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Birth Injuries & Your Legal Rights

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 5:30am PST

Birth injuries are a serious form of medical malpractice that can affect the quality of the baby's life for years to come, if not permanently. These types of injuries occur when a mistake or error is made during labor or delivery. Perhaps the nurse failed to properly monitor the fetal monitoring strip. Maybe a doctor failed to quickly deliver a baby in distress, resulting in insufficient flow of oxygen to the brain. Or maybe the doctor pulled too hard on the baby's shoulder during delivery, resulting in a brachial plexus injury.

If you believe your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice or doctor or hospital negligence, you should consult an attorney a Lanier Law Group, P.A. who can advise you of your rights and legal options. North Carolina medical malpractice laws state that if a patient suffers an injury, debilitating condition, or death due to the negligence of a medical professional, they have the right to be compensated for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Medical expenses relating to the injury
  • Physical therapy, speech therapy, medication, adaptive equipment, etc.
  • A one-on-one aid or caregiver
  • Overall decreased quality of life
  • Any additional financial hardship associated with the injury

Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys Serving North Carolina

An experienced North Carolina medical malpractice attorney at Lanier Law Group, P.A. is available at all times to discuss your case and help you pursue a birth injury claim. The firm has represented many birth injury victims, and is capable of handling all types of birth injury claims, such as those involving cerebral palsy, brachial plexus palsy, brain injuries, developmental issues, and more.

If you are interested in discussing your case with an experienced North Carolina birth injury lawyer, please contact Lanier Law Group, P.A. today!

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