There is always the chance that something can go terribly wrong during childbirth. Barring new medical developments, giving birth will never be an "easy" thing to accomplish. As such, some birth-related injuries are truly not preventable. However, others may be the result of medical negligence. In such situations, an attorney can help you hold to account the parties responsible for your child's birth injury.
The lawyers at Furr & Henshaw have the experience and knowledge required to validate your birth malpractice claim. Moreover, we have the skills necessary to pursue your claim to a successful end.
If you or your child has been harmed during labor and delivery, contact us online or call 803-250-6829 to schedule an appointment. From our offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, we represent clients throughout South Carolina. Initial consultations are always free.
Injuries Related To Birth And Malpractice
We help our clients pursue medical malpractice and wrongful death for a full spectrum of birth-related injuries, including:
- Brain damage: If oxygen or blood supply is cut off during birth, the baby can suffer a wide range of brain injuries. One of the most common — and devastating — is cerebral palsy.
- Shoulder dystocia: This type of birth trauma occurs during birth and involves damage to the nerves in the shoulder or upper arm. Erb's palsy is the most common type of shoulder dystocia and can result in a lack of arm growth or diminished use of that arm.
- Brachial plexus injury: This is an injury to the nerves in the lower neck. Klumpke's palsy is a specific type of brachial plexus injury, which involves paralysis of the hands or arms as a result of this nerve damage.
- Injuries to the mother: Preeclampsia can lead to serious, life-threatening consequences if left untreated. Negligence during delivery can also lead to chorioamnionitis, infection, vision loss and other injuries to the mother.
- Failure to diagnose fetal distress: It is vital that the obstetrician or other medical professional correctly diagnose and treat signs of fetal distress. Failure to do so can lead to serious birth injuries.
- Failure to perform a C-section in a timely fashion: There are times when a C-section becomes necessary. It is important that your doctor carefully monitor the birth and perform a C-section in a timely fashion to avoid injury.
- Premature C-section: On the other side, performing a C-section too soon can lead to complications. If your doctor performed a C-section prematurely and it led to injuries to your child, we can help.
Making A Difference In Your Case
Our attorneys are well-known for conducting thorough research and investigations when preparing medical malpractice cases. We work with health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, and others in order to put together the best case possible and to give our clients the best chance for a successful outcome.
While the legal side of the case is progressing, we will work to help ease your anxieties and stress by providing the clear answers, explanations and other information you need in order to feel more comfortable and to make legal decisions with confidence.
Call For A Free Consultation
If you, your spouse or your child has been harmed during the birthing process, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our South Carolina birth injury lawyers online or call 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach) or 803-250-6829 (Columbia) to schedule a free initial consultation.
All cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you will owe us no attorney's fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.