Lexington Birth Injury Lawyer
Representing Parents of Injured Babies
A birth injury is perhaps one of the most devastating scenarios a family may face. Emotionally, it can be incredibly difficult to see a child suffer from a disability knowing that it could have been prevented. Financially, a birth injury can place severe strain on a family due to ongoing bills for medical care and continued care at home. An injured child may require years of surgeries, therapy, and long-term care that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more over the course of a lifetime. When an injury has been caused by a careless doctor, they may be guilty of medical malpractice and should be held responsible.
Common causes of preventable birth injuries include:
- Incorrect use of forceps and vacuum extractors
- Failure to order and carry out a necessary C-section
- Failure to identify signs of fetal distress
- Failure to identify and treat a maternal infection
- Incorrect administration of Pitocin
Doctors and other medical providers have a responsibility to provide a standard level of care to patients. When they fail in this duty, they may be held liable for any injuries that result. If your child was born with a physical or cognitive injury that could have been prevented, you have legal options. We encourage you to contact Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC to speak with a Lexington birth injury attorney about a potential birth injury lawsuit. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, and other damages.
Call today to request a free consultation: (859) 534-9327.
Types of Birth Injuries
Negligent medical care during pregnancy, labor, and deliver can result in a number of different types of birth injuries. At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn, we handle birth injury cases involving:
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Shoulder dystocia
- Broken bones
- Prescription errors
Fighting for Injured Children & Their Families
Obstetrical doctors and nurses are trained to watch for signs of potential birth complications and to act quickly when they see those signs. Without prompt attention, a baby can suffer a loss of oxygen that can put its health and life at risk. At our firm, our attorneys have the experience, commitment, and resources to pursue birth injury lawsuits against negligent care providers. Our ultimate goal is to bring you maximum compensation so that you have the financial resources you need to ensure your child’s continued care.
Contact us today to discuss your case with an attorney.