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Princeton Attorney for Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

Birth injuries are frightening, traumatic experiences that often cause lifelong disabilities or impairments. There is simply no excuse for a tragedy of this magnitude to happen because of the negligence or incompetence of doctors, nurses or other healthcare professionals, or because inadequate hospital policies and procedures allowed an event to occur that should never have happened. Attorney Kay Bayless in Princeton holds doctors and hospitals accountable for their errors and makes sure that birth injury victims receive all the care they need to deal with the harm that was done to them.

Duty of Care Owed to Mother and Child

Medical professionals have a duty to monitor and care for the mother and the growing fetus at all stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery. At the Bayless Law Firm, we deal with all types of birth injuries which normally occur due to some negligence or fault on the part of the healthcare providers, including:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy/Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Hypoxia/Brain Damage
  • Nerve Damage/Paralysis
  • Peritonitis
  • Pneumonitis

Many professionals are involved in the birth of a child, including obstetricians, nurses, anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetists, and the myriad other hospital or clinic workers who provide secondary functions which may nonetheless prove critical to a safe birth and a healthy baby. These workers should be properly trained and supervised to avoid any errors in the delivery of the child. Some of the most common medical errors that result in birth injuries include:

  • Failure to monitor maternal health
  • Failure to monitor fetal health
  • Failure to provide genetic counseling when indicated by family medical history or other testing
  • Improper use of forceps
  • Improper use of vacuum extractor
  • Improper use of epidural
  • Improper administration of Pitocin to induce labor
  • Delay in ordering c-section in nonproductive birth
  • Ill-advised vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

Get Experienced, Aggressive Representation in West Virginia Birth Injury Cases

A medical malpractice judgment against a doctor is not only costly, but it can severely damage the doctor’s reputation and ability to maintain a successful practice. Doctors and their insurance companies therefore fight hard against claims of medical negligence or incompetence. In addition, birth injury cases can be incredibly complex. These cases require the assistance of an experienced attorney who can understand the medical issues involved and find the best experts to analyze the issues and explain what went wrong. Your attorney must also be able to take that information and make sure it is communicated to the judge and jury in an understandable and compelling fashion. Attorney Kay Bayless has those skills. If your child suffered a birth injury in West Virginia, contact the Bayless Law Firm in Princeton for a no-cost consultation about your needs and your ability to obtain compensation to help you.

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