Clarksville Birth Injury Attorney
Fighting for Justice for Mothers & Children
For most children, the most precarious time in their early lives is when they are being born because of the many different birth complications that can happen. Your doctor and the rest of your medical team need to work together to ensure that your child’s delivery is healthy, safe, and successful.
If you or your child suffered an injury during birth, we encourage you to consult with our firm. Our birth injury attorney in Clarksville can determine if you have a valid claim. If so, we can fight for the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Birth Injuries
Prospective parents put their trust in doctors, nurses, midwives, and other medical professionals to ensure a safe birth. Unfortunately, that trust is sometimes misplaced. One small mistake or one second of negligence can lead to a lifetime of pain for parents and children alike.
Examples of malpractice that could lead to a birth injury include:
- Failure to monitor — A child may be experiencing distress in the womb. The child may be low on oxygen. Hypoxia can cause permanent health issues such as cerebral palsy.
- Excessive force — If a physician uses excessive force during the extraction of the child from the mother, it is very easy to damage the brachial plexus, a nerve that controls arm movement. This can cause Erb's palsy.
- Failure to perform a timely cesarean section — When a child is in distress, a cesarean section (C-section) may be necessary. A physician may not perform the operation soon enough, causing the child to be seriously and possibly permanently injured.
- Failure to identify birth defects — During the child's development in the womb, proper fetal monitoring can identify birth defects. Some types of birth defects can be treated before birth. Failure to do so can complicate the birth process and leave the child with serious health issues.
We Achieve Multimillion-Dollar Settlements & Verdicts
At Pete Olson Injury Attorneys, we are committed to providing the real help people need after their child has been harmed by substandard medical care. The issues that birth injuries cause can impact the entire span of a child's life. You want to do everything you can for your child. We can help ensure that your child has what they need today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Attorney Pete Olson has a record of success that includes multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements over the course of a more than 25-year career. We can help you help your child.