Care for the Victims of Labor and Delivery Negligence
Looking out for Kentucky families
Whether you choose a traditional home birth with a midwife or a birthing suite at your local hospital, you deserve the highest levels of care during the labor and delivery process. At Crandall & Pera Law, we know what may happen if a medical professional is negligent. We have seen firsthand the lifelong devastating results of a birth injury, and have helped families throughout Kentucky after such an event. Crandall & Pera Law has in-depth experience at evaluating and assembling the experts necessary to obtain a favorable result and fair compensation to provide the best medical care possible for a child injured at birth. In addition, Crandall & Pera Law will assist your family in maximizing the compensation you may receive through introduction to experts in special needs trusts and other financial vehicles designed to safely provide for a child severely injured at birth. If you or your child suffered needlessly because of medical negligence, contact the experienced team at Crandall & Pera Law.
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The potential consequences of negligence
A negligent medical professional can cause injury to both the mother and the child. Some of the more common cases of delivery and labor negligence involve:
- Failure to monitor the child for signs of fetal distress
- Failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner
- Use of excessive force, resulting in skull fractures or brachial plexus injuries
- Forceps errors leading to skull fracture and brain trauma
- Vacuum extractor errors
- Failure to notice an umbilical cord wrapped around the child’s neck
- Failure to diagnose Cephalo-Pelvic-Disproportion (CPD)
- Failure to administer antibiotics, epidurals or Pitocin correctly
- Failure to protect the child from infections transmitted by the mother, such as GBS or HIV
One of the biggest risks a newborn faces because of labor and delivery errors is brain damage. Oxygen deprivation is a serious concern during any delivery, but especially for difficult or high-risk births; such deliveries can be exacerbated by medical negligence. A wrapped umbilical cord (“nuchal cord”), an incorrect dosage of drugs or a delay in recognizing the signs of fetal distress could cause permanent and severe brain damage in the infant.
Because Crandall & Pera Law comprises both experienced medical malpractice attorneys and registered nurses, we are able to look into claims from multiple perspectives. Our team investigates these claims thoroughly, so our clients know whether or not a viable case exists for medical negligence. We are widely acknowledged throughout Kentucky for our skills in the courtroom, and have secured numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for birth injury victims.
Our birth injury lawyers want to help
Birth injuries are devastating to children, their parents and the entire extended family. At Crandall & Pera Law, we are there for you to provide in-depth evaluation and comprehensive counsel for our birth injury clients. Please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our office locations in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.