Has Your Child Suffered a Birth Injury?
Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If your child suffered a birth injury and you would like to review your legal options, a medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can help. Our firm handles birth injury claims and lawsuits for clients and offers a free initial consultation to talk to you about what occurred.
When Medical Malpractice Causes Birth Injuries
There are some situations where a birth injury will occur naturally, in spite of a doctor's best efforts. However, there are specific situations where a doctor's actions or failure to act may cause a child to suffer birth injuries that will have lasting effects on his or her life. It is in these situations that the family may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
- Following are some potential examples:
- Malpractice during pregnancy - a doctor's failure to diagnose a medical condition in mother or baby during pregnancy may lead to later complications and serious birth injuries. Medication errors and improper treatment may also occur at this stage.
- Malpractice during labor or delivery - this is the most common stage where birth injuries occur. Delaying a C-section, failing to properly monitor the baby, improperly performing a vacuum or forceps assisted delivery and failing to recommend a C-section are all examples of malpractice that may occur during labor or delivery, leaving the baby seriously injured.
- Negligent care after birth - the first few days of a baby's life are often the most crucial. Negligent care after a child is born may also lead to lasting injuries.
Contact a Knowledgeable Birth Injury Attorney in Oklahoma City
We handle cases involving Cerebral Palsy, brain injuries, Erb's Palsy, brachial plexus injury, paralysis, developmental delays and much more. We understand the devastating effects birth injuries can have upon your family, and our firm believes you deserve justice for your suffering.
If you believe you are the victim of malpractice, do not wait to contact an Oklahoma City birth injury lawyer from Law Offices of Stipe & Belote to learn how you can hold the responsible party liable for their negligence!