The birth of a child should be a joyful occasion, but an act of medical malpractice during childbirth can have long-lasting consequences for infants and their families.
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office understand the far-reaching physical, emotional and financial impacts of birth injuries. If you live in the greater Louisville, Kentucky, or Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas and your newborn suffered injuries resulting from medical negligence, our medical negligence lawyers may be able to hold the responsible healthcare providers accountable for their actions and recover the financial security you need.
For a free evaluation of your claim, please call us at 812-282-8500 or locally at (502) 222-2222 today.
Types of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries caused by medical negligence are different from birth defects. Birth defects typically develop during pregnancy and are often the result of genetic factors; birth injuries are caused by a healthcare provider's carelessness and may occur prior to delivery or during post-childbirth care.
Medical malpractice lawsuits that stem from birth injuries are commonly related to:
The birth injury attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office work with families on a personal level. We take the time to understand the long-term effects of your child's injury so we can aggressively pursue fair financial compensation.
Factors in Birth Injuries
While there is no justifiable cause for preventable birth injuries, there are a number of factors that can contribute to birth injuries. Common causes of birth injuries include:
- Failure to provide proper prenatal care
- Failure to recognize fetal distress
- Failure to perform a Caesarean section when indicated
- Failure to respond to hypoxia, or lack of oxygen
- Improper use of forceps or other medical devices
- Improper delivery techniques
If your infant was injured during the childbirth process, please contact the Karl Truman Law Office today by completing the form on this page or calling us at 812-282-8500 or (502) 222-2222 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to represent clients from the Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas.