Birth Injuries: Medical Malpractice
Scranton Birth Injury Lawyer
The birth of a child is an unparalleled experience. Unfortunately, this time of joy can quickly turn into a disaster if a doctor or nurse makes a mistake or is negligent in caring for you or your child. Fortunately, you have the right to take legal action against the responsible party in order to bring them to justice and recover the financial compensation you will need to pay for your child's medical expenses and continued care. A lawyer in your area can review medical records and talk to you about your situation in order to determine whether you have a case to bring against the doctor, obstetrician, nurse or hospital responsible for your child's injuries.
Causes of Birth Injuries
There are numerous causes of birth injuries. It is important that your lawyer understands all of these, as it will be crucial to prove some form of negligence in order to hold the responsible person liable for their actions. Following are actions which may cause a birth injury to occur:
- Delayed cesarean section
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Delayed diagnosis of a medical condition in the mother or baby
Need an attorney for a birth injury case in Scranton?
The Rogan Law Firm provides compassionate yet aggressive representation for families whose children have suffered serious birth injuries, including: cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, brachial plexus injury, microcephaly, premature delivery, developmental delays, mental retardation, brain injury and more. Unfortunately, some birth injuries are permanent. There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy, and this means that your child may require medical care for the rest of his or her life. An attorney can help you seek and recover money for this – so you can give your child the best quality of life possible.