Information Center: Birth Injuries

There is nothing more traumatic than your child suffering a birth injury. If you have questions about initiating a birth injury case, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

Information About Birth Injury Cases

Harm caused to a newborn child is nothing short of tragic. When that harm is caused by the negligence of a doctor, it is called medical malpractice. At Perey Law Group, you will find a team of lawyers with the experience to hold doctors accountable in these catastrophic cases.

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Birth Injuries - An Overview

When having a child, the last thing parents want or need to worry about is the possibility of their baby being harmed during the delivery. While most births go smoothly, some have complications. It is estimated that five out of every 1,000 children born in the U.S. will suffer some type of birth injury. Birth injuries can range from minor, like bruising, to a life-altering diagnosis of cerebral palsy. If your child was injured at birth, contact Perey Law Group, PLLC in Seattle, Washington to learn more about your legal options. A lawyer experienced in birth injury litigation can help you understand your rights. Birth Injuries - An Overview continues

Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts

Not all birth injuries or defects can be prevented, but a mother has some power to increase her chance of having a healthy baby. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant. If your child was injured at birth, consult an attorney to learn about your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in birth injury litigation, like those at Perey Law Group, PLLC in Seattle, Washington, can explain your available legal remedies.

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Responsible Parties in Birth Injury Cases

If your child suffered a birth injury, there are several parties who may be responsible for your child’s injuries, including the treating physician, assisting staff and the hospital. To learn more about the possibilities for your birth injury case, contact a personal injury attorney at Perey Law Group in Seattle, Washington. A lawyer experienced in birth injury cases can discuss your options with you.

Physician

The first party who may be liable for your child’s birth injury is the doctor who performed the delivery. If the doctor failed to meet the standard of care in the delivery of the child, he or she may be liable for any resulting injuries. Responsible Parties in Birth Injury Cases continues

Prescription Medications

If you or a loved one is pregnant and taking prescription medication, one of the best ways to prevent a birth defect or injury to your baby is to understand the prescription process and prescriptions themselves. Prescription medications can be confusing, dangerous and expensive. If your child was injured at birth, consult an attorney to learn about your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in birth injury litigation and medical drug liability, like those at Perey Law Group, PLLC in Seattle, Washington, can explain your rights and options to you.

Prescriptions: The Basics

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Cerebral Palsy & Erb's Palsy

Some of the most common birth injuries are two very different conditions known as cerebral palsy and Erb’s (or brachial) palsy. Cerebral and Erb’s palsy are often the result of complications during child delivery itself, though cerebral palsy also can occur before or after delivery. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy and you believe it was caused by your doctor’s negligence, contact Perey Law Group, PLLC in Seattle, Washington. An attorney experienced in birth injury cases can help you understand your legal options.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control muscle movement and coordination. Cerebral Palsy & Erb's Palsy continues

Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Injuries

Q: What’s the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury?

A: Birth injuries are generally caused by something that went wrong during delivery itself, while birth defects usually involve harm to a baby that arose prior to birth due to something that happened during or before the pregnancy. Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Injuries continues

Birth Injuries Resource Links

KidsHealth.org
Provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

The Food and Drug Law Institute
Examines the laws, regulations and policies related to drugs, medical devices, other health care technologies and foods. Birth Injuries Resource Links continues