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King County Birth Injury Attorneys in Kent

The birth of a child is a joyous event – or should be.  While the majority of births in the US are a joyous occasion, sadly some births are not.

It is estimated that birth injuries or complications are present in six out of every 1,000 live births in the United States.  When birth injuries are caused by medical negligence, these injuries are especially devastating because most never should have happened in the first place if proper medical care had been administered. Birth injuries can also be caused from harm other than medical negligence.

As birth injury lawyers, we are adept at determining whether a newborn’s injuries are the result of negligence, medical malpractice or other factors.

What Causes a Birth Injury?

Birth injuries can be the result of:

We Can Help

Birth Injuries Resulting from Medical Malpractice

In the case of medical negligence, birth injuries are often caused by problems that affect oxygen deprivation to the brain of a newborn, such as the umbilical cord being wrapped around the baby’s neck. It’s critical that physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals closely monitor labor for signs of fetal distress so that emergency action can be promptly taken if necessary, as irreversible brain injury can result after only a short time of oxygen deprivation.

When a birth injury occurs from medical negligence, the medical records of both the mother and the newborn must be carefully analyzed. To do this, our firm often hires experts (including physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals or experts) to carefully review these records.  It’s important to understand on a minute-by-minute basis what occurred during birth, what symptoms were present, and what actions were taken by the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals in response to these symptoms.  Only then can a determination be made as to whether a newborn’s injuries are likely the result of negligence or medical malpractice.

Birth Injuries from the Negligent Acts of Another

If a mother injured by the negligent act of another while pregnant subsequently delivers a baby that has a birth injury, it’s not sufficient under law to merely show that the child is suffering from a birth injury.  A causal connection must be proven – in other words, that the injury inflicted by the negligent act of another to the mother most likely caused the injury to the baby.

It’s not always immediately clear whether a birth injury is the result of an injury inflicted upon the mother during pregnancy or a naturally-occurring medical condition.  We therefore seek to find out the facts and circumstances of each case, so that if the injury was likely caused by the negligent actions of another, the person inflicting the injury can be held accountable.

Birth Injuries Resulting from Environmental and Defective Products

Birth injuries can also result from environmental causes and defective products.  These cases can be difficult to prove in part due to the time difference between the exposure to the environmental cause or the defective product and the birth of the baby.  When environmental and defective products cause injury, we must carefully document the exposure to the condition or product, and show that this exposure was most likely the cause of the injuries sustained by the baby.

Bringing a Lawsuit Against Those Responsible

We understand the emotional pain and the future financial costs associated with having a child born with a birth injury caused by someone else.

If our investigation concludes a birth injury was most likely the result of medical negligence or malpractice, or resulted from the negligence of another person, environmental conditions, or a defective product, we determine which parties are responsible for the injuries so that all responsible parties may be held accountable.  In many cases, because more than one person is at fault, multiple people, and often companies such as hospitals, are sometimes sued. This is the only way to ensure that all responsible parties pay just compensation for their actions.

When birth injuries occur, insurance companies for defendants typically offer settlements that are completely inadequate  for the injuries caused.  They sometimes try to blame others for being responsible for the harm caused, and hope that you will take their settlement without considering the true damages and future costs that are likely to be incurred.

How We Help Clients

If your baby has experienced a birth injury caused by another person, product, or company, call us so that we may learn about your case.  If a case for medical or other negligence exists for a birth injury, you need experienced attorneys who are not afraid to take on doctors, corporations, and insurance companies in seeking  to obtain the compensation that may rightfully be due to you.

We offer a free initial consultation so that you may learn about us, and so that we can learn about your case.  There is no charge for this consultation, and you will be under no obligation to use us. We have decades of experience in helping the injured and their families obtain full and fair compensation from those causing injury.

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