Birth Injuries Create Costly Future Care That Requires Resources
A severe birth injury affects not only a child’s life, but also the lives of an entire family. If you have learned that your child suffered a birth injury, now is a time when you may benefit from the advice of an experienced and compassionate attorney.
At the law firm of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst in Oklahoma City, we have a dedicated legal team to help families throughout Oklahoma affected by birth injuries. If the injury was caused by the negligence of a medical provider, our lawyers are fully committed to helping you recover the financial resources you will need to secure the best possible future for your child.
Your Lawyers In Your Time Of Need
Medical malpractice cases — and birth injury cases in particular — are unlike any other type of personal injury case. Few law firms have the experience or resources to successfully pursue a case against a hospital or doctor accused of making a mistake that resulted in a serious injury to a child.
Our attorneys understand both the medicine of birth injury cases and the law. We know leading experts who can provide credible opinions and testimony to a jury. We prepare each birth injury case as if it were going to trial, knowing that doctors and hospitals are rarely willing to settle when their reputations are on the line.
Our approach has helped us make a difference in lives of severely injured children and their families. We have attained a track record of successful outcomes, including $4.7 million for a child who suffered a brain injury during labor and delivery.
Our lawyers handle all types of obstetric injury cases, including:
- Injuries caused by lack of oxygen
- Injuries caused by placental problems
- Injuries caused by problems with the umbilical cord
- Injuries caused by errors in fetal heart monitoring
- Injuries caused by forceps and vacuum extraction
- Injuries caused by failure to perform a timely C-section
- Injuries caused by Erb’s palsy and brachial plexus injuries
- Injuries caused by Cerebral palsy
Compensating Injured Children And Their Families
Children who suffer a birth injury can recover compensation for medical costs, lifelong pain and suffering, and lost future earning capacity. Parents can recover for emotional distress caused by their child’s birth injury.
However, birth injury cases are not just about money. No amount of money can compensate a family for the heartbreak of seeing their child born with a severe injury. The fact is, many birth injuries are preventable. In addition to providing financial compensation to families, the civil justice system can provide a strong motivation to hospitals and doctors to prevent similar injuries from happening to other families.
Our lawyer will advance all costs of preparing your case based on the hope that we can recover those costs from the verdict or settlement. Since we handle all cases on a contingency basis, there is no cost to you until we are successful in obtaining compensation for you and your child.