When a newborn is injured during childbirth, it can have drastic implications. Every year in Oklahoma, families struggle to move forward after their baby experiences life-long complications due to negligent care.
It is a long process for parents to understand what happened, why, and how it should have been prevented. An experienced Oklahoma birth injury lawyer specializes in helping families get the answers they need, and compensation to support their child in the future.
Possible Birth Injuries
- Bleeding in the brain
- Brain damage
- Brain swelling
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy (brachial plexus palsy)
- Facial paralysis
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, HIE (Injury to the brain cells from a lack of oxygen)
- Skull fracture
Symptoms of Birth Injury
If you are concerned that your newborn or child is injured, for whatever reason, speak with your doctor immediately. Below are some of the most common symptoms of birth injury:
- A “floppy” appearance indicating lack of muscle tone
- Abrasions, bruises, marks, or swelling on the baby’s face, head, or shoulder
- Failure of the infant to breath independently after delivery
- One arm that appears limp
- CPR or introduction of a breathing tube to resuscitate the infant
- Seizures that develop within 48 hours of delivery
This is not a complete list of birth injury symptoms. Some are recognized immediately, whereas others take months or years to start showing signs of a problem.
Birth Injury Lawyers in Oklahoma
Each year in Oklahoma, birth injury lawsuits are filed by families that never expected to find themselves in such an uncertain position.
If you need to file a lawsuit on behalf of your child, you can hire a qualified lawyer to guide you through the process. An Oklahoma birth injury lawyer is going to know the relevant case law and regulations that apply in your state.
Because Sokolove Law has helped countless families over the last 40 years, our lawyers will help you file a claim that takes a lifetime of medical expenses and adaptive equipment into account.
It is crucial to begin the process of filing your claim as soon as you are able. All claims are subject to statutes of limitations, which vary from state to state and rarely extend beyond a couple of years.
Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our Nurse Case Managers. They will help you unpack what happened and get the relevant information to move forward.