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Filing Medical Malpractice Claims Regarding Birth Injuries

By Burg Simpson
January 11, 2021
2 min read

The birth of your child should be a time of great joy. But when a birth injury occurs due to the negligence of a health care provider, suddenly joy can become heartbreak.

If you or someone you know has a child who has suffered a birth injury due to the negligence of medical professionals, don’t wait, call Burg Simpson today for a free consultation to find out how we can help.

Types of Birth Injuries:

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

CP is the most common developmental disability among children in the U.S. The most common cause is the lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain during birth.

  • Erb’s Palsy/ Brachioplexus Injury

Erb’s Palsy is a common result of brachial plexus birth injuries. It affects the shoulder, arm, and hand. In some cases, Erb’s Palsy can be improved with medical treatment, but in others, it will result in a lifetime disability.

The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves located between the next and the shoulder. These nerves can be damaged during birth by pushing or pulling on a baby whose shoulder is wedged behind the mother’s pubic bone. This condition is called shoulder dystocia. Erb’s Palsy is just one of several types of harm that can result from brachial plexus injuries.

  • Kernicterus (Hyperbilirubinemia)

High levels of unbound bilirubin in a newborn’s blood can cause a condition known as kernicterus, which can cause cerebral palsy. The results of Kernicterus can include spasticity and movement disorders, delays in development and growth, hearing loss, eye movement impairment, and brain injury.

What is the Cost of Filing a Claim?

Burg Simpson will pay for the costs associated with obtaining your medical records. We will also cover the costs for filing fees and expert reviews. We are reimbursed for these costs only if your claim is paid. If you do not receive compensation, and there is no recovery, then you do not owe us anything. We don’t get paid unless you get paid.

When Do I Have to File a Claim?

There are limitations regarding how long you can wait to file a medical malpractice claim. If you or someone you know has suffered from a birth injury due to the possible negligence of a medical professional, call Burg Simpson today to schedule a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney.


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