Medical problems may arise during pregnancy or during delivery that are ignored or inadequately addressed. When a doctor or nurse makes this kind of mistake, the resulting birth injury may be life-altering to the fetus or newborn. In severe cases the baby may die as a result.
The South Carolina birth injury attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda are passionate about fighting for families who have been affected by these medical mistakes. For a free case evaluation, please call us at (803) 828-6100.
Do I Have a Birth Injury Lawsuit?
Complex obstetric malpractice issues that attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda have handled include:
- Failure to diagnose or treat preeclampsia
- Failure to diagnose or treat placental abruption
- Misuse of cervical ripening agents causing uterine rupture
- Failure to monitor twin pregnancy
- Mishandling of shoulder dystocia resulting in brachial plexus or Erb's palsy
- Excessive use of vacuum or forceps resulting in trauma, hemorrhage and brain damage
- Fetal asphyxia
- Improper management of vaginal delivery after C-section (VBAC)
- Failure to diagnose fetal distress and timely delivery by C-section resulting in cerebral palsy
- Excessive use of Pitocin (oxytocin)
These examples of medical malpractice can lead to life-long physical and mental challenges. Your child may need ongoing medical appointments, rehabilitation, in-home assistance and special education. Wheelchairs and other technologies may also be necessary to help your child live with the injury.
Proving Your Birth Injury Case
Birth injury cases are very complex. Proving that a baby was born with impairments because of mistakes made by the doctors or nurses requires ruling out all other causes such as genetic conditions, infection or the normal birthing process. A birth injury case may require 5 to 10 medical and damage experts. The attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda understand what it takes to successfully pursue a meritorious birth injury lawsuit.
Not only will birth injuries affect your child's health and well-being, these injuries can be really expensive to treat – both now and for perhaps years into your child's future. In a case handled by our experienced lawyers, you may be able to recover compensation for all of these expenses, and for other things as well. Your no-obligation consultation with us is free, so you will not have an added financial burden by meeting with us to find out if you have a case.
If you are a parent whose child suffered a birth injury, and you believe a medical professional's negligence or carelessness is to blame, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at (803) 828-6100 for a free case evaluation. We serve Columbia, Kingstree, Myrtle Beach and all of the surrounding areas in South Carolina.