A birth is usually a joyous occasion for most families. However, two lives—a mother and her newborn—are in the hands of others during labor and delivery. Because of certain hospital birthing practices, the U.S. has one of the worst possible rates of infant mortality of any industrialized country. The United States has an infant mortality rate that is higher than Cuba, Serbia, Guam, or Slovakia.
Injuries to the Mother
Sometimes a doctor’s negligence causes the mother to be injured prior to the birth of the baby. For example, if a doctor doesn’t take into consideration a mother’s high blood pressure prior to delivery (preeclampsia), and the mother has a seizure during the delivery (a common occurrence with preeclampsia), then the mother may have a medical malpractice claim to recover injuries caused by the seizure. Another medical malpractice claim may involve the doctor’s negligence in failing to control excessive maternal blood loss post-delivery.
Injuries to the Infant
A medical personnel’s negligence may lead to devastating injuries for a newborn. Ranging from small injuries to brain injuries, infants have a cognizable medical malpractice claim when the parents sue on behalf of the child. Birth injuries cause family members a large amount of anguish and pain. Injuries to an infant can impair the child to the degree that he or she is dependent on others for life.
How Beauchamp Law Can Help You
All law firms are not created equal. If you or your baby has suffered a birth injury due to a medical professional’s negligence, then the Arizona personal injury attorneys of Oracle Law Group are ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
While other law offices will have a paralegal evaluate your case, Beauchamp Law will always have an attorney evaluate your personal injury claim. We have a Registered Nurse on staff, who is also a licensed attorney, that brings compassion and warmth to our legal services.
We understand that this is a stressful time in your life, so we will try to alleviate some of that stress by keeping you apprised of what is happening with your case so you can make informed, educated decisions when necessary. You pay zero fees unless you recover.
We serve clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale and other cities throughout the State of Arizona.
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