Birth Injuries Lawyer Rhode Island
A Challenging Start To Life
The birth of a child should be a joyous time. Unfortunately, complications can arise during the delivery process that result in permanent injury to the baby. In fact, seven out of every 1000 births in the U.S. result in birth injuries caused by the negligence of a health care professional.
At DeLuca & Associates, LTD. our team of experienced Rhode Island birth injury lawyers helps parents seek compensation for children who have suffered serious injuries during delivery. Contact us today at our offices in Providence to schedule a free consultation.
Identifying The Causes Of Your Child’s Injuries
Not every birth injury is the result of medical malpractice. However, an improperly handled or delayed delivery can significantly increase the risk of complications. Doctors are also expected to follow the correct procedures in dealing with those complications.
Types Of Cases We Represent
Brain Injuries During Birth:
Oxygen deprivation during childbirth can seriously injure the child’s brain, resulting in developmental delays, intellectual disabilities and other conditions.
Nerve damage due to shoulder dystocia is the most common cause of Erb’s palsy, a form of paralysis that can have long-term consequences.
Dropping Of Newborns:
Any injury that occurs when a child is dropped during or immediately after delivery may be the result of medical malpractice.
Forceps should only be used during childbirth in rare instances, as they can cause bruising and other serious injuries to the child.
If the mother is not given proper treatment after delivery, she may end up suffering infections, infertility and other serious consequences.
Get In Touch Today
Our experienced birth injury attorneys are fully prepared to litigate your case if necessary with the support of cutting-edge technology and credible experts. We will not charge you a fee unless we help you obtain compensation. Don’t hesitate to contact us via email to discuss how we can help.
You can also call us at (401) 453-1500 toll free to schedule a consultation.
Birth Injury FAQs
1. Could your child's birth injury have been prevented?
The attorneys at DeLuca & Associates, LTD. can provide free case consultation to determine if a birth injury could have been prevented.
2. How much does a birth injury lawyer cost?
Birth injury cases are handled on a contingency fee. This means if you do not receive a settlement or verdict in your favor, you are not charged for the legal services.
3. What's the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury?
A birth defect is a congenital condition that was present before the infant was born. A birth injury is caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider or service.
4. What kinds of situations give rise to a lawsuit for birth injury?
Failure of medical professionals to order a Cesarean section, incorrect treatment of the mother, undiagnosed health issues with the newborn, incorrect use of medical equipment or birthing procedures, or failure of staff to follow recognized best practices can all give rise to legal action if there is an injury to the infant.
5. Will a lawsuit always be successful if a baby is harmed through a birth injury?
These lawsuits can be extremely complicated and complex. Having top representation through DeLuca & Associates, LTD. provides experienced legal representation for your case.
6. Is Cerebral Palsy always a birth injury?
No, and gestational risk factors and genetic issues can contribute to the development of cerebral palsy, as can medical negligence.
7. How long will a birth injury lawsuit take?
Each lawsuit is different, and until we review your case, it is not possible to provide a proper timeline.
8. How much is the compensation for birth injury?
The facts of the case, the significance of the injury and other factors determine the compensation for each case.
9. What is doctor and birth injury negligence?
This occurs when the doctor fails to provide acceptable standards of care or is negligent in a manner that results in the injury of the infant.
10. What to do after a birth injury?
Contact the team at DeLuca & Associates, LTD. for a free consultation on your case.
11. Who will receive money after a successful lawsuit for a birth injury?
Typically, it is the mother and father, but other relatives may be involved based on the facts of the case.
12. How do I know if the doctor made a mistake or if the injury was not caused by malpractice?
Each case has specific details to take into consideration as far as malpractice. Schedule a free consultation with the experienced lawyers at DeLuca & Associates, LTD. to see if your birth injury was a result of malpractice.
13. What are some common causes of birth trauma and injury?
Incorrect use of equipment during delivery, prolonged delivery without a C-section, failure to correctly treat health conditions of the mother, oxygen deprivation, neglecting to monitor the baby’s heart rate, and failure to treat jaundice are all examples that can contribute to a birth injury.
14. What types of cases do birth injury attorneys take on?
Cases where the negligence of a medical doctor, staff, or facility resulted in the injury to the infant.