Aggressively investigating obstetrics malpractice
Every baby is a gift from God. However mistakes during the birthing process and the resulting birth injuries can mean a lifetime of challenges for you and your new baby. While doctors and hospitals may try to convince you that the injury you or your child suffered was simply part of the inherent risks of childbirth, they have every incentive to hide the truth. That is why if you or your child has suffered an injury during pregnancy or childbirth that you believe could have been prevented, you can depend on our attorneys at the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC to investigate and get to the bottom of your case.
Types of birth injuries
Despite all the advances we have seen in medicine, child birth is still a difficult and dangerous process. Nearly any type of injury is a possibility. However some birth injuries in particular can cause permanent disability or even wrongful death for both mother and child:
- Erb's palsy - When a doctor places excessive force on a baby's shoulder or neck during child birth, damage to a cluster of nerves called the brachial plexus can cause permanent sensory and motor difficulties, including Erb's palsy.
- Cerebral palsy - Oxygen deprivation during childbirth can damage the motor centers of a child's brain. The result, cerebral palsy can cause permanent difficulties with walking, speaking and performing fine motor functions.
- Developmental disorders - In addition to causing cerebral palsy, oxygen deprivation and other damage to a newborn's brain can cause lifelong developmental delays.
- Negligent administration of sedatives or painkillers - While sedatives and painkillers are frequently used during childbirth with no adverse effects, overdoses or other negligent administration can cause serious injuries to both mother and child.
Why getting compensation matters
It is difficult for those in Clarksville who have just experienced the tragedy of a child birth injury to appreciate the financial effect it can have. However this injury can cause a lifetime of extra medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. The pain and diminished enjoyment of life these injuries bring cannot be quantified. While money can never truly replace what you have lost, you can have faith that our attorneys at the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC fight for every penny you need to give you and your child the best life despite the circumstances.
Our Clarksville attorneys can help you get justice for your child
The Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC works with respected medical professionals and conducts through investigation to uncover instances of medical malpractice that have caused birth injuries to mothers and children. From our three Clarksville offices, we serve clients in the counties of Montgomery, Davidson, Stewart, Cheatham, Houston, Dickson, Humphreys and Henry in Tennessee and Todd and Christian counties in Kentucky. Call us today at 931-444-5620 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys. We offer extended office hours and can come to you if you need assistance.