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The birth of a child should be a joyous experience. Whether you are experiencing your first birth or your fifth, you have the right to be sure that the medical professionals on your care team are doing everything possible to protect you and your baby.

Unfortunately, birth injuries can dampen the joy of a new child. If your child has been injured because of a medical professional’s negligence during the birth process, you can take legal action. Personal injury law allows you to seek compensation for the harm caused by a medical professional to your child.

With the help of a South Carolina birth injury attorney, you can earn justice for your child and reparations for what you have experienced.

BIRTH INJURIES

Birth injury or trauma can occur due to complications during pregnancy or delivery. A newborn’s nerves can easily be damaged and their bones are vulnerable to fractures; thus, some birth injuries may result in lifelong developmental disabilities. Among the most debilitating are those that affect an infant’s brain, like cerebral palsy.

Forms of malpractice that can lead to birth injuries are:

  • Delaying a C-section
  • Breech delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia or Erb’s palsy
  • Rupture of the uterus
  • Medication errors

CONSULT WITH THE AXELROD MEDICAL MALPRACTICE TEAM

If your baby was left with a permanent disability or suffered injury due to medical malpractice, Axelrod &; Associates, P.A. can fight for you and get the monetary compensation you are entitled to under South Carolina law.

FAQ

Q: How Do You Prove Birth Injury?

A: With the help of a birth injury attorney, you can collect evidence proving that a birth injury occurred. Photos, videos, medical records, nurse and aide statements, and health history can all be helpful when proving birth injury malpractice. Your Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers can help to collect the necessary information for your case and present it properly to the court.

Q: What Is a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

A: A birth injury lawsuit is a type of personal injury claim involving accidents or injuries that occur during the birth process. Often, these injuries are the result of medical malpractice or negligence on the part of a medical professional. These claims can help victims and their families get the financial support that they need to recover from the incident. The case can also help to ensure that other families do not endure the same neglect.

Q: What Percentage Do Personal Injury Lawyers Take in SC?

A: Most lawyers take between 33 and 40% of the settlement. However, every law firm is different, so it is important to speak about finances with any potential personal injury lawyer before hiring one. This ensures that you can afford their services for the duration of your case process. If you realize that you cannot afford your attorney in the middle of your case, you could lose representation and your chances of getting a settlement will diminish.

Q: What Is Birth Trauma Compensation?

A: Birth trauma compensation is another term for a birth injury settlement. Fighting for this compensation must be done by the parents or legal guardians of the infant. Although many births are traumatic in some way, when a medical professional makes the birth process worse, they are liable for the harm that they cause.

Q: How Do You Prove a Birth Injury?

A: Proving a birth injury requires medical records, photos of the injuries, statements from other medical professionals involved, a second opinion, and eyewitness accounts. These things can be difficult to assemble alone, but our attorneys are highly trained in collecting proper evidence for birth injury cases. We can help you to collect evidence, build a case, and achieve justice for your child.

GOT AXELROD?

No other Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers have the experience and the passion that our firm does. Regardless of your situation, we are confident we can help you.

Get the compensation you need to care for your child. Call 843-916-9300 or complete our contact form for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Little River.

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