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Birth Injuries

Charlottesville Birth Injury Attorney

Yvonne T. Griffin
Birth Injury Lawyer

Reputable Virginia Birth Injury Lawyers Help Parents Pursue Justice

Determined Charlottesville attorneys take on negligent medical providers

A medical accident during the delivery of your newborn can create extreme stress and sadness during what should be a joyous time. At the law firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. our Virginia lawyers work on behalf of new parents to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for the physical and emotional harm that results from birth injuries. Headquartered in Charlottesville and with offices in Harrisonburg, Staunton and Palmyra, our firm seeks compensation for the immediate effects of birth injuries as well as problems that could affect your child throughout his or her life. We provide legal representation for parents in Albemarle County and throughout the surrounding areas.

Caring Albemarle County law firm represents parents after traumatic births

Many birth injuries result from trauma inflicted on a newborn during delivery. Serious related conditions may include:

  • Cerebral palsy — Brain damage sustained during birth can cause poor motor skill development, muscle weakness and balance issues. A child may have to use a wheelchair, walker or other assistive equipment throughout their life.
  • Erb’s palsy —Characterized by weakness or paralysis of the child’s shoulder or arm, Erb’s palsy is typically caused by stretching of the nerve fibers in a child’s head, neck and arm. It may be treated with physical therapy or surgery.
  • Brachial plexus injuries — The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves in the shoulders, near the neck. Stretching, compression or other trauma to these nerves can cause pain, weakness or lack of feeling in a child’s arm or hand. Though many brachial plexus injuries heal on their own, some require surgery.
  • Cranial nerve damage — A newborn with cranial nerve damage may be incapable of functions such as closing an eye, swallowing properly or making facial expressions. The damage may resolve itself, or may require surgical intervention.
  • Fractures — Many birth injury fractures occur to the collarbone when the child passes through the birth canal. A splint or soft bandage may be applied to limit the child’s movement until the break heals.
  • Spinal cord injuries — Trauma to the child’s spinal cord may be permanent, resulting in lifelong paralysis.

Our top priority is getting your family the financial resources to pay for your child’s medical treatment and related needs.

Knowledgeable legal team builds cases to demonstrate medical negligence

To succeed in a medical malpractice case, it will be necessary to provide evidence that your child’s birth injury resulted from the negligence of a medical professional or organization. Our legal team will carefully review your medical records and work with healthcare experts to determine where critical mistakes occurred.

Causes of preventable birth injuries may include:

  • Excessive force with forceps
  • Vacuum extraction
  • Lack of oxygen to the newborn
  • Improper medication given to the mother
  • C-section complications
  • Failure to diagnose a fetal or maternal medical condition
  • Failure to provide proper care to the child during or after birth

A medical entity may be found negligent at trial or might agree to pay a settlement without admitting fault. During settlement negotiations and litigation, our attorneys vigorously represent clients and seek solutions in the best interests of their families.

We may be able to help your family recover compensation to pay for your child’s:

  • Current and future medical care
  • Special education needs
  • Future lost earnings
  • Caregiver assistance
  • Housing and transportation accommodations
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

Consult a personal injury lawyer promptly if your child is diagnosed with a birth injury or if you suspect medical malpractice. One of our caring attorneys will work with you personally to pursue the financial support needed to give your child the care and comfort he or she deserves.

Contact compassionate Virginia birth injury attorneys to set up a free initial consultation 

From our offices in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Palmyra, the Virginia birth injury lawyers of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. help parents pursue appropriate compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 434-973-7474 or contact us online.

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