The day of your child's birth should be an extraordinary, joyous occasion. It's the moment you've been waiting for – the moment when you get to meet the son or daughter you'll love for the rest of your life.
Tragically, however, too many of these wonderful occasions are marred by avoidable birth injuries. While not every birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, quite a few are, and such an injury can be truly devastating to a child's potential.
Bill Nettles can help if your child suffered an avoidable injury during birth. We will pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
If you live in South Carolina and need an attorney with experience in birth injury cases, please call the Law Office of Bill Nettles today at (803) 828-6126.
Types of Birth Injuries
Child birth is still a tricky, dangerous endeavor, even in the 21st century. A lot can go wrong, even if medical personnel do everything right. The law understands this, which is why a poor outcome in child birth, while tragic, is not automatically a case of medical malpractice.
However, there are certain standards of care medical personnel are expected to adhere to during the birth of a child, and the failure to do so might qualify as negligence. The only way to know for sure is to speak with our attorney as soon as possible.
Examples of birth injuries include:
- Erb's palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Lack of oxygen
- Spinal damage
- Nerve damage
This is not an exhaustive list, of course, but it does illustrate the dangers facing a newborn in the moments of his or her birth.
The tragic fact of a birth injury is that the effects are life-long. The child hurt during birth will have to deal with the consequences for the rest of his or her life. These injuries can affect a child's ability to earn a living or even live a long, fulfilling life.
This is why it's so important that you speak to our attorney about pursuing the compensation you deserve. Your child will need all the help he or she can get, and the personal injury system can provide that help.
If your child suffered a devastating injury during birth in South Carolina, you have options. Please call the Law Office of Bill Nettles today at (803) 828-6126. We're located in Columbia, but we handle cases in Charleston, Greenville and every other South Carolina community.