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Cases of Medical Malpractice and Birth Injuries

There are many sad cases in which an infant has been injured due to an oversight, error or other failure by medical personnel. Each case is unique in circumstances and should be evaluated as soon after the injuries become evident to the parents. This is most often directly after the birth when the child has suffered severe trauma during the birth process. There are specific protocols in any birth that must be followed by the attending physician, nurses and other medical personnel who are assisting. If your child has suffered a serious injury due to medical malpractice, we encourage you to contact us today. A St. Louis personal injury lawyer from the Onder Law Firm can help.

Birth Injury Cases in St. Louis

When a failure to notice that the baby is suffering from lack of oxygen and to take action quickly can cause the child to suffer permanent brain damage or cerebral palsy. In some cases, the injuries are unavoidable and negligence was not involved. Unfortunately, in other cases, the child was injured permanently because the obstetrician did not identify the problem and act to resolve it as another similar physician would have under similar circumstances. There is a duty to provide a level of treatment and when breach of this duty has occurred, a lawsuit or claim can be filed against the doctor as well as the facility that provided the negligent medical care.

There are other situations that could involve negligence, such as when the child was large and had difficulty in the birth process. This can lead to forceps damage, brachial palsy, and Erb's palsy. When the nerves are damaged or torn in the shoulder during birth, the child could suffer permanent damage and arm paralysis. Other cases could improve over time, such as in cases when the nerves are not turn but merely bruised.

If your child has been injured in the birth process due to malpractice, we can evaluate your case by having our team review all the evidence including medical records, statements from those medical personnel attending and recordings of the incident in order to determine how best to move forward legally. The outcome of the case can be critical to the future health and well being of the infant - we thus take on such cases with a commitment that is unmatched. We care about our clients and hope that the legal action taken will lead to a settlement that will give the injured the best possible quality of life.

Contact a St. Louis birth injury lawyer from our firm for committed and proven representation in birth injury cases.

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