Birth trauma can have many consequences – from temporary injuries that correct themselves to lifelong complications. A birth injury can lead to:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Bone fractures
While birth injuries are considered rare, they do happen and sometimes it is the doctor’s negligence that leads to the trauma. Doctors owe a certain responsibility to their patients, meaning they must provide what is considered reasonable care. Failing to do so could lead to a birth injury claim. For example, if a physician doesn’t monitor the baby properly or if he or she doesn’t take a crucial action in a timely manner, like performing a C-section, it could mean that malpractice occurred.
As a parent, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of your child to recover damages. You may be able to recover compensation for such things as medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life and other damages associated with the birth injury.
Birth injury cases can be complex and require experience and knowledge in this area. It is therefore important that you work with a Kentucky birth injury attorney who has the skills, resources and experience to help you.
The Kentucky birth injury lawyers at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson have been helping families and their injured children for more than 35 years. We represent individuals both in Kentucky and Ohio.
Our firm has handled many types of birth injury cases and may be able to help you. For a free case evaluation or simply to get answers to your questions, contact us by calling (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.