Unlike a birth defect which is often genetic, birth injuries are frequently sustained through some form of medical negligence. This can include failure to properly monitor a baby during delivery, improper medication, oxygen deprivation, forceful delivery, or even a failure to diagnose a potential complication prior to labor. Sadly, these types of medical malpractice can lead to serious and life-long injury or, in tragic cases, death.
If your child was born with an injury or disability that could have been avoided, please contact Polewski & Associates, P.C. or call 972-223-1810 today to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate Little Rock medical malpractice attorney.
Common Types of Birth Injury
Serious birth injuries include:
- Shoulder dystocia/Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Spinal injury
Other birth injuries, such as lacerations, can lead to secondary issues including infection and disfigurement. These, along with life-altering birth injuries, may entitle your family to compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. The best way to determine if you have cause to file suit is by having your case evaluated by an experienced Little Rock medical malpractice attorney.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Little Rock medical malpractice attorneys, please contact us today. We proudly fight for the rights of families in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas.