Des Moines Birth Injury Attorneys

Every expectant mother or couple is concerned about ways to help ensure the safe delivery of a healthy baby at the conclusion of a successful pregnancy. Avoiding medical malpractice is a top concern of a mother who is planning to give birth in a hospital or another type of health care facility.

Des Moines Medical Malpractice Lawyers — Fighting for a Safer Iowa

If your child has already been injured as a result of birth trauma of any kind, he or she may now have to cope with such disabilities as the following:

  • Cerebral palsy, sometimes resulting in paralysis or quadriplegia
  • Erb's palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Mental retardation due to skull fracture or lack of oxygen during birth (brain damage)

Was eclampsia malpractice or any other error or act of neglect committed by your obstetrician or hospital responsible for your baby's birth injury? Discuss your baby's case with an experienced Des Moines, Iowa, personal injury lawyer by contacting Galligan Reid PC.

Serious injuries can occur during labor and delivery when physicians, midwives or obstetrical nurses fail to monitor a fetus's vital signs with enough vigilance to know when a C-section should be performed. Failure to recognize fetal distress through lax or faulty monitoring may result in the failure to deliver a baby in a timely manner, as dictated by circumstances.

Erb's palsy may occur if too much traction is applied to the head during delivery when a shoulder is caught on the mother's pelvic bone. Well-qualified doctors know alternative techniques to use to dislodge the shoulder without harm. This is but one example of why birth injuries should not happen – and why insurers should help families bear the burden of the consequences when they do happen.

The Des Moines law firm of Galligan Reid PC keeps a nurse on staff to help evaluate potential birth injury cases. We help obtain compensation for injured babies and their families in Iowa birth injury legal cases.

Initial consultations at Galligan Reid PC are free. If we agree to take your case, our attorneys' fees will be paid on a contingency basis, if and when we obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor. Contact our Des Moines birth injury lawyers through this website.

We Take an Interest in Our Clients' Well-Being

When you work with our firm, you will also know that we want you to succeed even apart from your work with us. For that reason, our firm offers safety tips as well as an overview of the medical malpractice legal process itself.

At every step of that process, we are here to help demystify it for you. We know that you are scared, but you can depend on us to guide your way.

We guide you through the initial case evaluation phase so you know if a lawsuit best serves your interests or not. At Galligan Reid PC, we do not advise people to enter into a lawsuit unless we believe in that case ourselves.

If we advise you to commence a lawsuit, you can depend on us to protect your interests. We start protecting your interests from the very beginning when it comes to communicating with opposing parties, including insurance adjusters and insurance attorneys.

We help you put together the team you need to best prepare your case during the discovery phase. Your case will most likely need experts. To that end, we have built and maintained a global network of experts who understand how lawsuits work and how to analyze evidence in a way that judges and juries understand. When it comes to medical malpractice and birth injuries, excellent experts can be key to the success of your case.

Our firm gathers evidence from the other side and protects your interests when the opposition asks you questions or requests documentation from you. Often, this phase of the process may involve depositions, official discussions between the two parties, often involving witnesses, experts and the attorneys.

From the very beginning of your time with us, we build your case for trial. For that reason, opposing counsel takes us very seriously. We are not waiting on a settlement. We are ready for trial.

Our trial preparation makes it possible to negotiate on your behalf from a position of strength. This position of strength often allows us to maximize your financial recovery in a settlement that meets your legal goals.

If the opposing side fails to cooperate, you can rely confidently on our decades of experience in successful trial advocacy. When we advise trial as your best option, you will know you are receiving the benefit of decades of seasoned legal judgment.

Contact Us

Learn more about how Galligan Reid PC can help you in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Call us to schedule an appointment: 800-217-9312. If you prefer, you can also reach us online.