Flagstaff Birth Injury Lawyers
Birth injuries can have tragic consequences, including lifelong physical and developmental delays. In many cases, injuries suffered at birth could require life-long medical care. If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, you may be eligible to file a claim to recover compensation for any damages suffered.
The Flagstaff birth injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group are ready to help protect your legal rights. We have been helping families throughout Coconino County for more than 27 years obtain just and fair compensation.
To speak with a member of our legal team, gives us a call today. There are no upfront fees for our services and your initial consultation is 100 percent free and confidential.
Ph: 1-800-706-3000. We are available 24/7 over the phone or online.
How is a Birth Injury Identified?
A birth injury is any type of harm or injury to a child before, during, and just after the time of birth. Birth injuries can occur in a very short period of time. A child can suffer permanent brain damage within six minutes from being deprived of oxygen and decreased blood flow to the brain during the delivery process.
It is important to understand that birth injuries are birth defects are not the same. They are two different medical issues. A birth injury happens when the mother is in labor or in the process of delivery whereas a birth defect is a health condition that forms while the child is still in the womb.
Factors That Can Contribute To A Birth Injury
When a doctor or health care provider fails to anticipate potential problems that are reasonably foreseeable and fails to intervene in a timely manner, it can cause irreversible harm to the mother or child.
Some ways birth injuries are caused by medical negligence include the following:
- Improperly pulling or twisting a child during delivery
- Failing to schedule and perform an emergency C-section
- Improperly using forceps, vacuum extractors and other birth-assisting tools
- Failing to monitor the child for signs of distress
- Improperly administering medications during labor
- Failing to diagnose maternal infections in the mother
- Failing to provide adequate prenatal care
If you think that your child has experienced a birth injury, we recommend that you contact a Flagstaff birth injury attorney. We can review the details of your situation and see if you may be able to pursue a claim.
Contact our office today by calling 1-800-706-3000.
Birth Injury Medical Conditions
Birth injuries often cause brain and muscle-related complications.
Some medical conditions associated with birth injuries include:
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
If you believe your child suffered a birth injury caused by the negligence of a doctor or other health care professional, we encourage you to consult a licensed Flagstaff birth injury lawyer to determine if you have a case and may be eligible for compensation for ongoing medical expenses and future treatment.
How Much is My Case Worth?
Every birth injury is different, so it is difficult to determine what your case may be worth without our legal team reviewing the specifics of your situation. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about the legal process and we are ready to provide clear and honest answers. Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today to discuss the legal options available to you.
Deadline to File a Birth Injury Claim
Arizona follows a legal timeframe known as the statute of limitations, which sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit after an injury. If you fail to file before the deadline passes, you may be unable to file a lawsuit in court and obtain the compensation you need.
Most birth injury claims must generally be filed within two years from the date the injury occurred. However, there can be exceptions to this rule. You may be required to file before or even after this deadline. If you are unsure if you have a claim, contact a knowledgeable Flagstaff birth injury attorney from our firm today.
Call a Flagstaff Birth Injury Attorney for Help
When a doctor or health care provider is negligent when handling a delivery or labor, it can result in a permanent injury to the child. If you suspect that your child has experienced a birth injury, it is in your best interest to contact us at Phillips Law Group.
We offer free consultations at no risk or obligation to you. Should you have a case and decide to move forward, we are prepared to conduct an investigation into the cause and gather the necessary information to pursue justice and compensation for the damages your family have already suffered. There are no upfront fees for our services. You only pay us at the end of the legal process if we help you obtain compensation.