Birth injuries are perhaps one of the most difficult areas of medical malpractice for us to deal with. And we fully understand that it is far more devastating for the families themselves to deal with. Birth is meant to be one of the most special moments in our lives so when things go wrong, it can be hugely traumatic.
We expect the highest standards of care from medical professionals, and in the vast majority of cases, we get it. But sometimes things go wrong at some point in pregnancy and your child can be left with injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. If this has happened to your family, you need the experience of a birth injury attorney from Cochran, Kroll & Associates to help you seek compensation and justice.
Mistakes can potentially be made from the moment your pregnancy is confirmed. Your own physician failing to spot risk factors or dangers or medication errors in the early – or any – stages of pregnancy can all lead to birth trauma later.
But most errors tend to happen during the labor and delivery stages. Failure to spot fetal distress – including things such as a breech baby or a baby with its umbilical cord wrapped around its neck – over-physicality by the delivery team or improper use of instruments such as forceps, and any type of oxygen deprivation can all lead to different types of birth injuries that result in conditions such as cerebral palsy, brain damage, and in some cases, wrongful death.
Where birth injury cases involve lifelong needs, there are many expenses to consider. There is current medical treatment, of course, but also the consideration of ongoing medical treatments as well as specialized personal care in many cases. There may also be a need for homes or vehicles to be specially adapted too.
When these tragic events do happen, you want one of the best law firms to represent you in any malpractice case. To negotiate with insurance companies, to gather evidence and testimony, and to give you the best legal advice available. Medical malpractice cases, if they go as far as court, can be difficult to pursue, but with some of the best lawyers in the state working on your case, then we can work together to achieve the best possible outcome.
If you or your family have experienced any birth injuries and suspect medical malpractice, then the team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates is ready and willing to assist you. We have specialized in medical malpractice claims for many years and believe in establishing a strong attorney-client relationship to help move any case forward. In order to discuss your case in confidence, we offer an initial free consultation. If you would like to book an appointment, please call us today at (866)-779-7331.
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