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Birth Injury Attorneys Near Me

Birth Injury Attorneys Near Me

When it comes to legal representation, Marion County residents have lots of choices. However, it is important to choose a birth injury attorney near you. The best attorney-client relationships are partnerships. Remote partnerships are difficult to sustain in any context. Furthermore, many of these families have seriously ill children. Arranging for care is difficult, and driving back and forth across town is almost impossible.

At Holland & Holland, our office is conveniently located near the Interstate 69/Interstate 465 interchange. Additionally, if you prefer home or hospital visits, we quickly make arrangements that are convenient for you and also protect your privacy. We take that same client-first approach as we fight for you. The combination of open communication and diligent representation produces results that exceed our clients’ expectations.

The Buildup to Birth Injuries

Confidence is usually a good characteristic of a doctor. However, overconfidence is usually a very bad trait. Many birth injuries begin with overconfidence.

During prenatal visits, birth injury risks should be apparent. These red flags include mothers who are AMA (advanced maternal age), a family history of diabetes, difficult prior deliveries, and LGA (large for gestational age) infants.

Instead of taking appropriate precautions, some doctors dismiss these concerns as “borderline.” They erroneously feel they can handle the situation on their own without consulting with colleagues, referring the patient to a specialist, or doing other things many doctors consider to be a sign of weakness.

Lack of precautions in the birth area could be a problem, as well. Some doctors assume that the delivery will be seamless. This overconfidence often grows after each successful delivery. So, if things go wrong, the situation quickly gets out of control.

Negligence in the Delivery Room

Pitocin is the most widely-used labor induction drug in the world. The biologist who synthesized this drug won a Nobel Prize for his efforts. Today, many deliveries are scheduled inductions that rely on liberal doses of Pitocin, but the drug is not 100 percent safe. Pitocin-induced contractions are stronger and last longer than natural contractions. The extra pressure puts additional stress on the placenta, which often cannot handle it.

Shoulder dystocia is an even bigger problem. If the baby is too large to drift down the mother’s narrow birth canal, the umbilical cord might wrap around the baby’s neck, causing permanent brain damage in less than five minutes.

Since the clock is ticking and the pressure is on, many doctors can make poor decisions. They rely on dangerous delivery aids, such as:

  • Episiotomy: Once upon a time, doctors routinely cut the mother’s perineum (area between the anus and genitals) to widen the birth canal. Now, researchers know that these incisions often cause uncontrollable maternal bleeding.
  • Vacuum Extractor: Doctors use these gadgets to literally suck the baby out of the mother. The doctor attaches a metal cap to the baby’s head, which is attached to a vacuum pump. This assisted delivery method often causes a permanent head injury.
  • Forceps: Surgical forceps, which first appeared in the 1700s, resemble giant salad tongs. The doctor grabs the baby’s head and tries to pry the baby out of the mother. This procedure often causes serious injuries to both mother and baby.

Doctors have a high duty of care. Given the high responsibility and the serious nature of the injuries, a birth injury attorney near you can often obtain substantial compensation in these claims.

Contact Tenacious Lawyers

Few things transform pure joy into unrelenting pain faster than a serious birth injury. For a free consultation with an experienced birth injury attorney near you, contact Holland & Holland. We do not charge upfront legal fees in injury cases.

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