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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.

Failure to heed fetal monitor strips frequent source of Indiana medical malpractice

Birth injury can be devastating, leaving its victims with serious permanent impairments. Indiana medical malpractice lawyers frequently handle cases where birth injuries could have been prevented if doctors had heeded the warnings provided by fetal monitor strips.

Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers deal with VBAC injuries

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. represent many patients who have sustained injuries during labor and delivery. One setting in which these injuries frequently occur is in vaginal birth after cesarean section, or, as it is more commonly known, VBAC.

Medical Errors in the Management of Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is one of the most feared complications of pregnancy. A shoulder dystocia occurs when, after delivery of the baby's head, the baby's shoulder gets lodged behind the mother's pubic bone. Medical errors in managing shoulder dystocia can lead to permanent injury or death for the baby.

Indiana Medical Malpractice Causing Stillbirth -- A wrong without a remedy?

Medical errors during pregnancy can lead to death of the infant before delivery. The loss suffered by the parents in such a situation is devastating. Unfortunately, lawyers representing negligent doctors in Indiana are trying to add insult to the parents' injury by arguing that the parents have no legal remedy against the doctor whose negligence caused the tragic loss.