Gravel & Shea Personal Injury

Birth Injuries

What should be one of the happiest moments of your life can become one of the most tragic when your child suffers an avoidable injury during birth. Your child’s life can be forever changed because of the careless or negligent behavior of doctors, nurses or other medical professionals. These types of injuries are not only heartbreaking for your family, they also can mean huge medical bills, long-term care and living adjustments.

OFTEN, BIRTH INJURIES ARE CAUSED BY MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN WHICH A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL FAILED TO ACT WITHIN STANDARDS OF CARE. THIS CAN INCLUDE:

  • Failing to perform a timely C-section
  • Failing to recognize signs of fetal distress
  • Mismanaging labor and delivery
  • Improperly monitoring the fetus
  • Neglecting to conduct specialized tests during pregnancy
  • Misreading tests conducted during pregnancy
  • Improperly using vacuums or forceps during delivery
  • Failing to prepare for and respond to hypoxia, when the child is not receiving enough oxygen
  • Failing to respond to severe dehydration at birth

 


Our lawyers have seen firsthand the devastating effects—on both a child and the child’s family—of these medical errors that often require expensive treatment and continuing care. If you believe your child’s injury may be the result of negligence or carelessness by a medical professional, our lawyers will review what happened to determine if anyone made mistakes that led to the injury.

CONSULTATION IS FREE. YOU PAY NOTHING UNLESS WE WIN.
Contact us today at 802-658-0220 to learn about your legal rights.

FREE CASE EVALUATION

If someone else has caused you injury, or someone in your family has died and you believe that someone else may be at fault, we want to hear from you. There is no fee for us to review your case. We only receive a fee if you win.

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Burlington, Vermont Lakefront

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Gravel & Shea Personal Injury*** September 20, 2018

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