Jackson, MS Birth Injury Lawyers
Birth Trauma Attorneys Serving Jackson and Beyond
The birth of a child is one of the most exciting times for a family, and advances in science and technology lead people to expect a healthy newborn. Results, however, do not always meet expectations. While we place a great deal of trust in medical professionals to carry out their job responsibilities in a reasonable and appropriate manner, medical practitioners can make mistakes, sometimes leading to birth injuries. If you suspect your child’s birth injury was caused by negligent care of a doctor or other medical practitioner, contact the Jackson birth injury lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. At our Jackson, Mississippi, office, we know what it takes to provide the individual and attentive legal representation you deserve.
What Causes Birth Injuries?
There are a number of different types of birth injuries, ranging in severity. Some are obvious and immediately apparent, like bruises, broken bones, injuries due to forceps or vacuum extraction, and lacerations. Others are discovered over time, including soft bulges in a baby’s head, seizures, spastic motions, jaundice, and problems eating. Cerebral Palsy can be discovered at or following birth. If you observe abnormalities or troubling symptoms in your child, you should seek the opinion of a qualified doctor immediately.
Birth injuries can occur during labor, delivery, or sometime thereafter. Some birth injuries are a result of a complex set of facts, while others are simpler in nature. Oxygen deprivation is one of the leading causes of some of the most severe birth injuries, and is associated with the vast majority of brain related birth injuries. Delayed birth, also known as prolonged labor, is another leading cause of birth injuries. Our birth injury attorneys can assist Jackson residents through our access to expert witnesses who can review medical records to determine what caused your child to get hurt. In addition to the causes of birth injuries listed above, medical malpractice is a possibility. While medical practitioners are trained to know the intricacies of pregnancy and childbirth, they do not always rise to the appropriate standard of medical care.
Recovering in a Birth Injury Case
If a doctor’s error caused your child to suffer a permanent injury, financial compensation may be available. There are a wide range of damages, both economic and non-economic, that can be recovered in a lawsuit in Mississippi. Economic damages include objectively quantifiable losses, such as medical expenses, loss of income from caring for your child, the child’s loss of earning capacity, and loss of economic opportunity. Non-economic damages include more intangible, yet still important, damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
The damages portion of birth injury cases is often complex. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we have access to qualified experts in the fields of medicine and economics to help assess your situation and testify as to damages sustained by you and your child. Representing people throughout the Jackson area, our birth injury lawyers understand that every birth injury case is unique and are sensitive to the nuances of each particular situation. We take pride in leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of a personal injury case.
Birth injuries can happen as a result of a simple, yet harmful mistake. There are a number of potentially liable parties in a birth injury case. The legal doctrine known as respondeat superior provides that an employer is liable for the actions of an employee, provided the employee was acting within the scope of employment. Therefore, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and the hospital itself could all be liable. To ensure all defendants are identified, you will want a skilled lawyer who has handled medical malpractice cases in Mississippi courts.
Consult With an Attorney Today at No Cost
Parents – know you are not alone. Our Jackson birth injury attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process. Having already recovered over $1.5 billion for our clients through settlements and court verdicts, we have the resources necessary to ensure your legal rights are protected. In addition to Jackson, we serve cities and communities throughout the area, including Clinton, Raymond, Madison, and Pearl. To set up a free consultation with one of our dedicated personal injury attorneys, contact our office toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.