Little Rock Birth Injury Lawyers
Protecting the rights of the tiniest victims of medical negligence throughout Arkansas
Discovering that your newborn has sustained a birth injury is devastating. Serious injuries caused by mishandling, oxygen deprivation, or other causes can have a lasting, negative impact on a child’s life. Doctors and hospitals whose negligence causes your newborn to have a birth injury should be held accountable for your child’s injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, any scarring or disfigurement, loss of function, and changes in life expectations.
At the Little Rock personal injury firm of Bailey & Greer, our birth injury lawyers are here to fight for justice on behalf of our smallest clients. If a preventable medical mistake was the cause of your child’s injuries, you are welcome to call and schedule a consultation where you can discuss your case and discover the legal options available to you.
How can we help?
- What can a Little Rock birth injury attorney do for our family?
- Is a birth injury the same as a birth defect?
- What are some common examples of different types of birth injuries?
- What factors can contribute to causing birth injuries?
- What types of maternal birth injuries do you handle?
- Can you sue a hospital for a birth injury?
- Can you sue a doctor for a birth injury?
- Do you have a Little Rock birth injury lawyer near me?
What can a Little Rock birth injury attorney do for our family?
When you are facing the aftermath of a birth injury, there may be a range of emotions that you as parents are experiencing. But one important issue is your desire to obtain justice on behalf of your child, who will face the lifelong consequences of an injury caused by a preventable medical mistake.
At Bailey & Greer, our Little Rock birth injury lawyers are here to fight for your right to fair compensation when your newborn, your spouse, or both suffered a serious injury because of the negligence of a medical professional. We investigate the incident and by working with medical experts in the field of obstetrics, we determine what happened, who is responsible for your child’s injuries, and hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses.
Given the short, two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Arkansas, it is vital that you contact an experienced Little Rock birth injury attorney from Bailey & Greer right away so that we can protect your right to fair compensation for the pain and anguish your family has been put through because of a medical mistake.
Is a birth injury the same as a birth defect?
Birth injury and birth defects differ in several important ways:
- A birth injury is damage that occurs as a result of physical pressure during the birthing process, usually during transit through the birth canal, according to Merck Manual. Some birth injuries resolve on their own without treatment, but others, especially those caused by asphyxia, can cause lasting damage.
- Birth defects are structural changes present at birth that can affect almost any part or parts of the body (e.g., heart, brain, foot). They may affect how the body looks, works, or both, and they can vary from mild to severe, according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If your child was born with a birth injury that was caused by medical negligence, the compassionate Little Rock birth injury lawyers at Bailey & Greer are here to protect your right to fair compensation.
What are some common examples of birth injuries?
Examples of birth injuries include:
What factors can contribute to causing birth injuries?
Some of the factors that can contribute to causing a birth injury include:
- Babies with a birth weight over 8lbs. 13 oz.
- Babies born before 37 weeks
- Cephalopelvic disproportion (the size and shape of the mother's pelvis is inadequate for a vaginal birth)
- Prolonged or difficult labor
- Abnormal presentation
- Infections or other medical conditions in the mother
- Improper use of delivery instruments
- Failure to administer oxygen when needed
What types of maternal birth injuries do you handle?
The CDC reports that in 2020, 861 women were identified as having died of maternal causes in the United States, compared with 754 in 2019.
Some mothers are left unable to have any more children and others are so traumatized they do not want to give birth ever again. ProPublica has reported the issue of "severe maternal mortality," which includes deaths from hemorrhages, organ failure, and other complications. Up to six percent of new mothers suffer from PTSD due to childbirth complications along with other factors.
Examples of maternal birth injuries include:
- Perineal tears
- Undiagnosed pelvic fractures
- Pelvic floor injuries
- Ruptured uterus
- Prolapsed uterus
- Post-natal depression
Mothers who have suffered injuries from the childbirth process that were a result of medical negligence may be able to pursue compensation for their injuries and other damages. Our Little Rock birth injury lawyers are here to fight for justice for you.
Can you sue a hospital for a birth injury?
Yes. Hospitals are generally liable for the negligence of any other employees including birth delivery doctors. Hospitals may also be liable if they give permission for non-employee doctors to use the hospital’s birth center if the hospital fails to properly vet the physician or monitor the birth. We can help you if your child was injured because of negligence at hospitals like:
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205-7102
3333 Springhill Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72117-2922
Can you sue a doctor for a birth injury?
Yes. Any healthcare provider whose negligence causes a birth injury can be held accountable in Arkansas. Gynecologists, obstetricians, other birth doctors, midwives, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other pregnancy, labor, and birth professionals can be held accountable for any type of medical malpractice that injures or causes the death of your infant.
Do you have a Little Rock birth injury lawyer near me?
Bailey & Greer, PLLC is located at 415 N McKinley Suite #250-J. Our office is just a five-minute walk from Little Rock Zoo by the Park Plaza Mall. We represent people throughout Arkansas.
Rest assured, however, that if you are critically injured and unable to come to Little Rock, we will travel to visit you in the hospital or rehabilitation center. We also offer virtual conferences and telephone consultations.
We have the experience and network of medical relationships to hold negligent hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers accountable.
Where can I get help with my birth injury case?
If your baby’s birth injury happened because of a preventable medical mistake, consult with a lawyer to learn about your legal options. Bailey & Greer, PLLC is ready to answer your questions and recommend possible next steps. Our Little Rock birth injury lawyers offer compassion and caring representation as we handle your case. You may call us toll-free or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.
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415 N McKinley Suite #250-J, Little Rock, AR 72205