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Birth Injuries

Gulfport Birth Injury Attorneys

Demanding Justice for Injured Newborns & New Mothers

Was your newborn injured due to a medical provider’s mistake? 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP can help you seek justice and compensation in their name. We are proud supporters of our communities and every family in them. If someone hurt your child, then we take it personally and fight like we’re representing ourselves.

Call (228) 364-1399 to speak with our Gulfport birth injury lawyers.

When Do Birth Injuries Occur?

Many birth injuries afflict newborns during the delivery. Some birth injuries happen shortly after the child is born. Others still happen before the child is even born, which can be caused by the mistake of an obstetrician who is working with the pregnant mother.

Whenever your child’s birth injury occurred, our legal team can handle your case. We are well-versed with birth injury and medical malpractice cases overall. To get in-depth information about a particular injury, we can network with medical experts.

Why Do Birth Injuries Happen?

By definition, a birth injury is a preventable injury suffered by a newborn or a pregnant mother. Birth defects are unavoidable or unpredictable health complications that happen during pregnancy and delivery. Because a birth injury is preventable, it is not a stretch to say that the vast majority are caused by avoidable negligence.

Examples of medical negligence that can cause a birth injury are:

  • Failure to monitor a newborn’s vital signs during delivery
  • Performing a C-section incorrectly or too late
  • Misusing medical equipment like forceps and vacuum extractors
  • Misdiagnosing jaundice, preeclampsia, and other health issues

With the right amount of attention and care, most birth injuries should be avoidable. Part of our work as your chosen Gulfport birth injury lawyers will be to figure out what mistakes happened to cause your child’s birth injury and who caused them. We could file against a doctor, nurse, or obstetrician, or an entire medical group or hospital, depending on who was negligent.

Most Common Types of Birth Injuries

Our law firm is equipped to manage any birth injury case. No matter how your child was hurt, you can take some solace in knowing that we are able to work on your case.

Some of the most common birth injury types are:

  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Erb’s palsy

The type of birth injury that your child has suffered can be instrumental in pinpointing the negligence that caused it. We will want to show beyond any doubt that the birth injury was preventable and, therefore, you should be provided complete compensation that helps pay for your child’s healthcare needs, including those that become necessary far into their lifetime.

Ready to Assist with Your Birth Injury Case in Gulfport

Without question, you and your family deserve compensation after your child was born with a birth injury. The difficulty is holding the liable parties accountable because they are often shielded by powerful insurance defense attorneys and even legislation that benefits medical providers over patients. To give yourself a fighting chance, work with our Gulfport birth injury attorneys today.

You can contact us as soon as you are ready to learn more about filing a birth injury claim.

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