Billings Birth Injury Attorney

Was your child injured by a negligent doctor?

With today's advances in modern medicine, birth injuries should be a thing of the past, but they still happen, especially when hospitals are overcrowded, when doctors are overworked, or when doctors are fatigued. Despite the best intentions, medical professionals are still human.

Unfortunately, when a doctor, nurse, or anesthesiologist makes a mistake during labor or delivery, the consequences can be absolutely devastating, and even fatal. If your child was injured or lost their life during the labor and delivery process, I urge you to contact me at Hughes Law, PLLC.

I understand that everyone makes mistakes, but when it comes to delivering a healthy baby, there is no room for errors. Obstetricians and their staff must exercise the highest level of caution during the birthing process and when they fail in this duty, they should be held accountable for their actions.

Examples of Birth Injuries

When an infant sustains a birth injury as a direct result of negligence on behalf of an obstetrician, nurse, or hospital, it is considered medical malpractice. While birth injuries vary widely, common examples include:

  • Fractures
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brain damage from inadequate oxygen
  • Intracranial hemorrhage (may cause poor feedings and seizures)
  • Erb's or Klumpke's palsy
  • Birth hypoxia and brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy and brain damage
  • Fetal death caused by too much Pitocin
  • Fetal death

There is no question that birth injuries can forever change the life of a baby, and the baby's mother and father. Although some birth injuries are minor, others are so severe that they cause the child to endure life-long disabilities, forever altering their quality of life.

Not all Medical Errors are Excusable

As an experienced Billings personal injury attorney, I am well-aware that not all medical errors are excusable. I know that sometimes, a doctor or nurse, or hospital will act irresponsibly and make unreasonable decisions towards a patient's care.

While personal injury cases as a whole are upsetting, I am deeply saddened when infants and mothers are harmed, and I am passionate about helping. My beliefs are what set me apart from the rest:

  • I know your rights and will enforce them.
  • Medical negligence cannot be swept under the rug.
  • By holding the negligent parties accountable, we are sending a message that birth injuries must be prevented.
  • I care and I will work hard to resolve your situation.

If you or your child were wrongfully injured during the labor and delivery process, I can help. I am a zealous patient advocate who is not afraid to go up against respected obstetricians or huge hospitals. By holding such entities accountable for their actions, my goal is to not only help you, but hopefully prevent other innocent infants from suffering harm during the birthing process.

Call my firm today for a free case evaluation!