Birth Injury Lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina
The birth of a child is one of life’s greatest joys and a time for celebration and excitement. Families come together to celebrate and enjoy a new life. Unfortunately when a newborn suffers a birth injury resulting in conditions like cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy, all the hopes and dreams for your newborn child or grandchild’s future can suddenly seem so far away.
When A Medical Mistake Has Been Made.
Before, during, and immediately following labor and delivery are critical times for the mother and the fetus or newborn. It is during these moments when crucial decisions need to be made about the care of both the mother and the fetus or newborn. A birth injury may result when a poor decision is made, standard operating procedures are not met or from mechanical forces (ie, compression, traction) during the birth process.
Problems like cerebral palsy, are also often caused by factors beyond parental control. In many cases, these conditions may result from medical negligence. When a medical mistake is made, parents and loved ones are faced with coming to grips with their newborn being unable to lead a normal life or having an uncertain future. They also are faced with the responsibility for costly, lengthy treatments, something they should not have to face.
At The Clekis Law Firm, we represent the families of newborns whose lives are forever changed because of physician or nurse error resulting in a birth injury.