Helping Families After The Trauma Of Birth Injuries
We all want to protect our children. Unfortunately, when our children are at their most vulnerable, we trust others to protect them and provide them the proper care. A medical professional’s negligence or the use of defective tools during delivery can cause irreparable damage that will affect your life and your child’s life for years to come.
If your newborn has suffered a birth injury or trauma, contact Gillock & Coggeshall as soon as possible. Nevada allows a short window of time to pursue action for medical malpractice.
Common Birth Injuries
Infants can suffer a broad spectrum of injuries if a medical professional fails to take the proper precautions before, during or after childbirth.
Broken bones – Particularly difficult deliveries can cause fractures in a newborn’s fragile bones. Broken clavicles are common in vaginal birth and easily treated, but the break’s proximity to the shoulder can complicate brachial plexus injuries.
Meconium aspiration syndrome – Your child’s first bowel movement comprises a sticky substance called meconium. If the meconium is released into the amniotic fluid during or before delivery and makes its way into the child’s respiratory system, it can cause meconium aspiration syndrome, which can develop into pneumonia or collapse the child’s lung.
Brain damage – Brain damage often occurs in childbirth when the child’s oxygen supply is limited or interrupted. Failure to pay close attention to the child’s vital signs can worsen the damage. Children who experience brain damage during birth can suffer cerebral palsy.
Any of these injuries may have lifelong effects on your child. This means extra medical, mobility, education, supportive housing or care facility and therapy needs. If medical malpractice caused your child’s injury, you should not be responsible for shouldering the cost of that care yourself.
Get Justice For You And Your Child. Call Us.
Our attorneys are experienced trial litigators who fiercely advocate for our clients’ rights. We will work tirelessly to get the maximum possible compensation for your child’s birth injury. Call our office in Las Vegas at 702-386-0000 or contact us using our online form. Your first consultation is free. Se habla español.