Birth Injury Litigation
Complications during the birthing process are not uncommon. Medical professionals who work in obstetrics are specially trained to identify and respond to potential complications before they result in injury. When they fail to respond appropriately and your infant is injured as a result, you may be entitled to seek compensation for all of the financial and emotional suffering that any negligent care might have caused.
Tom and Stephen have been helping families impacted by birth injures for over three decades. Our Seattle & Tacoma area birth injury lawyers are prepared to investigate the circumstances surrounding your child’s injury, identify all liable parties, and fight to recover for your family the compensation deserved.
Types of Birth Injury Lawsuits
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Brain damage such as Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
These injuries may require both immediate and long-term medical care. They may prevent your child from reaching his or her potential and necessitate special schooling and care. In addition, birth injuries will undoubtedly have a significant emotional and financial cost on your entire family. You and your child deserve justice. Our birth injury attorneys are prepared to fight for your rights and see that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Birth Injuries
It is important to understand that a birth injury is different from a birth defect. Birth defects may be genetic or caused by dangerous drugs taken during pregnancy. Birth injuries are generally caused by negligence. Common causes of birth injuries include:
- Failure to properly monitor vital signs and respond to fetal distress
- Improper use of delivery instruments or excessive force used during delivery
- Failure to ensure proper oxygen flow during labor and delivery
- Failure to perform a necessary C-Section
- Improper use of Pitocin
Our lawyers have witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by nursing home abuse and neglect. We feel a sense of outrage that the staff and administration at certain nursing homes perpetrate and allow these horrific acts to continue, and we are committed to fighting for the rights of nursing home abuse victims. Hopefully, our efforts can help impact some meaningful change in the accountability standards of many of our nation’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
DO I HAVE A CASE?
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Please call (425) 679-0742 or contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free nursing home abuse and neglect consultation. The firm has litigated cases in Washington, Tennessee, and Texas. We accept cases from all states across the country.
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