Birth Injury Lawyers
Arizona lawyers protect children who were injured at birth due to medical negligence.
Arizona Birth Injury Lawyers
Birth injuries occur in approximately one to three percent of births in the United States, depending on what is characterized as a birth injury. Many of these injuries go unreported, largely due to a lack of awareness of the causes and symptoms of birth injuries. They may occur during the mother’s pregnancy, at the time of delivery, or in the course of newborn care.
Common causes of birth injuries include improper pre-natal care, failure to diagnose a disease or misdiagnosis of it, improper delay in inducing labor, failure to perform a c-section when required, improper handling of the baby after birth, failure to respond to apparent fetal distress, and improper monitoring and care of the baby following a delivery.
Thankfully, many birth injuries are temporary in nature, with no long-term side effects. Others, however, can be devastating to the baby, his or her parents, and all other family members. Cerebral Palsy is among the most devastating of birth injuries, although its cause often is not the result of birth injury negligence. This condition represents a group of disorders involving movement, learning, hearing, seeing and thinking that result from problems with brain development of a fetus or infant.
Not all Birth Injuries are Caused by Medical Malpractice
As with all potential cases involving poor medical outcomes, we believe we owe it to our clients, the medical community, and society generally to have potential birth injury malpractice claims reviewed in advance by highly qualified, impartial expert physicians. We ask them to tell us whether or not a devastating outcome fell below the standard of care legally required of any particular medical provider.
We take considerable pride in our ability to identify the best available experts with regard to every potential birth injury malpractice claim. This is among the most important elements of a law firm's work in the medical malpractice field.
We recognize our obligation to our clients to fully evaluate claims before a lawsuit is filed. If our evaluations, including the opinions of our experts, reveal that a claim lacks merit, we explain this in detail to our clients, so they will fully understand what happened and why.
On the other hand, if we are persuaded that a poor outcome was the result of a medical provider's negligence, we will use all our expertise and resources to secure justice and compensation for our clients.
We Can Help You
We understand the special complexities of medicine and law that apply to birth injury cases. We also have the resources to stand toe-to-toe with the largest corporations, insurance companies and governments.
Please call or email us for a confidential, no-obligation consultation about your child’s birth injury matter. Our experienced staff of certified injury specialists are ready to help you now, regardless of where you live.
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