Birth Injuries — Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury Attorneys
What could be more wonderful that the birth of your child? The anticipation, planning, and months of excitement all lead up to a single moment. This should be a joyful occasion. Sadly, for some families, a healthcare provider’s negligence can turn your child’s birth into an event of uncertainty, loss, and devastation.
Before your child is born – and at every stage during your labor – you are entitled to the best care available. Doctors, nurses, and attending hospital staff all have a duty to provide a standard of care that holds you and your baby’s health as the top priority. Unfortunately, busy hospitals, inept personnel, and faulty equipment sometimes result in preventable birth injures.
Birth injuries are considered medical malpractice if it can be proven that the doctor or attending hospital staff failed to anticipate and properly treat the unique problems that led to your child’s birth injury.
How Birth Injuries Happen
Birth injury can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Lack of oxygen
- Too much medication
- Improper fetal monitoring
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Improper use of delivery equipment
- Too much force incorrectly applied to the baby
- Failure to detect prenatal infection or another medical condition
If your child was born with an injury that you believe could have been prevented, you have a right to seek compensation for your child’s future. Medical expenses, specialized therapy and schooling, and other financial considerations should all be taken into account in a birth injury case.
How Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Can Help
Norfolk birth injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley are dedicated to helping families who have suffered from the negligent actions of healthcare providers. By working with a team of medical experts, we can comb over every detail of your prenatal care and delivery, spotting any instance of negligence and following through with the necessary evidence to construct a strong case on your behalf.
We know how we would feel if our own children suffered a birth injury, and that empathy drives us to fight tooth and nail to secure the maximum amount of compensation that your child and your family is owed. You can trust that your birth injury case is in capable and committed hands at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.
If your child suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with Norfolk birth injury lawyers John Cooper or Jim Hurley.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, representing injured victims throughout Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, and the Hampton Roads area. (Please be sure to schedule an appointment before visiting our Virginia Beach location.)