Having a child should be one of the happiest moments of your life.
When you are bringing a child into the world, you trust that you are in good hands. Tragically, every year thousands of mothers and their children suffer serious and even fatal injuries during labor and delivery. Many of these injuries are the result of negligent medical care.
The moment you suspect you or your baby has suffered a birth injury, you should seek the help of a skilled North Carolina birth injury lawyer. Our firm will work quickly to investigate the events that may have resulted in you or your child’s injury. We will gather the evidence and consult with respected medical experts to help prove your case.
Injuries may occur to either the mother or child, or both, and may occur during pregnancy or labor and delivery. Birth injuries often involve:
- Improper prenatal care
- Toxic exposure
- Unsafe drugs
- Misuse of birth assistance tools
- Failure to monitor a mother/infant’s vital signs
- Failure to diagnose material complications
- Delays or failure to administer emergency c-section
- Negligence during labor and/or delivery
- Failure to identify and respond to fetal distress
The birth injury lawyers at Horton & Mendez handle cases involving:
- Birth asphyxia
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Infant death
- Erb’s palsy
- Material death
- C-section errors
- HELLP syndrome