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When a doctor's error leads to permanent problems

Becoming a parent is simultaneously a joyful and terrifying process. When a baby is born, parents are prepared to face colic and sleepless nights. They're ready to deal with baby proofing and ear infections. They are not ready to hear that their baby has a lifelong disability that was caused by a medical error.

Stillborn rate in U.S. has not moved for 15 years

For parents who have lost a child, the grief is tremendous. With a pregnancy comes the expectation of a normal birth and a child. Unlike some conditions, pregnancy seems so normal, and so many proceed with few issues that it is shockingly disorienting for something to go wrong and to leave a couple without a child.

The magnitude of the harm

Birth injuries are among the most affecting of all medical malpractice cases, in both senses of the word "affect." They affect the health of the child, leaving them with a lifetime of medical consequences and they are affecting emotionally because they cause harm to an infant, who is most dependent on us for all of their care.

Taking control after birth injuries

Pregnancy is an exciting, stressful time in any parent's life. There are so many things a pregnant woman is supposed to do to protect her unborn child and mothers-to-be go to great lengths to ensure they are taking what they need to take and avoiding what they need to avoid in the hopes of delivering a healthy baby.

Birth Injury Lawyers

It is indeed a tragedy when the childbirth process causes an infant to suffer from injuries or conditions related to traumas that occurred during labor and birth. Some women seem to sail through the births of their children, yet other women undergo grueling labors that sap their strength and jeopardize the health and welfare of both the mother and fetus. Below are some challenges a mother and her obstetrician or midwife can face during the birthing process.

Understanding the risks of a forceps delivery

Sometimes during a delivery, things don't go as planned. If the child isn't responding as expected or something else out of the ordinary occurs, doctors may decide to change the method of birth. When this happens, however, it is important that the mother be informed of the possible risks associated with a method she wasn't planning on.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers handle birth brain injury cases

The Indiana medcial malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley and Pennington, P.C. frequently handle cases involving brain injury sustained at birth as a result of the malpractice of a doctor or other health care provider. The injuries sustained in these cases are often devastating, and the cases present significant challenges that require the expertise of an experienced malpractice attorney.

Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win at Trial

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C.recently won a $585,000 verdict for a client in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
The case involved a patient who suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth which caused permanent impairment in the use of the patient's right arm. The injury occurred when the baby's shoulder became stuck on the mother's pubic bone after delivery of the head, a complication known as shoulder dystocia.
Jerry Garau and Barbara Germano of Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. tried the case for the patient. They argued that the defendant doctor should have delivered the baby before the shoulder dystocia occurred based upon signs from electronic fetal monitoring that the baby was in trouble. They also argued that the doctor erred by pulling too hard on the baby's head after the shoulder became stuck.
The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. can help you with your medical malpractice or personal injury claim. Contact them today.