Counsel for Families Whose Loved Ones Were Injured by Postpartum Negligence
Kentucky lawyers help you understand your next steps
When a baby is delivered, providing the right medical care to the child and mother is crucial. Deliveries take their toll on both the baby and the mother, leaving them at increased risk of injury or illness. Crandall & Pera Law serves families throughout Kentucky whose lives were changed forever because of negligent medical care following the birth of their child. We have been recognized by various objective rating services for our skill in handling birth injury cases, and our track record of numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.
How newborns are at risk
Even babies whose delivery went smoothly are at risk if their after-care is poor. Crandall & Pera Law represents families whose newborns were injured because of a medical professional’s failure to:
- Properly monitor the child for signs of respiratory distress
- Take precautions against the transmission of infections or diseases
- Identify and treat jaundice leading to kernicterus
- Identify nerve damage
- Monitor blood pressure and heart rate
A child in distress may need to be treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). If the medical team fails to recognize the signs of distress, the newborn could have a stroke or a seizure. All of these conditions can lead to severe injury, brain damage or even wrongful death. Evaluation of blood work, Apgar scores, urine samples and many forms of testing can detect and prevent postpartum injuries to both mom and baby.
New mothers need extra care as well
Labor and delivery are taxing to new mothers, leaving them physically weak from the exertion. They too are at increased risk of developing:
- Internal bleeding
- Bowel obstructions
- High blood pressure
- Blood clots
Failure to diagnose and treat preeclampsia may lead to severe eclampsia after the child is born. The more severe the case, the more risk the mother has for seizures or brain damage. In some cases, untreated eclampsia could lead to the death of the mother or the child.
At Crandall & Pera Law, we are familiar with the signs of postpartum negligence. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys and registered nurses investigates claims to see whether or not our clients have a case. If the evidence points to negligence, we discuss the next steps our clients may take.
You have options after an injury caused by postpartum negligence
At Crandall & Pera Law, we handle complex birth injury cases throughout Kentucky. If you or your child suffered a catastrophic injury because of postpartum negligence, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation at one of our offices. We have convenient locations in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.