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Although most childbirths occur without adverse outcomes, there are a number of complications that can arise during pregnancy and delivery. When healthcare providers make unnecessary mistakes or provide substandard care, it can cause serious injuries to the mother, infant, or both. If your newborn was injured because of the negligence of a medical professional, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The Alabama birth injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. have more than 65 years of collective experience malpractice claims involving pharmaceutical errors, surgical mistakes, birth injuries, and misdiagnoses. We have the skills, resources, and knowledge to help medical malpractice victims hold their providers accountable and fight to secure the maximum compensation possible for their injuries. Call us today at (205) 933-1500 to find out how we can help you.
Birth injuries can result because of malpractice during prenatal care, labor and delivery, or post-delivery/neonatal care. According to a landmark study of obstetric-related malpractice cases from 2005 to 2009, the most common claims involved delay in treatment of fetal distress, improper performance of vaginal delivery, and improper management of pregnancy. The study revealed that birth injuries are generally the result of a series of errors by a team of hospital staff rather than a single mistake by a clinician.
Some of examples of obstetric errors include, but are not limited to:
There are approximately three infants born with a birth injury per hour in the United States. The most common types of preventable birth injuries that are closely associated with medical malpractice are:
At Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C., our compassionate team of medical malpractice attorneys can explain your legal options and answer any questions you or your family may have during this challenging time. We have a proven track record of success in medical malpractices cases, including numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million.
If you believe your newborn was harmed due to medical error or negligence, please give us a call today at (205) 933-1500 for a free consultation with one of our skilled medical malpractice lawyers in Alabama.