Oklahoma Birth Injury Attorneys
Having a baby requires a great deal of responsibility, which begins even before the actual birth occurs. Not only do these responsibilities apply to the parents, but to medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and other practitioners, who are involved with the prenatal process as well as the birth. The health of the mother-to-be is very important, as it affects the health of the fetus and many circumstances surrounding the baby's birth.
While birth is a very thrilling time for parents-to-be, there are many situations in which a birth can be completely devastating, due to a number of different types of birth injuries caused by medical negligence, oversight on the part of the physician, or malpractice. Families who are the victims of birth injuries may experience a variety of emotional issues regarding the health and well-being of an injured infant or mother, not to mention the substantial financial costs associated with the birth injury.
In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cited that there were more than 4.3 million births in the United States. The birthing process is complex, and requires precise and accurate attention given to it every step of the way. However, such attention is unfortunately not always given to each birth, and injuries often result. Some of the more common types of birth injuries are:
- Facial Paralysis
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Forcep Bruising
- Umbilical Cord Entrapment
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spina Bifida
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Bell's Palsy
- Klumpke's Palsy
- Brain Damage
The injuries themselves are just the beginning of the many other misfortunes that can seriously affect a newborn's way of life. Unfortunately, many birth injuries are life-altering and necessitate the child's family pay for expensive doctor's visits, costly medications, surgeries, physical therapy and other necessary methods of treatment far into the victim's adult years, possibly for his or her entire life. Birth injuries in Oklahoma can also have disastrous effects on a new mother, which can result in additional financial problems.
Under the law, doctors and medical professionals are obligated to implement the utmost care in diagnosing patients, performing accurate tests and suitable procedures, medicating patients, and performing numerous other important duties associated with birth. In situations where these duties and responsibilities are neglected or performed in a reckless manner, and serious birth injuries occur as a result, injured victims may be able to seek compensatory damages from negligent parties who are deemed responsible.
At Maples Law Firm, our Oklahoma birth injury lawyers are experienced in personal injury and medical malpractice laws, and are available to handle cases involving all birth injuries, including labor and delivery malpractice, hospital negligence, and inadequate prenatal screening. Our skilled Oklahoma birth injury attorneys will aggressively defend your rights in a court of law, holding negligent parties accountable for their actions and seeking compensation from them on your behalf. For more information, contact our birth injury law firm today for a free consultation of your Oklahoma birth injury case.
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