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Birth Injuries

Indianapolis Birth Injury Lawyer

The day your child is born should be a joyful day. However, for many parents, their child’s birth results in life-long birth injuries that could have been prevented. These tragic results may occur due to the imcompetence or negligence of the medical doctors you trust to have you and your child’s best interest in mind.

WKW is well equipped to properly evaluate and pursue your birth injury case. In addition to being named one of Indiana’s Super Lawyers for ten consecutive years, Partner Bruce Kehoe was also one of only three attorneys in the United States to be featured in Parenting magazine’s 2013 Top Birth Injury Advocates special section nationwide.

What is a Birth Injury?

Birth injuries may result from any number of scenarios stemming from conditions or events during pregnancy, labor and/or delivery. Common examples of doctor error leading to birth trauma include the following:

  • Vacuum extraction of a large baby of a first-time mom
  • Failure to recognize that a fetus is in distress during labor
  • Failure to detect or mitigate umbilical cord complications, such as when the cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck in the birth canal
  • Failure to properly manage vaginal birth after C-Section (VBAC)

A baby who is pulled out of the mother’s birth canal by vacuum extraction may suffer an injured spinal cord or brain, since a newborn’s skull is not fused together. A baby who was in fact too big for his mother to deliver vaginally is vulnerable to spinal cord injury if the attending physician resorts to stretching him while attempting to extract him with a vacuum device.

Several factors may contribute to a child’s birth injury:

  • Negligence in prenatal care
  • Preeclampsia
  • Forceps delivery
  • Vacuum extraction delivery
  • Negligent fetal monitoring during labor
  • Failure to detect fetal distress
  • Delayed C-Section
  • C-Section complications
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Placenta abruption
  • Breech delivery complications
  • Erbs palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Prescription drugs during pregnancy

Parents of babies who have suffered brain injury or spinal cord injury as a result of birth trauma are urged to contact the Indianapolis Birth Injury Lawyers of Wilson Kehoe Winingham promptly to schedule a free initial consultation with a birth injury attorney in Indianapolis.

Our legal nurse consultants are highly qualified to evaluate potential birth injury cases from both a medical and a legal standpoint. 317.920.6400 | 800.525.8028

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