Pascagoula Birth Injury Attorneys Help Parents Recover Costs of Long-Term Care and Treatment
Trusted Mississippi firm holds OB/GYN doctors and midwives liable for errors
Thousands of children in the United States suffer birth injuries every year, many resulting in permanent disabilities. It is devastating for parents to learn that their child may be affected for life by a medical professional’s negligence. The birth injury attorneys of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick in Pascagoula help Mississippi parents pursue legal action against doctors, nurses, midwives and other professionals who fail to uphold their duty of care. We are committed to providing compassionate representation as we pursue a settlement or favorable verdict that provides the compensation needed to cover your child’s long-term medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages related to this tragic incident.
What caused my child’s birth injury?
Birth injuries include physical trauma during delivery of a child as well as those that occur during pregnancy or afterward. A birth injury may be caused by a single mistake, such as a doctor’s decision to use the wrong instruments, or may result from a pattern of poor judgment, such as failure to diagnose significant risks to the health of the mother or the child during pregnancy. Common causes contributing to birth injuries include:
- Improper use of forceps, vacuums or other delivery-assisting devices
- Failure to correctly monitor a child before, during or after delivery
- Failure to recognize signs of fetal distress
- Prolonged labor and/or delivery
- Failure to perform a timely C-Section
- Uterine rupture
- Oxygen deprivation
- Negligent prenatal care
- Staff miscommunication
Our firm’s experienced personal injury lawyers investigate the facts thoroughly to determine whether there are grounds for a medical malpractice suit and we proceed earnestly to assemble all evidence needed to build a strong case for damages against those responsible for the injuries.
What are common types of birth injuries?
A newborn child’s head, neck and shoulders are the body parts most commonly affected by birth trauma. Trauma to the face, abdomen and lower limbs can also cause harm. Among the most serious birth injuries that occur in the United States are:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injury
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Facial nerve damage
While some birth injuries can be remedied by proper medical and therapeutic measures, others have long-term effect, requiring victims to cope with a disabilities for their entire lives. Our lawyers work to prove that you are entitled to compensation that covers the entirety of medical treatment and other care that will be needed.
How can a Mississippi birth injury attorney help me?
Litigation may be far from your mind after you learn about your child’s birth injury, but it is important to consult with a qualified attorney as soon as possible to make sure your rights and those of your child are protected. Medical malpractice lawsuits can be complex and they are subject to strict time limits. The sooner an attorney is engaged, the better your chances of building a strong case.
When you enlist our team, we promptly start collecting evidence, including witness accounts, medical records and other relevant documents. We arrange for medical experts to analyze the cause and extent of your child’s injuries and to provide testimony to support your claim. With close attention to detail, we take the case through the investigatory and discovery stages and finally to settlement negotiations and trial if necessary. Our firm will be by your family’s side at every step of the way.
Contact an accomplished team of Mississippi birth injury lawyers to schedule a consultation
The experienced and results-oriented attorneys of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick in Pascagoula, Mississippi guide parents across the state through the legal process of recovering damages for their children’s injuries suffered at birth. To schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team, call 866-461-1591 or contact us online.