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Hawaii Birth Injury Attorney

Was your child injured at birth?

Parents place their trust in medical professionals to keep their children safe and healthy during pregnancy and delivery. When nurses, physicians, or other health care providers act negligently and fail to uphold their duty to provide adequate care, mothers or newborns can suffer serious harm. Under medical malpractice law, victims or families who suffer harm at the hands of medical professionals may have the right to file claims for compensation.

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There are two main causes of birth injuries: traumatic, physical injuries and injuries caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Birth injuries can also be grouped into pre-birth "in utero" injuries and labor/delivery injuries. Whatever caused your child's birth injury and at whatever gestational age the injury occurred, the Hawaii birth injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP are here to fight for justice on behalf of you and your family.

Types of Birth Injuries

Common types of birth injuries include:

  • Erb's palsy – A birth injury characterized by facial paralysis
  • Cerebral palsy – A birth injury caused by brain damage that impairs the motor skills
  • Brain damage – A birth injury caused by head trauma or lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Brachial Plexus – A birth injury characterized by nerve damage in the arm
  • Fractures – A birth injury commonly caused when doctors choose vaginal birth while cesarean section would have been more appropriate considering the size of the baby.
  • Oxygen deficiency – This can lead to a wide range of birth injuries, but can be caused by umbilical cord strangulation, among other things.
  • Uterine rupture injuries – While rare, some births are characterized by the collapsed muscular wall of the uterus.
  • Shoulder dystocia – This event is considered an obstetric emergency and is characterized by the successful delivery of the head, but the shoulders fail to deliver.

Many birth injuries are caused by problems with blood flow. As soon as the situation is detected, doctors and nurses need to take immediate action to increase the oxygen supply to the baby, including performing a cesarean section if necessary. Physician or medical staffs who fail to take appropriate actions can be held legally responsible for any injuries that occur.

Why Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

If you suspect that your child was injured due to labor or delivery mismanagement, contact a Hawaii personal injury lawyer for legal advice. Our attorneys have become leaders in the field of birth injuries and medical malpractice and are continually trusted by families for the following reasons:

  • We've recovered over $500 in compensation for clients
  • Record-setting birth injury / medical malpractice case results
  • Voted for inclusion in Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • Award-Winning Lawyers
  • Caring, compassionate & personalized service.

An injury lawyer from our firm can review your case and determine if you are eligible to receive monetary compensation to cover the costs of hospitalization, medical treatment, long-term care, pain, suffering and emotional trauma.

Birth Injury Lawyer in Honolulu

We are members of the prestigious American Trial Lawyers Association, and our attorneys are SuperLawyer rated. We will conduct an in-depth investigation to determine who was at fault for your child's injuries, and hold them accountable for their negligent actions. Our firm will compile medical evidence documenting the extent of your child's injuries, and aggressively fight for your rights to compensation.

Contact a Hawaii birth injury lawyer for adept legal counsel and representation if your child suffers from a birth injury.

500 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 400
Honolulu, HI 96813
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