Helping Birth Injury Victims Seek Justice
When a child is injured during the birth process, he or she may be affected for an entire lifetime. In such cases, it is important to take legal action with the help of a Phoenix birth injury attorney — not only to hold the doctor accountable for mistakes he or she made, but also to help your child get the resources needed for a lifetime of care.
At Harris Powers & Cunningham, our birth injury lawyers can help. Our team of experienced attorneys has the resources, knowledge and experience to help our clients achieve the best possible results for their birth injury cases.
Contact our office in Phoenix today and schedule a FREE consultation. You can reach us online or by calling 602-910-6779. If your child’s birth injury is the result of medical negligence, our lawyers never hesitate to take strong and effective legal action.
Holding Doctors Accountable For Their Mistakes
Birth injuries may result from a broad range of negligent acts by doctors and other health care providers, including:
- Not monitoring or responding to changes in fetal heart rate
- Failure to manage a delayed delivery correctly
- Mechanical problems
- Early discharge from the hospital
- Negligent use of forceps or vacuum pumps
- Undetected oxygen deprivation, which can result in hypoxia
- Strangulation by the umbilical cord
- Failure to manage a high-risk delivery correctly
- Failing to recognize fetal distress
- Failing to perform a cesarean section as needed
These negligent actions can lead to several serious ― and often long-term ― injuries and/or conditions, including cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, head injuries, fractures, Erb’s palsy and injuries to the spinal cord, just to name a few.
Seek Help Today
Sometimes, medical care professionals fail to diagnose or properly treat conditions that arise during pregnancy, which can lead to birth injuries. When doctors fail to identify that something is going wrong, they may also be committing malpractice.
Take the first step in determining whether or not you have a medical malpractice claim related to a birth injury in Arizona. Contact one of our attorneys today for help.