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Birth Injuries

Cranston Birth Injury Attorney

Compassionate Legal Guidance for Your Family in Rhode Island

Birth injuries can quite frequently result in a medical malpractice case. A healthy unborn child may be born with severe and permanent injury if the delivering Ob-GYN failed to adhere to the appropriate standard of care. The resulting damages can devastate a family and subject the child to a lifetime of struggle, pain, and medical expense. Mental and physical retardation, paralysis, and other serious developmental defects can be the end result of a birth injury. Because of the lifelong impact of these injuries, birth injury lawsuits often result in very large medical malpractice awards.

If your child was harmed during birth as a result of medical malpractice or negligence, our firm can help. With years of experience in this complicated area of law, our Cranston birth injury attorney knows how to navigate the legal process. With every case we take on, we make ourselves available for our clients 24/7 as we strive to recover the maximum compensation they are owed.

Contact us at (401) 244-7433 today to learn more about how our team can help you; call us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Common Birth Injuries

One common type of birth injury results from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy damages cells in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) due to lack of oxygen. This occurs, most commonly, when the delivering doctor or hospital fails to properly monitor the fetal monitoring strips and does not adequately respond to fetal distress. If the unborn child is showing distress inside the womb, the delivering doctor needs to act quickly for the child’s life and safety and this often requires an emergency cesarean section.

Another common birth injury is cerebral palsy. Some estimates suggest that one in four cases of cerebral palsy is actually the result of medical negligence. If your delivery was difficult and your child was born with cerebral palsy it is imperative that you speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Cerebral palsy results in serious deficits to motor and physical skills, often requiring lifelong care. There is no known cure for cerebral palsy. Not unlike hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy can be caused by failure to accurately read and respond to fetal monitoring strips and delaying a necessary C-section which causes a lack of oxygen to the brain.

There are countless other birth-related injuries that result in serious and permanent damage to your child. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Bradycardia
  • Apnea
  • Acidosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hemiparesis
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)

Our firm just recently helped secure a $4.9 Million settlement for a girl born with a negligent delivery. Due to the doctors’ negligence at delivery, the young girl will have lifelong kidney problems as well as lung deficiency and cognitive difficulty.

Call The Law Office of Joseph Lamy Today

If you or your child has suffered from any of the above injuries, or any other birth-related illness, contact our office right away for a free consultation. Our Rhode Island birth injury lawyer understands that every situation is unique, which is why we take the time to meet with you and learn about the details of your case. From there, we work to secure the maximum compensation you are owed. Our team can handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on being with your family and securing the proper medical treatment for your child.

If you believe your child’s illness or injury was caused by medical malpractice, contact our firm at (401) 244-7433 for a no-cost consultation today.

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When harmed by another's negligence, the responsible party immediately needs to be held accountable for their actions. Don't allow them to get away with not contributing to your recovery, or not having their insurance company pitch in to compensate for medical and repair expenses. Nothing stops the Law Office of Joseph Lamy from pursuing justice on your behalf when you entrust us to see your claim through.

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  • Hundreds of Cases Successfully Handled

    We have a track record for obtaining justice and maximum settlements for the injured.

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    Attorney Joseph Lamy is fixated on being there for our clients when they need him most.

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    Attorney Joseph Lamy does not back down when it comes to protecting your best interests.


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