Pregnancy, labor, and delivery care can result in horrific injuries if the medical providers are negligent. Babies can be asphyxiated prior to delivery, resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy, or suffer traumatic damage to their limbs if not handled properly. The mother’s well-being is at risk as well.
These cases are extremely complex, but the Rhode Island birth injury lawyers at Decof, Decof & Barry have extensive experience in these challenging and complex cases. We have secured multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients in a range of birth injury matters, including brachial plexus nerve injuries, vacuum extractor injuries, and brain damage. While these results are no guarantee for future recoveries, they serve as proof of our competence in and dedication to this important area.
To find out how we can help with your birth injury case, call (401) 200-4059.
Proving Fault in a Birth Injury Case
Birth injury and other medical negligence cases are notoriously difficult to prove, considering their technical nature and the fact that the plaintiff must show that the defendant failed to provide standard medical care in the circumstances. It can be difficult to prove exactly what happened in the delivery room, but our decades of experience in this field and our access to experts in medicine and obstetrics can help us expose substandard care and establish fault.
Our experience includes work in the following types of birth injury cases, among others:
- Birth asphyxia
- Cerebral palsy
- Traumatic delivery
- Shoulder dystocia
- Vacuum extractor and forceps injuries
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Placental abruption
- Newborn death
- Maternal death
- Preeclampsia and eclampsia
- Anesthesia errors
- Fetal monitoring mistakes
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- C-section errors
- Delayed C-section
- Failure to diagnose and treat infections and other medical conditions
Your child deserves the best care, and recovering a fair settlement or award can help ensure that you are able to provide for his or her treatment, support, and well-being – for life.
Call (401) 200-4059 for a free consultation with one of our Rhode Island birth injury attorneys.