Obtaining Justice After Birth Trauma
Birth injuries often occur because a doctor failed to follow established treatment protocols or exercise sufficient medical oversight of a birth mother’s condition. At the law office of The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke our attorneys work with obstetricians, surgeons, radiologists and other medical experts as needed to identify failures on the part of physicians in birth injury cases. We subpoena and review staffing records, charts, video footage of a birth if available, and eyewitness testimony from nurses and other staff members. Since shoulder dystocia and certain kinds of hypoxic injuries often occur because a mother is improperly monitored, our attorneys and experts carefully review timelines leading up to a birth injury in order to identify if a mistake occurred, why it occurred and who must be held responsible.
For information regarding birth injuries and what can be done to hold negligent doctors legally and financially accountable for their negligence, contact The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke today.
Birth Injuries And Medical Malpractice
The medical malpractice lawyers at Bailey & Burke represent clients in cases involving the following birth injuries:
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus
- Shoulder dystocia
- Abrupted placenta
- Oxygen deprivation
- Undiagnosed preeclampsia
- Undiagnosed high blood pressure
The Consequences Of Birth Injuries
The vast majority of birth injuries are related to oxygen deprivation before or during birth. The result is either Cerebral or Erb’s palsy and other cognitive disorders. The long-term costs associated with oxygen deprivation at birth include future medical treatment, physical therapy, medical equipment, special education and the need to create a special needs trust.
At The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke, our attorneys consult economists, life care planners, neurologists and financial planners in determining the costs our clients and their children face as a result of a birth injury. While we are prepared to litigate if necessary, our team of experts and our thorough case preparation often leverage our client’s case during negotiations – making litigation unnecessary.
Determining Your Next Step
Birth injuries involve a number of medical and financial issues. Bailey & Burke has the experience and legal knowledge needed to prepare birth injury cases and hold negligent doctors responsible for their actions. If you have questions regarding a birth injury and the legal options available to you, contact The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke today at 978-368-0983. We’ll evaluate your case, explain what must be done to initiate a birth injury case and begin the investigative process.