Support For Children Impacted By Birth Injuries And Their Parents
The birth of a child is a monumental occasion in any family. Mothers and fathers entrust their babies’ well-being to medical professionals who provide prenatal care, assistance in delivery and postnatal care.
The vast majority of obstetricians-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) and neonatal pediatricians follow accepted standards of care while providing their services to facilitate healthy births and care for newborns. Sometimes, however, something goes wrong and a baby suffers the consequences of negligence through:
- Failure to screen for risk factors during pregnancy
- Failure to monitor the vital functions of a baby throughout prenatal care and during labor or delivery
- Failure of nursing staff to notify doctors of signs pointing to the need for a cesarean section (C-section)
- A delayed C-section or failure to perform a needed C-section
- Failure by the delivery room doctor to implement proper remedial maneuvers in the event of a breech birth, the obstruction of a baby’s shoulder in the birth canal or the loss of oxygen due to umbilical cord prolapse
Galligan Law in Des Moines evaluates medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries. Is your baby or child facing the challenges of cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia or any affliction resulting from a birth injury? We can help you pursue a path to financial recovery. If we believe your case has merit, we will recommend a plan to seek the compensation that your child and your family will need to cover expenses and acknowledge your losses.
Our Concerns: Your Child’s Well-being And Protection For Future Newborns
If you are reacting to a diagnosis after your son’s or daughter’s problematic birth experience, our medical malpractice lawyers are interested in helping you recover needed financial support. A successful birth injury claim or lawsuit may hold negligent medical providers and their malpractice insurers accountable while also bringing about changes in protocols.
Getting relief for our clients and contributing to a safer Iowa for families are passions that we pursue with skill and determination. Our law firm has earned a strong reputation among judges and other legal professionals. Our legacy of knowledge and hard work can be an asset in your birth injury case.
Learn How We Can Help
We are interested in helping your child cope after a birth injury. We are prepared to investigate and prepare legal arguments to help your son or daughter get therapy and other accommodations after experiencing a birth injury in an Iowa maternity ward in a hospital or birthing center. We also represent families in case of maternal death or serious injury to the mother caused by medical negligence in connection with the birthing process.