Birth and Obstetrical Avoidable Injuries
All parents want the best prenatal medical care possible. The grieving parents of a stillborn baby deserve to learn the truth—the actual facts- about the stillbirth of their baby, through our no-fee legal consultation.
Sadly, 25% of stillbirths in the US are medically preventable. This includes the stillbirth diagnosis placental insufficiency. Most, but not all pregnancies end successfully. Unfortunately, of the 24,000 stillbirths in the US each year; studies indicate a quarter of them were preventable.
Our very first case was for a brain injured baby who was a victim of an avoidable error. Today, nearly 50 years later, our most significant resolved cases are for babies and mothers suffering due to avoidable medical mistakes they are not told about.
YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW
If you are a parent or loved one of a baby or a mother who experienced an injury, stillbirth, maternal death, or other tragic outcome, you have the right to know what went wrong. If you experienced an injury while or around giving birth, or suspect the birthing process caused a medical problem years later, you have the right to know what went wrong.
Birth injuries may be caused by the negligence of physicians, obstetrical nurses, or other medical providers or hospital staff.
Tragically, many people believe or are told that “fate” played a role, or that “nothing could have been done” when the outcome is poor, but we know the truth. Many developmental problems discovered in children ages birth to ten years old can be the result of a mistake at or around the time of birth.
If you are faced with life-altering changes, medical costs and concerns, you deserve to know the truth and to obtain financial security for the costs you are facing because of medical errors.
POSSIBLE SIGNS OF BIRTH INJURY
- Baby’s muscle tone is floppy, respiration is depressed, color is pale or blue-tinged after birth.
- Seizures and neurological problems in first days of life.
- Learning Deficits into the toddler years
- Erb’s Palsy or Cerebral Palsy
- Cortical Blindness
- Mental Retardation
FREQUENT CAUSES OF BIRTH INJURY
- Delay in ordering C-section.
- Failure to respond to bleeding.
- Failure to manage prenatal infection
- Failure to respond to umbilical cord entrapment.
- Failure to monitor or respond properly to fetal distress.
- Misuse of vacuum extractor or forceps.
- Improper use of pitocin to induce labor
- Poor newborn medical care after birth.
SOME OF PEGALIS LAW GROUP’S RESULTS IN BIRTH INJURY & OBSTETRICAL CASES
$114 million dollar jury verdict for a young mother who suffered extensive brain damage due to improper intubation
$35 million verdict for infant who sustained brain damage and cerebral palsy due to a failure to diagnose and treat preeclampsia (high blood pressure) during pregnancy. Details
$10 million dollar settlement for failure to monitor a birthing mother’s anesthesia resulting in her permanent brain damage.
$9.45 million dollar settlement for twins who have cerebral palsy due to premature delivery.
$9 million dollar settlement for an infant who suffered significant physical/mental impairment due to improper medical prenatal care
$7.5 million dollar settlement for a child who was prematurely delivered resulting in Cerebral Palsy
$7 million dollar settlement for the traumatic injury to a baby that occurred at birth
$6.5 million dollar settlement for child who sustained brain injury from surgery to treat hydrocephalus.
$6 million dollar verdict for a rural North Carolina boy who suffered significant brain injury after his mother’s Cesarean Section was delayed
$3.2 million dollar verdict won for a rural Wisconsin infant suffering from Cerebral Palsy after not being monitored properly for infection
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