Wyoming Birth injury Attorneys
When it comes to the health of your child, there’s no room for error. Doctors, nurses, and everyone working in the delivery room has an obligation to maintain the highest standards of their profession.
An error made by the delivery team can have a devastating impact on the life of your child, resulting in physical, developmental, or cognitive impairment which may require a lifetime of living assistance and specialized medical treatment. That’s why hospitals are required to hire qualified personnel and create procedures that eliminate mistakes.
Hospitals will often try to hide medical malpractice. But our award-winning trial attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will conduct a thorough investigation to find out the truth. Then we can file claims against anyone who harmed your child to help you get the money you need to cover the cost of their injuries.
Call (303) 759-9945 to learn more today.
A birth injury is an injury that occurs during labor and delivery.
Medical negligence occurs when someone in the delivery room makes a poor decision or fails to act at a crucial moment during the delivery process. Birth injuries that frequently result from medical negligence include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brachial Plexus injury (Erb’s Plasy or Klumpke’s Plasy)
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
- Umbilical cord complications
- Shoulder dystocia
- Epidural injury
- Nerve damage
- Facial paralysis
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain damage
The people who work in the delivery are highly trained professionals. And hospitals are expected to monitor staff to prevent birth injuries from occurring.
Your Wyoming birth injury attorney will analyze medical records, interview witnesses, and consult with medical experts to determine if your child’s injuries were caused by medical malpractice. Examples of birth injury malpractice include:
- Delayed C-section
- Improperly handling the child in the birth canal
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction
- Failure to provide oxygen after delivery
- Failure to properly monitor the baby for distress
- Failure to screen for infection and other risk factors
- Failure to respond to hazardous umbilical cord conditions
To prove that the injuries were caused by negligence, your attorney will have to demonstrate that someone at the hospital acted improperly. This means their actions deviated from the accepted standards of their profession.
Your attorney can file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions harmed your child, including:
- Delivery room staff
- Nurse midwives
- Hospital administrators
- Manufacturers of defective medical devices
A birth injury is a tragic event that may cause severe disabilities for your child. The expenses that result from a birth injury can lead to extreme financial hardship for the victim’s family. But you shouldn’t have to pay for medical bills caused by someone else’s careless behavior.
There are no limitations on the amount of money that can be awarded for a birth injury in Wyoming. An experienced Wyoming malpractice attorney will calculate the long-term costs of the birth injury and file a claim that accurately reflects your expenses.
The full range of damages in a birth injury settlement may include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Medical assistance, including wheelchairs, walkers, and ramps
- Occupational therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Assisted living
- Specialized care
- Wrongful death
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we devote our full attention to our clients when we take on a case. We’ve won millions of dollars in settlements, helping people put their lives back together after a catastrophic event.
We don’t charge you anything unless we win your case. Call (303) 759-9945 to schedule a free consultation today.