The health of a newborn child is, without a doubt, the most important concern for expecting parents. The amount of sacrifice and care that goes into nurturing a pregnancy is done with the intention that children will be born into this world happy and healthy. Unfortunately, obstetricians, doctors, and medical staff can be fallible. When mistakes do happen, newborns and mothers can suffer injuries or illnesses that can result in the need for serious medical procedures and treatments and the possibility for life-long medical care. Just as medical employees have a great deal of responsibility to competently handle child birth procedures, they must also be held responsible for any injuries that occurred as a direct result of their negligence. How can they be held responsible? Victims can contact a Las Vegas birth injury attorney from Shook & Stone to discuss proceeding with legal action.
It is reported that for every 1,000 births in the U.S., at least 7 births result in mild to severe birth injuries that could have been prevented. There are numerous types of birth injuries, but some of the more-common birth-related injuries and illnesses include, cerebral palsy, brain damage, brachial plexus palsy, temporary paralysis, fractured bones, and facial bruising or paralysis. Injuries can range in severity from minor injuries and illnesses to life-altering injuries; some injuries can result in wrongful death.
While there are many causes for birth injuries that result from uncontrollable forces or conditions, medical malpractice or human error can cause an otherwise healthy child to suffer an injury or illness. When doctors fail to adequately handle birth complications, either in the mother or the child, they fail to act responsibly and can therefore be held liable. In addition, unnecessary delays in medical actions, misuse of medical instruments and forceps, improper drug administration during labor, or any other form of improper care during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or the immediate handling of a newborn must also require doctors to be held liable for any injuries or illnesses that occurred.
Shook & Stone understands that birth injuries can be a highly emotional experience. All our skilled Las Vegas birth injury lawyers make it a point to provide you with a friendly and understanding environment in which to discuss these difficult situations and will work toward gaining the compensation you deserve. By assessing your case, thoroughly investigating all circumstances, and determining the extent of negligence, our firm can assist you in filing a personal injury or medical malpractice claim. Birth injuries are extremely serious, and hospitals and medical professionals must be held responsible for injuries or illnesses that could have been prevented. If you or a loved one has experienced any form of injury or illness during the pregnancy, delivery, or immediate aftercare process, it is crucial that you bring your case to the attention of an experienced and compassionate Nevada injury attorney from Shook & Stone.
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