’re left with many more questions than answers, and the medical staff simply can’t answer them all.

Along with the medical implications come substantial financial complications. That’s why you should call an experienced Norfolk birth injury lawyer to help you navigate the financial concerns that at this point are unavoidable. Your child deserves to have the best possible life, which requires the best medical treatment. That treatment could end up costing your family hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next several years, and we don’t believe you should have to pay it.

If your child suffered a birth injury, give us a call today for a free consultation. An experienced birth injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances that led up to your child’s injury and fight to get your family the maximum amount of compensation. Your child deserves the best, and that’s exactly what we plan to put into your case: our best. Contact us today.

Common Birth Injuries We Handle

by Staff Blogger | November 28th, 2016

Any injury sustained in the care of a medical professional can be both physically and mentally traumatic. When the people we trust with our health let us down, it’s hard to know where to turn. That feeling is compounded when one of your children sustains a birth injury as a result of medical negligence or incompetence.

Birth injuries come in several forms, but some common injuries that we see often at Lowell Stanley are:

  • Cerebral Palsy, a physical and developmental disorder that can result from oxygen deprivation during delivery, exposure to in-utero infections, head injuries during childbirth, and more.
  • Erb’s Palsy, a nerve disorder caused when infant’s heads are stretched to the side during childbirth.
  • Uterine rupture, a potential fatal event that is caused by a full-thickness tear of the uterine walls in which doctors may be able to diagnose early.

If your child sustained a birth injury as a result of medical negligence, you’re going to need significant financial resources to get him/her the medical care they need. Call our experienced Norfolk birth injury attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate the cause of your child’s injury and fight to get you every dollar you deserve. We know this is the toughest time of your life, and we’re ready to help you and child get through it. Contact us today.

A Birth Injury Could Cost Your Family Millions

by Staff Blogger | September 26th, 2016

From the moment their child is born, all parents have a singular hope: that their son or daughter will have a long, healthy life. They read all the recommended books, prepare the nursery, and dream of all the things their child will do during their lives. Unfortunately, some parents will never get the chance to see those dreams realized.

Birth injury cases are some of the toughest our firm handles, and our hearts go out to anyone going through the nightmare of finding out their child suffered a birth injury, denying them the extraordinary life they deserve. Many of these children face a lifetime of care and treatment due to their injuries, which could cost millions of dollars over the course of their lives.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we believe those responsible for your child’s birth injury should be responsible for the care they now require. That’s why we fight on behalf of birth injury victims and their families to secure maximum compensation to pay for future medical care and more.

If your child suffered a birth injury, you don’t have to go through this alone. Call our experienced Norfolk birth injury lawyers today for a free consultation. The next steps you take could impact the rest of your child’s life, so call us immediately.

Defending Norfolk Birth Injury Victims

by Staff Blogger | July 25th, 2016

Although it’s exciting to see ultrasounds, hear a heartbeat, and learn the gender of your son or daughter, every expectant parent is essentially only concerned with one thing: having a healthy child. We look to our doctors to do everything within their power to make sure our pregnancies and infant’s birth is handled with the thoughtfulness and care they would handle their own. When complications due to negligence cause severe birth injuries, the family is left wondering how this could happen and who is to blame.

Birth injuries can be the result of many factors, including rough handling of the infant during childbirth, misdiagnoses of a condition during pregnancy, or the prescription of a harmful drug. Those mistakes can lead to severe conditions for the child, such as cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, or uterine rupture. And to make matters worse, in most cases, they could have been avoided. Why should your child have to endure a lifetime of suffering for a mistake someone else made in an instant?

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we defend the rights of families with children who suffered birth injuries due to someone else’s negligence and fight to get them the compensation they deserve. If your child suffered a birth injury, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. You and your child deserve justice, and we’ll do everything we can to help you get it.

Resources and Options Are Available Following a Virginia Birth Injury

by | September 15th, 2015

Each day, thousands of women in Virginia give birth to children. Unfortunately, a small percentage of those children are injured during birth. Such injuries can result in a lifetime of costly medical expenses, which is why our Norfolk birth injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers would like to let you know about a few resources and options that are available to parents of children who were harmed during delivery.

One of the best resources available to victims of birth injury in the commonwealth is the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. The program can provide funding to victims of birth-related injuries throughout their lives for medical expenses they cannot afford or that aren’t covered under insurance policies. This can include hospital stays, rehabilitation, and even in-home care.

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission determines eligibility for the program and issues awards based on criteria outlined in state law.

Another option for compensation that may be available to families with children who suffered a birth injury is to file civil litigation against the parties who were responsible for causing your loved one harm; however, the process of filing such a claim can be quite complicated and it may be wise to seek the advice of legal counsel before entering into such proceedings.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we understand the financial struggles that can come with a birth injury. That’s why our Norfolk personal injury attorneys are hopeful this information helps you and your family get on the road to recovery if your child was injured during the delivery process.