Clinton Birth Injury Attorney
Cerebral Palsy · Nerve Damage · Infant Death
Every parent hopes for a healthy baby and dreams of a bright future for his or her child. When something goes wrong during pregnancy or childbirth, or after delivery, it can be devastating for both the child and the parents.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers for East Tennessee
Do you suspect that your baby's birth defects were caused by medical negligence? At Cantrell, Goodge & Associates, you have an accomplished and compassionate legal team committed to justice. Our Clinton birth injury attorneys have the resources and the experience to hold physicians and hospitals accountable for birth injuries.
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Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury & Neonatal Death
Childbirth is fraught with dangers. Not every unhappy outcome — even a disability or a death — constitutes medical malpractice. However, OB-GYN physicians and obstetric nurses are specifically trained to minimize the risks, recognize the warning signs and take urgent action when complications arise. When bad decisions, bad technique or deviation from accepted protocols results in harm to the baby, it may indeed be malpractice.
Birth injuries commonly attributed to medical negligence include:
- Cerebral palsy — impaired motor function and/or cognitive problems
- Erb's palsy or Klumpke's palsy — paralysis or lost function in the hands and arms
- Brain damage — severe cognitive impairment or sensory damage
- Nerve damage in the limbs or face
- Pulmonary problems
- Complications of jaundice
- Stillbirth or neonatal death
Birth injuries may be traced to physical trauma caused by the OB-GYN physician during delivery, such as forceps injury or shoulder dystocia occurring when the baby is stuck in the birth canal. The injuries may result from failure to recognize fetal distress or failure to perform a timely C-section, resulting in brain damage from oxygen deprivation. We will examine the medical records and arrange to have your case reviewed and certified by a qualified OB-GYN specialist who can testify how the standard of care was breached.
Contact Experienced Lawyers for Birth Injury Cases
Clinton medical malpractice Attorney Dail Cantrell has tried (and won) more than 200 personal injury cases. If we go forward with a medical negligence lawsuit, Cantrell, Goodge & Associates has the resources to hire the necessary experts and the commitment to take your case all the way to a jury if necessary.
There is no cost to you to have your case evaluated. Call us at (865) 999-0101, or contact us online.