Little Rock Birth Injuries
Health Care Negligence Attorneys in Arkansas
No parent ever expects something bad to happen to their child during birth – especially if the doctors have told you there is nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made by medical professionals resulting in tragic consequences. Labor or birth injuries due to medical negligence may result in death or leave the newborn with permanent disabling injuries. If your child was harmed during childbirth or passed away during delivery, call the Little Rock birth injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. For over 30 years, our attorneys have represented thousands of clients who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence and have assisted countless parents recover for injuries to their children. As one of the largest personal injury firms in the region, we have the resources and experience to handle the complexities of medical malpractice cases and the fortitude to represent our clients no matter how significant their injuries may be.
Examples of Birth Injuries
Certain measures must be taken and decisions must be made during and before childbirth to ensure a safe delivery. Sadly, some medical professionals fail to follow the relevant standard of care that other medical professionals in the community follow, which results in tragic injuries to the newborn. If the child survives, the injuries sustained could have lifelong effects that prevent the child from fully developing. As a parent, it is important be aware of the possible injuries that are commonly referred to as birth injuries:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Brain damage
- Erb’s Palsy
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PHHN)
- Brachial Plexus
Birth Injury Lawsuits Under Arkansas Law
If your child has suffered from any of the conditions mentioned above, a birth injury attorney in the Little Rock area may be able to help. Your child may be entitled to compensation for the negligent actions that caused the birth injury to occur. Our attorneys have the resources to consult with experts, who can identify signs that negligence occurred such as failure to perform a timely C-section, using too much force during delivery, not letting the newborn get enough oxygen during delivery, failure to recognize a baby’s distress in utero, and incorrectly measuring the size of the child.
Infant injury cases are extremely complex and require a careful examination of the facts surrounding the birth and an in-depth understanding of the medical procedure itself. The burden is on the injured party’s family to show that the medical doctor, nurse, or other medical professional breached the relevant standard of care in the community and thereby caused the injury to occur.
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our birth injury attorneys take that burden off of families. We use our resources and years of experience to investigate, develop, and advocate the case on our client’s behalf. We understand the importance of proving the victim’s damages, which normally include medical costs, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. To show the full extent of damages, we can consult with a variety of experts, such as vocational economists. Our lawyers have experience handling medical malpractice cases in court, including depositions, motions, and jury trials.
Retain an Experienced Birth Injury Lawyer in Little Rock
Everyone makes mistakes, and doctors and nurses are no different. If they do make a mistake, and your child is injured during childbirth as a result, the consequences can be severe. To learn how we can help you, call our medical negligence attorneys today. Children diagnosed with birth injuries often require medical treatment for the rest of their lives. Moreover, these injuries commonly prevent the child from working later on in life and enjoying life to the fullest. For a free consultation with one of our Little Rock birth injury attorneys, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. NST is a large regional personal injury law firm, serving families and children in the greater Little Rock area, Pulaski County, and other communities throughout Arkansas.