Birth Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
Giving birth to a child is undoubtedly one of the happiest days of any parent’s life. However, any unexpected complications associated with the birth process may cloud over this joy. Birth injuries have the potential to leave the affected child with serious and permanent disabilities. In the worst case scenario, the child may pass away as a result.
Birth injuries are commonly a result of medical malpractice, and if your child has suffered a health issue due to medical maltreatment at the time of birth, you deserve to claim damages. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff birth injury lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. can help you learn more about and pursue your legal right to compensation. Please call our offices today to speak with an attorney about your situation.
Common Birth Injuries
Our Tucson and Phoenix birth injury attorneys have experience working with a variety of medical malpractice scenarios. We can assist you if you child has been affected by any of the following common birth injuries:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Facial Paralysis
- Brain and Spinal Damage
- Post-natal Infections
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
Causes of Birth Injuries
There are many different causes for injuries sustained at the time of birth. Medical professional should be trained in the proper protocol for dealing with these situations. If proper action is taken, the chances of injury are lessened.
- Problems with delivery
- Exposure to harmful drugs or chemicals during pregnancy
- Large fetal head
- Maternal hips of too small a size
- Too large or small a baby
- Prolonged labor or delivery
While all doctors who work with labor and delivery should be well-trained in the proper procedures for handling the above situations, some may exhibit negligent behavior and fail to administer the proper treatment. When this happens, birth injuries may arise.