For many people, giving birth to a baby is one of the most joyful and overwhelming times they have experienced. Many note that the anticipation of their baby’s arrival is exciting, but the uncertainty of the event causes them anxiety well before the visit to the hospital. When a baby is overdue, there is a certain amount of anxiety that occurs because of the concern for the wellbeing of the baby. Most childbirths are routine and technological advances have allowed the possibility to see any complications prior to the child’s due date. However, there are some instances in which an otherwise healthy baby suffers a birth injury due to the negligence of a medical professional. In some cases, a delayed birth can injure a baby. If you or your baby has been injured in an accident or incident in the state of West Virginia related to a delayed birth, contact Colombo Law today.
What is a Delayed Birth Injury?
A delayed birth injury is an injury that occurs when a baby is not delivered during a normal time frame. Delayed birth injuries can cause harm not only to the child, but also to the individual giving birth. These injuries may vary in severity from those that are minor in nature to others that are particularly dangerous and lead to lifelong complications. In most instances, delayed birth injuries are preventable. If you or your loved one has been injured due to a delayed birth, you deserve compensation for your injury.
Risks of Delayed Birth Injuries
A delayed birth injury can cause a baby to be put in danger of brain compression for an unhealthy period of time, which can lead to neurological problems. This compression may be temporary or may result in permanent complications such as developmental delays or physical changes to the child’s body.
Contact an Experienced Delayed Birth Injury Attorney
Colombo Law is a personal injury law firm located in Morgantown, West Virginia. If you have been injured in an accident or incident related to your child’s birth in West Virginia, contact an attorney at Colombo Law for legal assistance. Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim or how to proceed with obtaining monetary compensation, let one of our attorneys take the stress away from you. Contact one of our attorneys today.