The birth of a baby is one of the most wonderful experiences in life. While most babies are born health, happy, and free from harm, sometimes doctors or the hospital make grave errors that result in serious injury to the newborn child and mother. In some cases, the child or mother does not survive the pregnancy or delivery.
Specialists in Serious Injury Cases
At Bishop Legal, we handle serious injury and wrongful death cases. We represent families who have suffered great harm as the result of a negligent doctor or hospital. When children are born in Washington State still, or suffer from permanent neurologic or cognitive problems, we stand up and fight for their rights on behalf of our clients.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know when you or your child has been a victim of medical malpractice. We help families when malpractice plays a role in harm to the child or mother during pregnancy or delivery.
How Do You Know When There is Negligence?
Birth injuries can have devastating consequences for the newborn and their family. But sometimes these injures can be prevented. When appropriate monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, and procedures are not performed, liability can arise.
Some errors that can occur during pregnancy or delivery may include:
- Not responding appropriately to bleeding
- Not responding to umbilical cord entrapment
- Not responding to fetal distress such as an irregular fetal heartbeat
- Delay in C-section when medically necessary
- Not anticipating maternal health or birth complications with known risk factors
- Inappropriate dosage of Pitocin, to speed up labor
- Misuse of forceps or vacuum during delivery
- Not acting soon enough when the water breaks
Our skilled, sensitive serious birth injury and wrongful death lawyers know what to look for and know how to handle complex, high damage cases. We carefully examine the evidence and medical records to determine if an error occurred. We consult with medical experts to help prove our client’s cases.
Trust Our Knowledgeable Birth Injury Attorneys
If your beloved son or daughter suffers from permanent neurologic or cognitive impairment, or tragically did not survive the pregnancy and delivery, and you believe that a health care provider was the cause, contact our team of experienced injury and wrongful death attorneys.
The attorneys in our office will be able to help you assess whether negligence or treatment below the standard of care resulted in harm to the child or mother. We also handle cerebral palsy cases and offer free consultations. Your child’s legal rights need to be protected.