Birth Injury

Birth injury cases represent a special and uniquely difficult subset of medical malpractice cases. Birth injuries frequently result from careless mistakes by doctors, hospitals, nurses, or other healthcare providers before or during delivery. Common examples of birth injuries and obstetrical errors include:

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  • Cerebral palsy
     

  • Erb’s palsy and other brachial plexus injuries
     

  • Lack of oxygen
     

  • Maternal or fetal blood loss
     

  • Problems with the umbilical cord
     

  • Problems with the placenta
     

  • Failure to perform a timely C-section
     

  • Improper use of a vacuum extractor or forceps
     

  • Errors in fetal heart monitoring
     

A child with a severe birth injury typically requires significant care and support for his or her entire life. The injury places a tremendous financial and emotional burden on everyone in the family. The Brooks Law Firm has the experience and resources to pursue justice for families with a seriously injured child. Our birth injury lawyers focus not only on thoroughly working up a case to maximize the chance for a good result, but also on ensuring that any recovery makes a meaningful difference in the life of the child and family. Our team includes a certified financial and settlement planner who works closely with the family to structure the recovery in a way that best meets the future needs of the child.

If your family has been affected by a severe birth injury, call our Oklahoma City office at 405-840-1066 or complete our contact form for a free case evaluation.