Birth Injury Attorney
Experienced Representation for Birth Injury Cases
Birth injuries are just one of the many possible results of medical malpractice. Birth injuries are extremely serious, and have the potential to permanently affect a child’s quality of life. If your child has suffered a birth injury due to hospital or doctor medical malpractice, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim against the responsible parties to recover damages. By filing a birth injury lawsuit, you can obtain the compensation you need to care for your child and pay for his or her medical expenses both now and in the future. Structured settlements can increase the recovery by as much as 20 times the settlement to provide guaranteed payments to the child for life.
Birth Injuries in Mason City, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines
Birth injuries typically occur during the delivery or birth process when the delivering physician or medical team does not act appropriately and does not follow the accepted medical standards of care. Lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain during delivery (hypoxia or asphyxia) may lead to significant birth injuries. If there is an unnecessary delay in the delivery by failing to interpret the monitor strips, by failing to do a caesarean section delivery rather than a vaginal delivery, or for some other unnecessary delay, a birth injury to the brain or other parts of the body may occur. Birth injuries also occur when the umbilical cord is compressed during delivery, the placenta separates before delivery, or the uterus is ruptured. If the baby is not delivered quickly under these emergencies, a significant birth injury to the brain will most likely occur.
The sad reality is that many birth injuries ultimately result in wrongful death. If your child has died due to a birth injury, we can help you file a wrongful death claim against the hospital or doctor responsible for causing the injury.
Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer
You can depend on us at McGuire Law, PLC to provide you with the experienced legal counsel and dedicated representation you need to file a successful birth injury claim. We have a great deal of experience handling birth injury cases in Des Moines, Mason City, and Cedar Rapids, and know how to properly litigate these types in order to recover maximum compensation. In exercising your right to bring a lawsuit against the obstetrician, nurse, doctor, or hospital, you can ensure that your child has a brighter and better future – and that the responsible party is held liable for what they have done.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss filing an injury claim, please
contact a birth injury attorney
at McGuire Law, PLC today!