Responding To Avoidable Birth Injuries

There are few things harder to endure than your baby sustaining an injury during childbirth or seeing your wife or child needlessly injured due to medical malpractice.

When a doctor, nurse, or other medical practitioner is negligent in his or her duties, you can seek some justice by holding them accountable through legal action. The financial compensation you may obtain can be used to mitigate the medical bills associated with the traumatic birth injury that a mother or child has sustained.

At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, our attorneys will help you navigate the legal system during a complicated moment in your life, in which you might be facing both the joy of new parenthood and the pain of knowing that your child has entered the world with an avoidable injury.

Respond Forcefully To Medical Malpractice

You do not have to tolerate medical malpractice and the burden it causes you to bare. We can help you seek compensation in response to a wide range of delivery complications, including:

  • Improper vacuum use: Vacuums are a useful tool in assisting the child from exiting the birth canal, but improper use can result in injury.
  • Improper forceps use: Forceps have the potential to cause head injuries as well as nerve damage in the neck and chest.
  • Delayed cesarean sections: Sometimes, an emergency C-section is required to deliver a baby. Recognizing when such an action is necessary requires diligent attention from medical staff.
  • Hypoxia: A tangled umbilical cord is one of several factors that can lead to a lack of oxygen in the child's brain, which in turn can cause long-term mental and physical disabilities.

Mistakes Can Happen Before Delivery

Getting quality prenatal care from an attentive doctor or OB-GYN can mean the difference between catching and treating a serious pregnancy complication prior to delivery or missing it altogether. When OB-GYNs are negligent in their duty of care during prenatal visits, serious complications such as gestational diabetes can be missed, resulting in serious harm to mother and child.

Do I Need An Attorney To File A Lawsuit?

Birth injury cases can be incredibly challenging not just from a legal standpoint but an emotional one as well. Mothers may be in mourning over the death of their baby or struggling to understand what the future holds for their child now that they have a disabling permanent injury. The statute of limitations on these types of cases only make matters worse because if a victim misses the window of time allotted by law, they forfeit their right to recover compensation.

At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, we not only understand the laws at work, we will make sure your claim gets filed on time. We've handled countless medical malpractice claims over the years, helping mothers, fathers and families heal after a serious or fatal birth injury.

Want to see more benefits of hiring an attorney? See what sets our attorneys apart and why you're in good hands with Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas.

Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today

We are committed to helping you hold negligent medical practitioners accountable and recover the maximum compensation you need to move on with your life. To see how Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas can help in your case, contact us online or call us at 330-754-1888 and schedule an initial consultation at our office in Canton, Ohio.