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Jackson Birth Injury Lawyer

It is devastating for the entire family when a newborn is injured during birth. If your child has sustained birth injuries through medical negligence, contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC right away. Our Jackson birth injury attorneys can assist you with a medical malpractice claim for compensation in Mississippi.

Why Choose The Penton Law Group?

  • Our attorneys have over a decade of experience representing people who have been injured by negligence.
  • We prepare every case as though it will go to trial and tenaciously pursue full and fair compensation.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that every case we handle gets the attention it deserves.
  • We put our clients first, going above and beyond to meet their legal needs.

Why You Need a Jackson Birth Injury Lawyer

An experienced Jackson birth injury lawyer can help you understand your legal rights regarding medical negligence. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Jackson, Mississippi work will diligently to help you prove your case. We can thoroughly examine your case information, work with expert witnesses, and gather evidence to support your claim. Our birth injury lawyers can negotiate skillfully on your behalf, and present your case in trial, if necessary.

Types of Birth Injuries

Sadly, birth injuries caused by medical negligence are not a rare occurrence. The following are some of the most common types of birth injuries:

  • Brachial plexus injuries: This birth injury involves damage to the bundle of nerves that run from the upper spine through the neck, shoulder, arm and hand. Damage to these nerves can be temporary and mild, or long-lasting and severe.
  • Bone fractures: A complicated or difficult delivery can cause fractures in the newborn. The clavicle is among the most frequently fractured bones.
  • Caput Succedaneum: This injury can be caused by excessive pressure during delivery. It involves swelling and bruising of the scalp.
  • Perinatal asphyxia: When the newborn does not receive enough oxygen, perinatal asphyxia occurs. This happens when the blood is deficient in oxygen, or when there is insufficient blood supply to the fetus or newborn. This condition can cause labored breathing, seizures, coma or shock.
  • Facial paralysis: The facial nerve is damaged during birth, causing lack of control over the facial muscles. It is noticeable when the infant cries.
  • Cerebral palsy: This condition is characterized by muscles spasms, muscle weakness and lack of motor skills development. There is no cure for cerebral palsy.

Who Is Liable For Your Damages?

Liability is not limited to medical doctors in birth injury medical malpractice claims. Responsible parties may include:

  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Other healthcare providers

Hospitals may either be held directly liable for their own negligence or vicariously liable for the negligence of their employees. Vicarious liability involves holding a party responsible for the negligence of another. Manufacturers of pharmaceuticals may be liable for injuries caused by a drug to a patient if they failed to warn physicians of potential side effects or dangers.

Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC

If your child has suffered birth injuries due to medical negligence, you and your family deserve to recover full and fair compensation. At The Penton Law Group, PLLC we believe that negligent healthcare providers should be held accountable for the harm they cause.

Contact one of our Jackson personal injury lawyers today at (601) 500-5357 to schedule a free consultation. We will evaluate your case and inform you of your legal rights and options.  Fill out a contact form to reach one of our attorneys today.