When Birth Injuries Strike
Many moms and dads enjoy telling their baby’s birth story. Each parent’s level of detail may vary, but the story always ends with the birth of a newborn.
For some parents, their baby’s birth story is painful and traumatic. For some parents, that story ends with injuries and disabling conditions.
Cranwell & Moore P.L.C. in Roanoke, Virginia, is here to offer the experienced and compassionate guidance your family deserves in this type of medical malpractice claim. While you never wanted your child’s life story to begin with a birth injury, we can make a commitment to help your family adjust to this as much as possible.
What Is A Birth Injury?
A birth injury is an injury that a baby or mother suffers before, during or immediately following labor and delivery. The causes of the injuries can often be traced to an obstetrician’s or nurse’s failure to spot fetal distress or perform a cesarean section in a timely manner.
Babies can suffer many types of injuries during labor and delivery. Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common results of negligence and error during birth. It is caused by lack of oxygen to the brain and results in lifelong brain damage and disability. CP affects:
- Body movement
- Muscle coordination
- Motor skills
- Speaking skills
It is always serious, but the level of severity ranges from child to child.
We know that CP and other types of birth injury have a dramatic effect on entire families. Our lawyers can seek maximum compensation that takes into account the entirety of your child’s life, quality of life and unique medical needs.