Birth Injuries

Columbia Birth Injury Lawyer

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

Health care professionals such as doctors and nurses are legally required to maintain a standard of care for their patients. When they violate this duty, they can be held liable for damages. This includes medical professionals involved in obstetrics, gynecology and child birth. A birth injury can be extremely traumatic for family members, and result in life-long disabilities and impairments. Types of birth injuries include:

  • Brain damage
  • Erb's palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Oxygen deficiency
  • Uterine rupture
  • Shoulder dystocia

A child can be injured at birth in many different ways. When medical personnel observe a situation that could lead to a birth injury, they are required to take immediate action. A failure to act can make them accountable for any injuries that occur. If you child was harmed at birth, contact a Columbia personal injury attorney from The Sumner Law Group to discuss your case. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and file a medical malpractice claim for any wrongdoing. Our firm is sensitive to the needs and concerns of parents with an injured child, and will remain committed to securing a settlement that provides the compensation you need.

Birth Injury Attorney in Columbia

Medical malpractice is a serious matter that often has devastating consequences. If your child was injured at birth because of a health care provider's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs of hospitalization, medical treatment, home care, pain, suffering and emotional trauma. A lawyer from our firm can give you sound advice on how to seek a settlement to cover medical expenses and other losses that resulted from the injury. Attorney Brent Sumner is a capable personal injury lawyer will aggressively pursue any monetary damages you are due. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Missouri Bar and Illinois State Bar Association, and has many years of experience representing clients in medical malpractice cases.

Contact a Columbia birth injury lawyer for legal advice and representation if you child was injured at birth.

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