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Seattle Birth Injury Lawyer
A birth injury is a serious form of medical malpractice that can affect an infant for life. Negligent acts or omissions during a mother’s pregnancy, labor, or delivery can lead to injuries that a reasonably skilled doctor would have prevented. Birth injuries can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills and significant pain and suffering for the family.
As the parent of a child with a birth injury, you have rights. Seek legal counsel from the personal injury attorneys at Colburn Law. We are passionate about giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Our lawyers can walk you through the steps of filing a malpractice claim against a physician, hospital, or birthing center in Seattle. Contact us for a free consultation.
Why Choose Colburn Law?
- We have been helping Seattle residents achieve justice and get back on their feet since our doors opened years ago.
- We have achieved outstanding results for our past personal injury clients – including many medical malpractice and birth injury cases.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis. We only charge for our legal services if we secure you financial compensation.
Do You Need a Birth Injury Lawyer?
You might think you will save time or money by not hiring a lawyer, but neither is true. A lawyer can take care of the complex claims process, including confusing legal paperwork, on your behalf while you focus on your child’s health and recovery. A brain injury lawyer will know how to expedite your claim, follow the filing rules, and argue for maximum compensation from insurance companies. Hiring an attorney ensures no one takes advantage of your family during your claim. Your lawyer will fight for the full compensation your child’s injuries demand.
Types of Birth Injuries
A birth injury can describe any type of injury an infant sustains before, during, or after delivery. In a legal context, birth injuries are a type of medical malpractice. If you notice any signs of symptoms of an injury shortly after birth, seek medical advice. Then, call a birth injury attorney at Colburn Law.
- Asphyxia (oxygen deprivation)
- Brain hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain)
- Brain injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Bone fractures
- Facial palsy
- Kernicterus (untreated jaundice)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lacerations or soft tissue injuries
These are some of the most common examples of birth injuries that can happen when hospital personnel or the facility itself engages in negligence health care practices. Your child may suffer lifelong damages from conditions such as cerebral palsy, or have to attend weeks or months of rehabilitation to recover.
What Causes Birth Injuries?
Identifying the cause of your child’s birth injury is one of the first steps toward obtaining justice. It is up to you or your attorney to identify the defendant before you bring your claim. The defendant could be a doctor, nurse, surgeon, obstetrician, the hospital, or another party. Negligence is the most common cause of birth injuries in Washington.
- Failure to diagnose maternal conditions
- Failure to monitor fetal vital signs
- Missed red flags during delivery
- Failure to order an emergency C-section
- Lack of proper use of birthing tools
Holding an at-fault doctor or facility responsible for your child’s birth injury takes help from an attorney. You must bring your medical malpractice claim within three years of your child’s injury. A lawyer can investigate your case, identify the defendant, and help you with the claims process in Seattle.
Contact Us Today
Colburn Law understands birth injury law. We can put our years of experience to use for your family. If you believe you have grounds to file a birth injury claim against one or more parties in Seattle or Bellevue, call (206) 880-7628 to speak to our attorneys. We want to help you fight for justice and fair compensation for your child’s injuries. Contact us online to request a free, no-obligation case evaluation today.