Dallas Birth Trauma Attorney
If your newborn child suffered as a result of the negligence of a doctor or medical professional, The Benton Law Firm can help you seek justice. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your child’s suffering and ongoing medical expenses due to potential malpractice. The legal professionals at The Benton Law Firm have experience working on birth trauma cases and have successfully won financial compensation for many families. The path to winning such compensation can be confusing and daunting, but our experienced and dedicated attorneys make the process easy for you, in order to allow you to remain focused on your new baby.
Contact a Dallas birth trauma attorney from The Benton Law Firm today at (214) 219-4878 to discuss your legal options.
Do I Need A Birth Trauma Lawyer?
Birth trauma cases fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice, which is a particularly difficult area of the law. You know that your child was injured, and you may suspect that the healthcare professional was at fault, but proving this requires intimate knowledge of both medicine and the law. To prove medical malpractice, you will have to show that your child’s healthcare provider failed to provide the standard of care, that this failure directly led to their injuries, and that those injuries are significant. Hiring a lawyer to investigate your case for you will increase the chance that you will win significant financial compensation, and that the negligent healthcare provider is brought to justice.
It’s important to act quickly to ensure that not too much time passes, as this may hinder your ability to take legal action. It can become very expensive to treat birth trauma, and there is often stressful uncertainty surrounding birth injuries. Seeking legal assistance can help mitigate this crisis for your family, so that you can feel secure in knowing that you are fully prepared for any current and future care your child may need.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm to Handle My Case?
The Benton Law Firm has been helping the people of Dallas for years. We have a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating and have helped some of our clients win over a million dollars from their cases. This distinction has earned us a position in the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum. The Benton Law Firm’s founder, Jeff Benton, is currently one of D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2018.”
The Benton Law Firm is the easy choice for new parents whose babies have suffered during birth. While financial compensation may not reverse the trauma your family has experienced as a result of medical and professional negligence, it can help alleviate the high healthcare costs that can result and provide security for your baby’s health. Our experienced lawyers are here to serve you.
Birth Trauma Cases We Handle
About six infants for every 1000 born have a birth injury. There are many different factors that can cause birth trauma, but some include:
- Intubation errors
- C-section delivery errors
- Failure to identify fetal distress
- Negligent use of forceps
- Induction medication complications
- Failures in monitoring fetus
- Vaginal delivery for mothers with small pelvises
- Large birth weight
- Failure to respond to maternal bleeding
- Maternal infections
- Failure to respond to umbilical entrapment
- Abnormal birth position
Sometimes other factors can increase the likelihood of a birth injury, like maternal age, maternal weight, fetal weight, gender, fetal position, and prenatal care. Sometimes these factors are out of anyone’s control, but medical professionals are still trained to handle such circumstances and should do their best to avoid any traumatic outcome for an infant during birth.
Everyone involved with your child’s birth plays an important role in ensuring the health and safety of both mother and child. Doctors, nurses, midwives, hospitals, and healthcare facilities all influence the health of your newborn, and when one of these parties does not provide sufficient care, it can lead to severe consequences. In emergency situations, healthcare professionals must know how to react in order to ensure your baby’s safety. This includes dealing with malfunctions of medical equipment and medication complications. A lawyer from The Benton Law Firm can investigate your child’s birth injury to determine which parties were at fault.
There are many forms of trauma resulting from birth injuries, some of which can lead to permanent consequences and health complications. Some common birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Infant brain damage
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Paralysis (temporary or permanent)
- Erb’s palsy
- Hypoxia or HPE
- Shoulder dystocia
In particularly tragic circumstances, some infants even die as a result of a traumatic birth injury. Each of these conditions can affect your child, with varying severity. It is very important to note that birth trauma or injury is not the same as a birth defect, which includes conditions that did not develop during childbirth but are instead the result of genetic or environmental factors. If any of the these or other conditions may have been avoided with better medical care, then you could be entitled to compensation that will help alleviate your family’s financial and emotional stress.
If your child suffered from a traumatic birth injury that you suspect was the fault of their healthcare provider, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. You could win money to pay for your child’s current and future medical expenses and expenses related to any disability they have, as well as compensation for their pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. Contact the child injury lawyers at The Benton Law Firm today at (214) 219-4878 to get the legal counsel your family needs to address your baby’s current and future healthcare.