BIRTH INJURIES AND OBSTETRIC MALPRACTICE
In recent years the debate surrounding the cause of particular birth defects – such as cerebral palsy – has intensified, resulting in an increased level of complexity for the practice of law where birth injuries and obstetric malpractice cases are concerned. Each case presents new and unique challenges as both the scientific and legal communities continue to grow and develop opinions on this highly volatile and controversial issue. In order to properly handle all of this confusion and complexity, it’s important to rely upon a team of seasoned legal experts for your case.
At the law offices of Kenney & Conley, however, our careful pre-litigation examination and review of the factors that tend to indicate professional negligence has helped us achieve success in birth injury cases. If you believe your child has a disability or cognitive impairment that might have resulted from professional negligence in the delivery room, contact a greater Boston medical malpractice attorney at Kenney & Conley today, toll free at (781) 848-9891. Let our knowledgeable attorneys put their experience to work for you.
Types of Birth Injuries and Obstetric Malpractice
Most birth injuries that can be attributed to obstetric errors reflect one or more of several breakdowns in the quality of care: inadequate monitoring of vital signs, failure to recognize the need for a c-section delivery under emergency circumstances, and improper manipulation of either delivery instruments or the fetus. Except in cases where a specific obstetric error or omission can be stated with some certainty to have caused a particular birth injury, the issue of causation is usually the main question litigated – the severity of the injuries themselves is most often well beyond dispute. The attorneys at Kenney & Conley will aggressively pursue compensation in your case, identifying which errors led to injuries and guiding you along the legal pathway to restitution.
Our experienced lawyers have experience with many types of birth injury and obstetric malpractice cases, including the following:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, or brachial plexus
- Bleeding into the fetus’s brain
- Placental abruption
- Fetal distress or birth trauma
Defendants in birth injury cases can include not only the attending doctor, but also the hospital and nurses. With the experienced legal team of Kenny & Conley on your side, you can be sure that the proper parties are held accountable for their actions and responsibilities. To learn more about our case investigation methods and how they can help establish your claim for birth injury damages, contact one of our experienced attorneys today.