Arizona Birth Injury Lawyers
The birth of a child is a monumental event that spreads hope and joy throughout your family. We put our faith in doctors and hospital staff to protect infants. And when a doctor, nurse, or someone on the delivery team makes a mistake that harms a child, it can cause birth injuries that last a lifetime.
If you think your child may have been harmed by medical negligence, contact the dedicated Arizona birth injury attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. today. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation and file claims to help you recover damages from anyone who carelessly hurt your infant.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.
A birth injury is any type of physical harm suffered by a child that occurs during labor and delivery. There are well established rules and protocols to protect infants. Everyone on the delivery team should be trained to know what to do in different situations. And hospitals are required to have procedures that ensure flawless communication between delivery team members.
Medical negligence occurs when the OB/GYN, a midwife, or someone else working in the delivery room deviates from the accepted standards of their profession. Examples of medical malpractice caused by negligence include:
- Delayed C-section
- Communication errors
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper use of vacuum extractor
- Prescribing or administering the wrong medication
- Improperly twisting or pulling the baby’s head or neck
- Failure to perform a necessary C-section
- Failure to diagnose maternal medical conditions
- Failure to properly monitor the baby for distress
- Failure to provide the infant with oxygen after delivery
- Failure to properly respond to umbilical cord complications
Nobody at the hospital is going to tell you they made a mistake that will impact your child for the rest of their life. But birth injuries can dramatically impair your child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development.
Children with birth injuries often require a lifetime of medical care and living assistance. They may undergo frequent medical procedures and depend on prosthetics, wheelchairs, hearings aids, and other types of devices. The total cost of your child’s injuries can be astronomical.
Examples of frequently occurring birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injury (Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy)
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain damage
- Facial paralysis
- Nerve damage
Your Arizona medical malpractice attorney will conduct a complete review of the medical treatment you received throughout pregnancy. We’ll review your medical records, interview witnesses, and consult with medical experts. If it turns out your child’s injuries were caused by medical negligence, we can seek damages against the responsible parties, including doctors, nurses, staff, and hospital administrators.
The insurance companies will try to minimize the damages. But our attorneys will present them with a life care plan that carefully outlines the total expenses caused by medical malpractice.
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our trial attorneys have won millions and millions of dollars for our clients. Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule a free consultation today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.