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Mississippi Attorneys Hold Doctors Responsible for Wrongful Births

Delivery room physicians can injure the infant or mother during birth

Most parents will agree that having a child is one of the greatest joys in life. However, what do you do when someone harms you or your infant child during birth? If a doctor, nurse or hospital acted negligently and thereby caused harm to you or your baby, you deserve justice.

At Corban • Gunn • Van Cleave Law Firm, the second we take your case, we begin working on how to resolve your claim as quickly and effectively as possible. We understand that you and your family may be experiencing a great deal of emotional pain. Rest assured our experienced lawyers provide hands-on guidance until your case is resolved.

Wrongful birth lawsuit

When you file a wrongful birth lawsuit, you are alleging that your doctor failed to inform you of your child’s birth defects and that if you had known, you would have ended the pregnancy. Wrongful death claims are typically based on negligent genetic testing or a failure to detect physical abnormalities as the fetus develops. Our medical malpractice attorneys have access to vast and diverse medical experts who can review your case and support your claim.

If successful, a wrongful birth lawsuit may compensate you for the medical costs associated with treating, caring for and raising your child. These expenses vary based on your child’s condition. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also be able to obtain compensation for the pain and suffering of coping with your child’s deformity.

Injuries to the mother or infant

Doctors and nurses have many responsibilities when delivering a baby. If a physician fails to monitor the oxygen levels of the baby, the infant may suffer fetal distress. A lack of oxygen can cause birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy. A doctor may also act negligently toward the mother by failing to control maternal blood loss after delivery.

If your infant is injured, you and your baby’s other parent must bring a lawsuit on behalf of your child against the responsible person or party. A successful lawsuit can provide you with compensation for the following:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

The mother may bring a lawsuit if she sustains harm during birth. For example, if the doctor prescribes the wrong medication or dose of painkillers during delivery and the mother has an adverse reaction, she may be able to file a claim against the doctor.

Speak with a compassionate birth injury lawyer in Mississippi today

When you contact Corban • Gunn • Van Cleave Law Firm online or by phone, you can schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced malpractice lawyer. Located in Biloxi, our office proudly serves Gulfport and all of Mississippi.

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