Professional Plano Attorney Seeks Full Compensation for Birth Injuries
Skilled trial lawyer provides parents with personal attention throughout their case
Every expectant parent fears the prospect of a birth injury that could prevent their child from living a normal, healthy life. That’s why parents seek the best prenatal and maternity care they can find. But when an injury occurs because a negligent healthcare provider made a careless mistake, your child deserves full compensation for the full extent of the damage. At the Law Offices of Kevan I. Benkowitz, we help parents in Plano and the Dallas–Fort Worth metro area recover damages from negligent doctors and hospitals. We have more than 15 years of experience litigating high-value cases for injured plaintiffs and defendants. Our experience on both sides of personal injury disputes gives us special insight, which enables us to fight hard for your best possible outcome.
Common birth injuries due to medical negligence
Delivery is naturally difficult on mother and child, but a doctor’s negligence can exacerbate problems that competent care would have avoided. Certain common injuries, such as caput succedaneum, swelling to a baby’s scalp, occur naturally as the child moves through the birth canal. In most cases, caput succedaneum clears up shortly after birth. But a physician’s negligent use of a vacuum extractor can worsen the condition or even cause cephalohematoma, a hemorrhage between the infant’s scalp and skull, which can lead to more lasting harm.
Clumsy treatment during delivery can also fracture a baby’s collarbone. Although in most cases the bone heals fully, the baby is subjected to unnecessary suffering, and the child’s condition causes undue anxiety for the parents.
In the worst cases, negligent physicians inflict permanent injuries that greatly diminish a child’s quality of life. These include:
- Brachial plexus injury
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy or paralysis
- Shoulder dystocia
- Cerebral palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Hypoxic and anoxic brain injury
There are numerous mistakes doctors make that cause catastrophic injuries to newborns, including failing to address a prolapsed umbilical cord, administering medication to the mother that causes a drop in fetal oxygen, attempting a vaginal delivery when the baby is too large, and failing to order a C-section in a timely manner. An experienced attorney can thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your baby’s injury to hold negligent parties accountable.
How you can help your child’s birth injury case
A serious birth injury cries out for justice, but proof is not always easy to establish. To help your child’s case for recovery, you need to retain an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney and provide as much documented information as possible. This includes:
- The full names and contact details of all physicians and professionals involved
- A list of all medical facilities you attended for prebirth treatment
- Details of all medical procedures
- A timeline of events leading up to the birth
- A list of any prescription medications taken during the pregnancy
Coming prepared to your first consultation allows your prospective attorney to evaluate your case and begin working immediately.
For a free consultation on your child’s birth injury, contact our Plano law firm
Birth injury litigation requires knowledge, skill, and a deep commitment to serving the client. Parents can trust the Law Offices of Kevan I. Benkowitz to pursue their claim aggressively and professionally. Call us at 972-464-2645 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.