Seattle Birth Injuries Lawyer
The joy of welcoming a new baby into your family can instantly turn to despair and sadness when there is a complication during labor or delivery. These complications can result in severe injuries, many of which are lifelong and require parents to make special provisions for their child. Not only is this type of care expensive and time-consuming, but it also puts emotional and financial stress on the entire family.
At the law firm of Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan in Seattle, Washington, we have extensive experience providing compassionate and skilled representation to families impacted by birth injuries caused by the negligence of doctors, anesthesiologists and other medical professionals.
Do not delay in contacting us about your case. The statute of limitations for health care negligence in Washington is three years, although there are some exceptions. If you feel you have a claim, you should immediately talk with an experienced attorney who can determine what the law requires for your particular situation.
Cerebral Palsy Attorney Serving Tacoma
Delivery of a healthy child depends on many factors, including timing of a doctor’s actions and the doctor’s skills in using delivery-assistance instruments. An error before, during or immediately following delivery can result in devastating trauma to the infant, the mother or both.
The resulting injuries can present lifelong challenges that cost millions of dollars over the next several decades to address. We advise parents about their legal options regarding a wide variety of injuries to their newborn during birth, including:
- Brain injuries resulting from lack of oxygen during birth
- Failure to perform a C-section in time
- Cerebral palsy caused by medical mistakes
- Shoulder dystocia
- Misuse of forceps
- Fetal heart rate irregularities
Mothers, meanwhile, can suffer C-section complications, uterine rupture and death.
Our Seattle Birth Injuries Attorney Can Answer Your Questions
In many cases, parents are uncertain about whether medical errors caused a birth complication which resulted in serious injury. We can investigate the facts involved in your child’s birth to determine if you have an actionable medical malpractice case.
If it is determined that you have an actionable case, it is important to get an accurate estimate of your child’s care and related costs for the rest of his or her life. Attorney Steven R. Pruzan uses a certified life care planner who helps determine the types and amounts of services, products and medicines that a child will need throughout his or her life.
If your family suffered a catastrophic birth injury or death, contact highly regarded Seattle birth injury lawyer Steven R. Pruzan at 206-388-5038 or use the contact form on this website to schedule a free consultation.