Louisville Birth Injury Lawyer
Experience When It Counts Most
Was your child born with a birth injury? Do you suspect it would have been preventable had your medical provider been more careful with your child’s care before, during, or shortly after birth? You have the right to seek justice for yourself and your wrongfully injured child by filing a birth injury claim against the negligent parties. Brett Oppenheimer, PLLC in Louisville can help.
Attorney Brett Oppenheimer and his team can bring a claim against:
- Medical groups
No matter who caused your child’s birth injury, he has the experience to take them on with confidence. Known for his compassion during sensitive and difficult cases, he will make certain you are as involved with your claim as you want to be. Whether you prefer to be more hands-on with how to move forward or if you want to leave it entirely up to him and his staff, it is completely fine. Whatever makes you most comfortable is what his law firm wants to do.
Types of Birth Injuries
There are a wide variety of conditions that are defined as birth injuries, which is essentially any sort of harm or deformation suffered by an infant before, during, or soon after birth. It is estimated that 7 of every 1000 births in the United States result in a birth injury, mostly due to a medical provider’s negligence. Some injuries may be temporary, but the pain and hardships experienced by the child and their family are just as real. In other cases, birth injuries may cause permanent, life-changing harm. In a worst-case scenario, a birth injury can be fatal to the mother and/or her child.
Birth injuries may include:
- Brachial plexus palsy
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Fractured bones
- Group B strep
- Skin irritations
- Temporary paralysis
Possible Causes of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can occur in both low-risk and high-risk delivery scenarios. Even with exemplary medical care birth injuries can still occur if medical providers are not being careful or not following accepted medical standards.
There are many forms of negligent medical care that can cause a birth injury, such as:
- Failure to recognize fetal distress
- Delay in performing a necessary Cesarean section (C-section)
- Delegating important procedures to inexperienced or junior staff or nurses
- Failing to identify and treat conditions such as maternal and fetal infections, maternal or gestational diabetes, and Rh incompatibility
- Improper birthing techniques
- Mishandling the newborn during birth
- Misuse of forceps or vacuum extractor
- Deprivation of oxygen
Contact Louisville Birth Injury Attorney Oppenheimer
If you believe that your child was harmed during labor and delivery due to medical negligence in Kentucky, you should speak to a local attorney who will help you through these devastating circumstances. Attorney Brett Oppenheimer is committed to helping his clients through the legal and emotional hurdles they may face while preparing, filing, and managing a medical malpractice claim. While you focus on yourself and your family, he focuses on your case.