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Do You Have a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

By Norman Younker on May 15, 2012


Preventable birth injuries rob these innocent, vulnerable victims of the opportunity to begin their lives with optimal health, potentially compromising not only their developmental years but their entire lives.In the meanwhile, their families find themselves faced with unexpected emotional and financial hardships, a far cry from the excitement they had been feeling about introducing a new life into the world. Its a horrible shame, and the medical professionals responsible for such injuries should be held accountable for the consequences of their negligence.

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, serving personal injury victims in and near St. George, our medical malpractice attorneys routinely fight for the rights of these victims, ensuring that their families dont have to face a potential lifetime of medical and care expenses on their own. If your child suffered a birth injury and you want to find out whether you have a viable birth injury lawsuit, we urge you to have your case evaluated by our St. George area birth injury attorneys as soon as possible.

Common Birth Injuries


Sadly, there are hundreds of possible injuries that can result from complications that arise during the birth of a baby. Not all of these complications can be anticipated, and not all birth injuries are attributable to medical malpractice. However, the medical professionals who aid in child birth are expected to respond with competence to those complications that can and should be anticipated. Common - and usually preventable - birth injuries include:


  • Cerebral palsy

  • Erbs palsy

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Facial paralysis

  • Shoulder dystocia

  • Klumpkes palsy

  • Brachial plexus injuries

  • Bone fractures


In particularly tragic circumstances, a baby might die due to the negligence of the delivery room personnel. In such cases, it may be possible for the family to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent parties.

Do You Have a Birth Injury Lawsuit?


If your child suffered a birth injury, you should not try to determine on your own whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim. While it is true that not all birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice, only a qualified and experienced birth injury attorney can properly evaluate and investigate the circumstances surrounding such injuries to determine whether there was negligence at work. Simply defined, negligence refers to the failure of someone to fulfill his or her duty of care to another person as compared to how a reasonable person would act under the same circumstances. In the context of medical malpractice, our St. George area catastrophic injury attorneys must be able to demonstrate that one or more members of the delivery room team failed to provide care of a reasonable standard - in other words, they failed to act as their competent peers would be expected to act in the same circumstances - and an otherwise preventable injury ensued as a result.

Contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC


If your child recently suffered a birth injury, please accept our condolences - and then contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC today for the legal guidance you need during this difficult time.

 

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