Birth Injury Lawyers in McAlester
Backed By More Than 60 Years of Legal Experience
Pregnancy should be the sweetest of times for parents. All too often, though, the birth of a new child turns to sorrow. When doctors, nurses, and others fail to provide proper care in the delivery room, the recovery room, or the nursing room, health care providers should be held accountable. Birthing problems can cause Oklahoma residents to need long-term medical care. Some children suffer birth disorders that have a lifetime of consequences. Sometimes the mother dies.
The McAlester birth injury lawyers at Stipe Law Firm provide families across the state with effective representation. When hospitals and their health providers are negligent, and their unprofessional care causes your baby, your spouse, or your loved one harm – we are here to help. Stipe Law Firm has over 60 years of combined experience representing families in birth injury cases. You can lean on us. Trust our lawyers to get justice for you during this overwhelming time.
Common Birth Injuries
There are many kinds of injuries that can happen during the delivery of a child. Doctors should anticipate all the things that commonly go wrong so harm doesn’t come to your child or the mother. Our lawyers hold everyone involved in the birthing process responsible, including the hospital itself.
Some of the cases our McAlester birth injury attorneys handle include the following:
- Cerebral palsy is often caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain during a newborn’s childbirth. It affects movement, coordination, and the muscles. Symptoms include rigid limbs and trunks, impaired posture, involuntary movements, exaggerated reflexes, and difficulty walking. Difficulty in swallowing and reduced range of motion are also common. Complications can include blindness, deafness, and epilepsy. There are variations of cerebral palsy, depending on the amount and severity of the oxygen loss.
- Erb’s palsy is one form of brachial plexus injury. It often happens during childbirth, though it can also happen due to a hard fall. Doctors are trained to anticipate that the disorder can occur when the delivery is labored. It is essential that the shoulders pass through the birth canal in the proper manner and at the proper time. When Erb’s palsy occurs, the spinal cord doesn’t deliver the proper nerve signals to the shoulder, arm, and hand.
- Brachial plexus palsy refers to nerve damage in the spinal cord, shoulder, arms, and hands. The condition can be caused during a difficult child delivery – usually when the shoulders do not pass through the birth canal soon enough after the head passes. Side effects include paralysis, loss of sensation in the arm, impaired muscular development, loss of sensory perception, stunted arm growth, neurological damage, circulation problems, pain, and joint stiffness.
- Oxygen deficiency during childbirth can cause severe brain damage. If the deficiency lasts too long, the newborn may suffer cerebral palsy, epilepsy, loss of mental function, and other lifetime damages. Prolonged oxygen deficiency may cause the infant to die during delivery or shortly thereafter. Additional dangers include developmental delays and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
Our goal at Stipe Law Firm is to hold negligent healthcare professionals responsible for the full cost of medical care, physical suffering, and emotional damages you and your family sustain after a birth injury affects your child’s future.
Our birth injury attorneys in McAlester are ready to get you through this tragic time and get you the justice and compensation your child deserves. Learn how we can help you by calling (918) 505-7741 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer in our McAlester office today. Also serving Tahlequah, Poteau, and all of Pittsburg County.
Call Stipe Law Firm today at (918) 505-7741 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with our birth injury lawyers in McAlester.
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