Birth Injury Attorneys Serving West Virginia

As a family prepares for the birth of a new baby, they place their trust entirely in the delivering doctor or ob-gyn and his or her staff. When the doctor fails to perform a safe delivery, the results are traumatizing to the child and the family, and legal options are available. At Hoover Andrews, PLLC, our attorneys are committed to advocating on behalf of these families to hold medical professionals responsible for the pain experienced by the child and family.

Common Birth Injuries

These injuries can range widely, but common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb's palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Paralysis and facial paralysis
  • Fractures
  • Forceps injuries
  • Brain injuries

Many brain injuries or traumas occurring as the baby is delivered are based in the timing of the delivery. The mother and child are at the mercy of the ob-gyn and hospital staff making the judgment call on when to deliver.

Huntington, WV Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

One of the most common forms of birth injury is cerebral palsy. This condition is caused generally during or directly following a birth where the infant's brain receives an insufficient supply of oxygen. This lack of oxygen can be caused by damage to the umbilical cord, damage to the placenta or fetal distress syndrome. These situations can often be prevented by measures taken by the doctor or hospital staff. Often this is as simple as carefully checking the fetal monitoring strip to ensure that levels are safe. When they fail to do so, legal steps can be taken to hold them accountable for negligence and medical malpractice.

We know what needs to be done, and we take care of everything on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not have to front any of the costs or expenses of the case, instead only paying a fee if you are awarded compensation.

To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss the injury your child suffered during birth with a Huntington birth injury lawyer, please contact our West Virginia-based law firm today at 304-521-1040 or toll free at 888-389-5924.