No parent wants to hear that their child has suffered a serious birth injury, and few are prepared for the financial and emotional repercussions that follow. Injuries sustained before, during, and after birth may result in brain damage, nerve damage, severe bruising, bone fractures, or other serious grievances. In many cases, these injuries result in lasting or long-term damage and can seriously alter your baby’s day-to-day life. If you or your child was injured during labor or delivery, find out if you are eligible for compensation.
At Cullan & Cullan, we are dedicated to helping individuals and families who have suffered serious birth injuries. Our legal team is comfortable handling several different types of personal injury cases because we are also certified medical doctors and we know precisely what is at stake for your child. We understand how confusing birth injuries can be, which is why we want to help you identify the medical problem and create a legal plan that best represents your child’s interests.
Ready to take action? Call (602) 900-9483 to discuss your child’s condition and discover what your legal options may be.
Common Types of Labor & Delivery Complications
During the labor process, the mother’s body is under an extreme amount of stress, which is why it is absolutely crucial to monitor her vitals and those of her baby. When the pregnant mother is poorly cared for, or if healthcare professionals make any mistakes, the mother and baby could face serious complications. In some cases, the doctor may fail to perform a Cesarean section if the baby is in distress or if the mother’s labor is not progressing, which could ultimately deprive the baby of oxygen and cause brain damage. These types of errors also put the mother in serious danger and increase her risk of hemorrhage and other life-threatening complications.
Other common types of labor and delivery complications include:
- Preterm labor
- Prolonged labor
- Breech birth
- Placenta previa
- Uterine rupture
- Umbilical cord problems
When any of theses complications occurs, it is the responsibility of the doctor, nurse, or other attending healthcare professionals to identify and treat the issue. Unfortunately, if the complications are not properly handled, the mother and baby could be seriously injured.
Who May Be Liable?
The birthing process can be extremely dangerous when doctors or nurses are inexperienced, under qualified, or if the healthcare facility is ill equipped to handle potential complications. If the mother experiences a complication and the doctor fails to diagnose or treat her in time, the doctor may be liable for the resulting damage. Likewise, if a nurse fails to monitor the patient or handles the baby incorrectly, they may be responsible for the resulting birth injuries. In many cases, the hospital can be found liable for their employees’ negligence, or for failing to uphold safe, lawful medical procedures.
Let Our Dedicated Birth Injury Attorneys Help You
If you or your child suffered a labor or delivery injury in Arizona, our firm wants to help. We have recovered more than $350 million on behalf of our clients and we are dedicated to providing each and every case with the attention it requires. Our team has a history of record-setting verdicts and we want to help ensure that you and your family obtain the justice you deserve.
Contact Cullan & Cullan today to discuss your case with our Phoenix birth injury lawyers.