Labor and Delivery Injuries
Our Mobile, AL birth injury attorneys can help
Women face a wide range of risks when giving birth to a child. That's why most women choose to give birth to a baby in a hospital. In case of a complication before or during labor or delivery, obstetricians, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals are there and ready to respond in a crisis.
Unfortunately, sometimes their efforts aren't enough. The result - many newborn children are born with serious birth injuries that can have lifelong consequences. Knowing what to do in such a situation as a parent can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you're not alone.
At Braswell Murphy LLC of Mobile, our Alabama delivery injury attorneys have years of experience dealing with legal cases involving serious birth injuries. We understand how the legal system works in the state and what strategies often work best for securing a financial settlement that your family needs and deserves.
Common labor and delivery injuries
During labor and delivery, babies can sustain serious and permanent injuries. Some of the most common labor and delivery injuries include:
- Brain damage
- Brachial Plexus injury (nerve damage in the neck)
- Cerebral palsy (muscle disorder caused by brain injury)
- Erb's palsy (paralysis of the upper arm)
- Facial paralysis
- Wrongful death
What causes these injuries?
Birth injuries during delivery or labor happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Delays during delivery
- Misuse of medical instruments
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Delayed C-Section
- Dystocia (fetus in abnormal position)
There are many types of birth injuries that occur during labor or delivery. And each one requires its own unique strategy. That's why it's important that you talk to an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible. That's why we urge you to contact us right away.
We put your family's interests first
The biggest reason why you need a lawyer on your side is because many medical professionals often refuse to admit wrongdoing if your baby sustained an injury during delivery or labor. They often claim they did everything they could. It was simply an accident.
Don't take their word for it. Our legal team can investigate your case and evaluate all the facts - including ultrasound readings, X-rays and other medical records. Often, there were warning signs that something wasn't quite right but doctors failed to notice them or take them seriously. We also regularly consult with medical experts to get their opinion on what went wrong.
There's often a lot at stake in such cases. Doctors and hospitals know this. That's why they often have teams of attorneys defending their position. We know how to take them on and hold hospitals accountable for their actions. And if they refuse to cooperate, we can take them to court if necessary. Find out how we can help you. Schedule your free case evaluation today.