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Birth Injuries

Fighting for families throughout West Virginia

Medical malpractice can be especially heartbreaking when it involves a newborn child. The negligence of medical professionals can lead to birth injuries that cause permanent damage. The medical malpractice attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC help families recover compensation for the emotional and financial toll these injuries can have.

There are two main types of injuries that can take place during the birth and delivery process. The first, injuries caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, can result in lifelong disability and other complications. The second type, injuries caused by trauma, include cases when there is compression of the umbilical cord during labor or delivery, a prolapse of the umbilical cord during delivery, rupture of the uterus, or a separation of the placenta before delivery of the baby.

Serious birth injuries can have lifelong consequences

Examples of birth injuries include cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, Klumpke's palsy, facial paralysis, mental retardation and bone fractures. Birth injuries can cause permanent damage. Children face a lifetime of challenges and parents may struggle with the cost of care and treatment. The financial losses are extensive; the personal losses are unimaginable.

These issues can be addressed by filing a comprehensive claim for damages, or taking the case to court for a decision if the claim is not satisfied fairly, and within a reasonable period of time. We are passionate advocates for the injured child and their families, and we are unrelenting in pursuing justice and the best results for these cases.

A committed legal team on your family's side

Our legal team conducts a full investigation to find out how the injury happened. We review all medical records and related documents. We consult medical experts who can tell us if proper procedures were followed. Our medical malpractice attorneys build a strong case that hospitals and their insurance companies can't ignore.

We also consider the true amount of damages suffered by you and your family. These damages include all past and future medical expenses related to the birth injury. It includes any disability or disfigurement your child suffered. We can also seek other damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

If your child has suffered a birth injury caused the negligence of a medical professional, you need the advice of an experienced birth injury attorney. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
602 Virginia St E #200
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-720-1000