Charlotte Birth Injury Lawyers
North Carolina Shoulder Dystocia Lawsuit
Birth injuries that can be avoided are a true travesty. Whether it is an injury to the mother during child birth, or injury to the baby during child birth, the lawyers at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates understand the impact on your life and the impact on your family.
We genuinely care about you and are dedicated to fully understanding the extent of the birth injury and the treatment needed, as well as any special needs required. Contact us online today or by calling us at 704-837-7670 in the Charlotte area or toll free at 1-866-974-0431.
Types of Birth Injuries
Our attorneys are extremely familiar with all types of birth injury, including the following:
- Birth-related brain injury : A birth-related brain injury can be caused from oxygen deprivation, poor monitoring, neglect in administering drugs during pregnancy or delivery, failing to perform a timely cesarean section (C-section), use of excessive force during delivery, dropping an infant, and other trauma to the head affecting the brain.
- Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) : Retinopathy of prematurity is a condition of blood vessels in the eye developing abnormally in prematurely born infants. ROP, unidentified or left untreated, may cause blindness or loss of vision in a baby.
- Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is a disease that affects a child's motor skills, and is often caused at birth, but not detected until later. Causes of cerebral palsy include oxygen deprivation from delays in birthing, failing to perform a timely C-section, untreated jaundice, and other neglect that deprives the baby of oxygen.
- Shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injury: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby's anterior shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pubic bone. Shoulder dystocia can lead to injury to both the infant and mother. Shoulder dystocia can cause damage to the baby's brachial plexus nerves. Brachial plexus injury (sometimes call Erb's palsy) is caused from damage to the nerves running through the spinal cord to the arms. Other injuries to the baby can include fractured clavicles, fractured humeri, contusions and lacerations, and birth asphyxia. Birth injury to the baby can be compounded by the use of forceps or a vacuum delivery. Injuries to the mother include excessive loss of blood and vaginal tearing.
- Premature rupture of membrane (PROM): Premature rupture of membrane can be threatening to the mother and child. Typically, labor occurs within a week of the membrane being ruptured, which can pose a serious risk if it occurs long before a baby is due. Another major risk of PROM is the development of chorioamnionitis (an infection of the placental tissues), which can harm the mother and child.
At the law firm of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, our attorneys have over 20 years of experience with cases involving serious injuries, including birth injury. In addition, we have extensive experience handling claims involving brain damage in infants. We understand the medical procedures and the treatment, as well as the potential for future medical treatments. For additional information about our qualifications and the benefits of retaining our services, please visit our Firm Overview page. Let us assist you in determining your future needs and expenses and help you obtain the full and fair compensation you will require.
Contact a Charlotte Birth Injury Attorney at Our Firm
We invite you to contact our experienced birth injury lawyers to discuss your situation and assist you with your claim by calling us at 704-837-7670 in the Charlotte area or toll free at 1-866-974-0431, or by simply filling out our intake form on our Contact Us page. We provide free consultations and have an excellent network of professionals to assist you. Please do not hesitate in putting our team of professionals to work for you.