Medical Malpractice During Childbirth
A birth injury can be the result of errors made during the prenatal period, during the actual birth of the child or during the neonatal period. These are tragic injuries, injuries that take away a newborn’s chances at a normal life.
At Perey Law Group, our attorneys seek full compensation in birth injury cases. We represent parents in Seattle and throughout Washington in these cases.
Determining Whether Medical Malpractice Took Place
Birth injury cases are extremely challenging. Careful attention in reviewing the electronic fetal heart monitor strips, the medical records, including neonatology and prenatal records needs to take place. In children suffering from the effects of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, microcephally, “failure to thrive,” and other developmental disability, it is important to review the medical records to determine whether the injury could have been prevented. C-section procedures are now commonplace and can save a baby from serious injury. However, the laboring mother must be carefully monitored and the decision to perform a c-section must be made timely to save a baby from dangerous conditions. The challenge our lawyers face is sorting these situations from those in which a doctor made a critical error, such as failing to diagnose a potential problem while conducting check-ups prior to birth or failing to perform a c-section when it is called for. Our commitment to thorough investigation means we can get to the heart of these cases.
Forms of Birth Injury
A birth injury can take many forms. Some of the more common include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage from asphyxiation during birth
- Developmental disability
- Developmental delay
Birth injuries have a permanent impact on a child’s life, our team is committed to getting results in all birth error cases. Our birth-injured clients have obtained the truth and monetary recovery allowing them to purchase or remodel homes so they can live at home with their family, obtain handicap vans for transportation, and obtain health care to increase the quality of their lives.
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in birth injury cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in recovering compensation for you in your birth injury or wrongful death case.
Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or filling out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.