Birth Injury

Get The Money Now That Your Child Will Need Later

If your infant suffered a serious birth injury due to the carelessness of a South Carolina obstetrician, physician or any other medical professional, it is important to pursue the full amount of compensation you will need. Because a permanent injury often results in lifelong medical bills, your child could require hundreds of thousands of dollars for future surgeries, prescription medications, physical therapy and much more.

At John Price Law Firm, LLC, our Charleston birth injury lawyer services provide compassionate representation to families throughout South Carolina. At the same time, we do not hesitate to take injury cases to trial when necessary. Our founder, John Price, is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. You can count on us to pursue the maximum amount possible for your child’s injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury at the hands of a negligent party, do not hesitate to contact our experienced South Carolina personal injury attorneys.

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Compensation For Shoulder Dystocia, Chronic Infections And More

Determining The Best Course Of Action

Even when the highest level of medical care is given, some birth injuries are unavoidable. If your baby suffered a major injury at birth because of the negligence of your medical staff or the facility where you gave birth, your case may qualify as medical malpractice. Many defendants feel they would rather settle a medical malpractice case than go through a costly and time consuming trial. But there is a lot to consider before making this decision including: lost wages, cost of ongoing medical care, specialized equipment that may be needed in the future, and other financial burdens that may be ongoing because of the birth injury. Working with an experienced lawyer, we will help you sort through the details of your case and proceed with a course of action that is of greatest benefit to you.

Our knowledgeable lawyers will sit down with you to create a “life care plan”. This plan will account for all of the costs related to the injury, including any future costs anticipated. The total costs that are calculated as part of your life care plan will be the bulk of the settlement amount you receive, but you may also pursue compensation for damages that are non-monetary, such as loss of quality of life and pain and suffering.

Examples Of Medical Malpractice In Birth Injury Cases

  • Failure on the part of the doctor to perform a C-section that was medically necessary
  • Failure on the part of the doctor to detect signs that the baby was in fetal distress, such as a low heart rate
  • Failure on the part the doctor to treat infections in the mother, such as meningitis or streptococcal
  • Failure on the part of the doctor to treat newborn medical conditions, such as jaundice
  • Improper use of vacuum extractors or forceps
  • Excessive use of force when pulling the baby from the womb

Our South Carolina law firm represents families who have suffered the wrongful death of an infant or serious birth-related injuries. Such cases can involve all types of negligence on the part of a medical provider, resulting in:

  • Chronic infections caused by a baby being allowed to pass through an infected vaginal canal
  • Shoulder dystocia caused by a shoulder becoming stuck after the infant’s head is delivered
  • Erb’s palsy that affects the baby’s ability to move his or her arms, hands or fingers
  • Cerebral palsy caused by oxygen deprivation and brain damage
  • Vacuum extractor or forceps damage causing facial paralysis, swelling or torn nerve injury
  • Fractures of the baby’s collarbone, shoulders, limbs or facial bones injury during delivery
  • Infant death caused by a doctor’s negligence in responding to fetal distress, failing to order a necessary C-section and more
  • Uterine rupture resulting in a life-threatening situation for the mother

Discover Your Rights In A Free Consultation About Delivery Errors

If you or your baby suffered a serious injury during delivery, you deserve to understand your full range of rights and options. Simply contact John Price Law Firm, LLC, to schedule a free initial consultation  for any issues related to a birth injury. Call us at (843) 632-5672, or send us an email.

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    John Price Law Firm, LLC offers convenience and accessibility, with two offices and two satellite locations in the Charleston area and surrounding counties of South Carolina. Most importantly, we offer compassionate representation with proven experience in personal injury and workers' compensation claims.