If your baby has been diagnosed with any type of mental disorder, delayed or impaired motor skills or Cerebral Palsy it could very well be the result of medical malpractice or doctor negligence during delivery or following delivery. Most injuries sustained at birth, or during the process of giving birth can result in significant medical, emotional and financial challenges over the course of a lifetime. If your child was injured when he or she was born it needs to be determined who is at fault such as the obstetrician, nurse, physician assistant, pediatrician or other healthcare provider. Working with a skilled Delaware Birth Injury Attorney will ensure you, and your family, get the compensation and benefits you are entitled to.
If your child sustained a birth injury it is in your best interest to consult with a Delaware Birth Injury Lawyer. Call Shelsby & Leoni, P.A. at 302-995-6210 or 410-385-5612. The Wilmington Delaware Birth Injury Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. are skilled and experienced Delaware Trial Lawyers. They have many years experience litigating all types of Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice and Doctor Negligence cases in Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C.
Delaware and Maryland Birth Injury Types
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cranial Nerve Trauma
- Spinal Cord Trauma
- Intracranial Hemorrhage
- Erb’s Palsy
Causes of Delaware and Maryland Birth Injuries
Many types of injuries at birth can be prevented. For instance, Cerebral Palsy, a common type of birth injury, is the manifestation of a lack of sufficient oxygen to the fetus during labor. This lack of oxygen starts out as perinatal asphyxia. The prolonged lack of oxygen ultimately causes permanent brain tissue damage. The obstetrician team should be able to prevent this lack of oxygen by monitoring variations in the heart rate of the fetus during birth. Other types of birth injuries, such as fractures, paralysis and nerve trauma can be the end result of the doctor or healthcare practitioner being too rough or forceful while delivering the baby. Certain types of birth injuries, such as Shoulder Dystocia, are a result of the fetus being too large or awkwardly positioned in the uterus.
How a Delaware and Maryland Birth Injury Attorney Can Help
Where and how your child’s birth injury occurred dictates who is responsible or accountable for your injuries. Sometimes an insurance company is responsible as in an injury caused by an individual doctor in private practice. In other cases a third party or corporate entities such as hospitals or health care organizations are responsible. Regardless, a Delaware Birth Injury Attorney can help you to obtain the full amount of financial compensation for your injuries based on pain and suffering, current medical expenses, future medical costs and rehabilitation.
Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer Serving Delaware and Maryland
If your child has been injured due to the negligence or carelessness or a doctor, nurse, hospital, obstetrician team or physician assistant please call Shelsby & Leoni P.A. at 302-995-6210 or 410-385-5612. The Delaware Birth Injury Malpractice Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. can also be reached via email by clicking here. Shelsby & Leoni P.A. serve those injured in all types of medical malpractice accidents in the state of Delaware including: Christiana Hospital, Kent General Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, Milford Hospital, Seaford Hospital, Beebe Hospital and all other healthcare umbrella organizations.
Shelsby & leoni serve those injured to medical negligence in Delaware and Maryland including, but not limited to, Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Lewes, Elkton, Bel Air, Baltimore, Annapolis, College Park and Hyattsville, Maryland.