Raleigh Birth Injury Lawyer
If you or your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, look to Whitley Law Firm for the compassionate, yet aggressive, legal help you need. We understand your immediate need and offer more than 80 years of combined experience to help you fight for the full and fair compensation your family needs. A Raleigh birth injury lawyer from our firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Understanding Birth Injuries & Accidents
According to the North Carolina Statute of Limitations, victims of medical malpractice have three years of file a claim after the incident. While this may seem like more than enough time, you should not wait to speak with an attorney if you have suffered from any of the following injuries:
- Brain Damage: This can result from lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain during labor.
- Forceps Damage: Improper or careless use of forceps during the birth process can lead to nerve damage, brain damage, and cerebral palsy.
- Erb’s Palsy: Erb-Duchenne Palsy is an injury that affects the brachial plexus and can result in arm paralysis.
- Cerebral Palsy: Symptoms include abnormal limb movement, loss of muscle strength and control, issues with hearing and speaking, and joints that are too tight or too loose.
Do I Have a Birth Injury Claim
There are a number of ways in which an infant can be injured during the birthing process, but it is important to understand that not all of them may subsequently constitute a medical malpractice claim. For this reason, if you believe that you have valid grounds to pursue compensation from the doctor that handled your delivery, it is important to understand a few simple things.
First, you must be able to show that the professional had acted negligently in some way—which means that they have failed to uphold their “duty of care.” This could include any instance of a doctor applying too much force to the child during the birthing process, implementing reckless tactics that have endangered the child and/or failing to recognize and remedy a dangerous situation before, during or after the delivery process. Secondly, you must be able to show that your child has suffered an injury because of it.
The nature of the injury, and the medical error that has caused the injury, will usually determine the level of compensation that will be awarded in a subsequent civil trial.
Contact a Raleigh Birth Injury Lawyer Today
For over 35 years, the Raleigh birth injury lawyers at the Whitley Law Firm has been serving thousands of people throughout North Carolina. We are dedicated to providing our clients with compassionate care while fighting tirelessly for their rights.
If your child was injured because of negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, they should be held responsible for their actions. Your first step should be to speak with a Raleigh birth injury attorney from our legal team. We have extensive experience in dealing with birth injury cases and will do our utmost to get you the maximum compensation. Schedule your free case evaluation today.