Nebraska Lawyers Answer Birth Injury FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
When a child is injured during labor and delivery, the consequences can be devastating for their family. Injuries suffered at birth could have life-long repercussions. Caring for a child who has suffered disabling injuries at birth can be costly and emotionally draining. Parents of children injured at birth must often file a civil lawsuit against negligent medical professionals to help pay escalating costs related to the child's treatment and care.
The experienced Omaha birth injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC can help answer your questions and offer more information about pursuing your child's legal rights.
What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?
A. A birth defect typically results from issues that arise before birth as a result of genetics, an infection, or an issue doctors failed to notice early on during the pregnancy. Birth injuries typically result from mistakes made by medical professionals during labor and delivery.
What are the Most Common Causes of Birth Injuries?
A. There are many different errors that can lead to serious birth injuries. Some of the most common causes of birth injuries include:
- Improper monitoring of the baby and mother
- Oxygen deprivation
- Use of excessive force when getting the baby out of the birth canal
- Failure to consult with specialists during high-risk delivery
- Administration of wrong drugs
- Failure to check vital signs
- Improper administration of epidural or anesthesia
- Delay in performing a necessary Cesarean section
What are Some Examples of Birth Injuries?
A. There are many physical injuries that can result from mistakes made during labor. Common injuries include fractures to the arm, collarbone or skull, head bruising, skin irritations, and soft tissue injuries. Serious birth injuries that can last in long-term or even permanent disabilities include cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, paralysis, spinal cord damage, brain damage, and developmental delays.
What Do I Do if I Suspect My Child Suffered a Birth Injury?
A. If you believe your child's injury was a result of a medical error or negligence during labor and delivery, it may be in your best interest to contact an experienced Nebraska birth injury attorney who can help you review your legal options. An attorney will help you get the necessary medical examinations to determine if your child's injury was preventable. If the injury was preventable, your attorney can help you pursue maximum monetary compensation to help you and your family cope with the challenges you will likely face.
What is My Potential Claim Worth?
A. A Nebraska medical malpractice claim for a birth injury can provide you and your family with support for many different losses. You may be able to receive compensation for current and future related medical bills, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other related damages. The value of your claim will depend on the severity of the injuries and whether the injuries were the direct result of medical negligence.
Contact Cullan & Cullan LLC
The experienced Omaha birth injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC can help you seek the compensation you need to provide long-term care and rehabilitation for your child. Call us at (402) 397-7600 for a free consultation.
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We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.
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