Bringing a new baby into the world should be a cause for celebration for the entire family. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Every year, thousands of women give birth to infants that experience trauma and injury during the birthing process.
In many cases, Birth Trauma is the result of negligence or malpractice on the part of the doctor or hospital where the baby is delivered. If your family has lived through the pain and devastation of a Birth Injury that was the result of a medical mistake, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Call Henson Fuerst right away. Our experienced North Carolina Birth Injury attorneys will fight hard to secure the maximum recovery you deserve for your medical bills, pain & suffering and mental anguish.
Birth Injuries can result in a lifetime of expensive medical care and permanent injuries. If your child suffered a birth injury as a result of a medical mistake, hospital error, or any other type of negligence, Henson Fuerst is here to help.
The Facts Are:
The United States boasts some of the best hospitals and most highly trained doctors in the world. However, the rate of infant mortality in the United States is alarmingly high. According to the 2015 CIA World Fact Book, the United States ranks number 167 in the world for infant deaths, with a mortality rate of 5.87 per every 1,000 live births.
Thousands of infants do not survive the birthing process in the U.S every year, and even more are born with severe and permanent injuries as a result of Birth Trauma. Injuries caused by Birth Trauma can take many different forms. Depending on the type of injury, your child may suffer permanent physical deformities, developmental delay, or even a wrongful death.
Types of birth injuries include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain Stem Injuries
- Anoxia and Hypoxia
- Prenatal asphyxia
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- And more
Birth Trauma Is Often Preventable
Every year, many cases of birth trauma or birth injury could have been avoided if doctors, nurses or other hospital staff members would have followed the proper safety procedures.
Possible causes for a birth injury include:
- Prolonged or difficult labor
- Failure to detect an umbilical cord wrapped around the infant’s neck
- Failure to quickly perform emergency C-section
- Failure to test and treat pregnancy-related conditions
- Misdiagnosis of pregnancy-related conditions
- Failure to detect negative fetal vital signs
If your child’s Birth Trauma was the result of a medical mistake or negligence, contact Henson Fuerst right away.
Henson Fuerst is Here to Help
If your child has experienced Birth Trauma that resulted in serious or permanent injuries, our experienced North Carolina Birth Injury attorneys are here for you. At Henson Fuerst, we will fight hard to protect your rights and secure the full and fair compensation you and your family deserve.
Call us today at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online. When you call, you can discuss your case with one of our caring, dedicated Birth Injury team members. At Henson Fuerst, most of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless we win or settle your case. Some cases, however, are handled on an hourly or project basis depending on case circumstances and facts.
Call us today for an initial free case review and consultation, and we will talk further with you about how we would handle your case.
Trust Henson Fuerst, Because Your Case Matters