Jackson Birth Injury Lawyer
An Established Firm for Birth Injury Representation
Birth injuries are injuries that happen to the mother or baby during the birthing process. There are many, many types of injuries, but the most common are that can happen during birth.
Some injuries and some bad outcomes are not preventable. However, when negligence is the cause of an injury or death, then it is time to take action. If your doctor did not follow the appropriate procedures, did not administer medication or take other action correctly, or ignored red flags or warning signs, these may be indications of negligence. Speak with a member of our team in a complimentary consultation to determine whether your injury (or your child’s injury) was due to negligence.
When a Baby Is Hurt During Birth
When those who are in charge – doctors and nurses – fail to adhere to the protocol or fail to provide the care that is entrusted to them and a baby gets hurt, it is time to consult with an attorney. Why? For three reasons: One, you, your child, and your family deserve to know the truth about the injury. Two, if a medical provider is making serious mistakes, there may be underlying causes that need to be investigated so that no one else gets hurt.
Lastly, if the injury that was caused is serious and requires surgeries, prolonged care, or another treatment, this can incur significant cost to you that you may not be in a position to undertake.
We will work diligently to ensure your child receives the care needed. We will also hold the responsible parties accountable.
Causes & Types of Birth Injuries
Many things happen during a birth. Some of these injuries are minor and will heal in a few days. Other injuries take more time or endure for months, years, or a lifetime.
Birth injuries are caused by a wide range of actions or inactions. These include the failure to diagnose, monitor, or plan for a C-section. Misusing instruments or using excessive force can also hurt a baby. Exposure to bacteria, lack of oxygen, and respiratory distress can also cause injury.
We can help if your child was injured. We assist with:
- Brain, nerve, and spine damage, including cerebral and Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder and brachial injuries and bone fractures
- Oxygen deprivation
- Caput succedaneum
- Horner’s syndrome
Many surgeries are more effective when a baby is months old. Early intervention and physical therapy can work to ensure healthy muscle development. We will aggressively pursue the care your baby needs to grow and thrive.
Reach out to our firm using our website contact email. Whether you are in Jackson, Mississippi, metro area, and the surrounding communities, our team is ready to meet your legal needs. John F. Hawkins is licensed in Georgia as well as Mississippi, and can handle injury claims in both states.