One of life’s wonders is to look at a newborn baby and imagine what his or her future may hold.

Will she be artistic like her father? Will he have his mother’s mechanical ability? When a baby is born healthy, the possibilities are unlimited. However, a child who suffers a birth injury may be saddled with a lifetime of disability and serious challenges.

If your child was the victim of a preventable birth injury, you have legal rights. The seasoned medical malpractice attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC would be honored to help you understand what happened and explore your legal options. Reach out today to schedule your free consultation with a Watertown birth injury lawyer.

Birth Injuries Are Often Preventable

Birth injuries can happen when the obstetrician, nurse midwife, or advanced practice nurse misses an indication of distress on the fetal monitor. Such distress can indicate a lack of oxygen to the brain which can result in an anoxic brain injury, which can result in permanent brain damage, and serious medical conditions such as cerebral palsy.

Other common birth injuries are caused by misuse of tools, such as forceps and vacuum extractors, during delivery or by a delay in performing a cesarean section. Our dedicated Watertown attorneys represent victims of all types of birth injuries. Some examples are:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Nerve injury

Some birth injuries may require a lifetime of care. Our committed Watertown lawyers help birth injury victims and their families recover financial compensation to help them move forward and to hold negligent medical professionals accountable.

A Watertown Birth Injury Attorney Stands Up for Families Affected by Negligence

Unfortunately, many birth injuries are the result of negligence on the part of a medical professional. Some are caused by failure to adequately monitor and diagnose risk factors in a timely manner, leading to severe and permanent damage; others are a direct result of a doctor’s malpractice, such as misuse of tools during delivery or overdosing the mother on a medication such as Pitocin.

When you speak with us, we’ll listen to your story and explain your legal rights. If we believe your child’s injury was caused by a preventable error, we’ll launch a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of what happened. We’ll represent you relentlessly in negotiations and, if necessary, at trial, keeping you informed but giving you space to focus on your family. We put in the time and effort to reach the best possible resolution because we understand this isn’t just a case; this is about your child’s life.

In the wake of a birth injury, you need immediate answers, and you may need to take legal action promptly to preserve your child’s rights. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Watertown birth injury lawyer.