Charlotte Birth Injury Attorneys
Serving Injured Children & Their Families Since 1983
Having a baby should be a joyous occasion, but if you, your baby, or both have been injured due to complications and errors during pregnancy or delivery, joy turns to stress and anguish—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Don't feel that you need to go through this alone; we want to help. In over 37 years of practice, Charles G. Monnett III & Associates has dealt with multiple cases of birth-related injuries and errors. Our Charlotte birth injury lawyers understand how overwhelming these situations can be; we know that you need answers, and we are here to provide them. Our team offers compassionate, client-focused representation and support throughout the entire legal process.
Birth-Related Brain Injuries
Birth-related brain injuries are often a result of a lack of oxygen during the birthing process. This can lead to cerebral palsy or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Although physicians are trained to recognize symptoms of cerebral palsy, they often fail to do so. Their failure may further your baby's brain injury damage.
Injury to your baby because of a medical professional’s failure to identify symptoms of cerebral palsy may be a form of medical malpractice. Because cerebral palsy is a lifelong injury, you may be entitled to a lifetime of financial benefits to cover the costs of care and special needs your baby may require.
Charles G. Monnett III was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board and has served on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Brain Injury Association for over 10 years.
Kernicterus, or hyperbilirubinemia, is brain damage caused by high levels of bilirubin, the yellow pigment seen on babies with jaundice. While most jaundice conditions are not severe birth injuries, left unmonitored, kernicterus can lead to minor learning disabilities, hearing loss, cerebral palsy, or even death.
Symptoms of early onset kernicterus include:
- Excessive jaundice
- Poor feeding
- Hypotonia (poor muscle support)
- Fatigue or lethargy
As the condition worsens, symptoms include:
- Bulging in the fontanel (“soft spot”)
- High-pitched shrieks or cries
At the most severe point of kernicterus, symptoms include:
- High-Frequency Hearing Loss
- An Increase In Seizures
- Muscle Stiffness Or Problems With Movement
If your child suffered any type of brain injury as a result of medical malpractice, we can help. Contact us or call (704) 859-2003 to discuss your case.
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$3 Million Cerebral Palsy
Confidential settlement for a child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.
$13 Million Medical Negligence Verdict
An infant suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage.
$8 Million Confidential Settlement
Confidential settlement for an infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of the femoral line.
$3.375 Million Failure to Diagnose
Confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a newborn child.
$3 Million Negligent Administration of Nerve Block
Confidential settlement for a woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.
At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we understand that there are few things more devastating than realizing your child has suffered due to a doctor’s negligent care. Our Charlotte birth injury lawyers can help you take action against the liable party and work to secure the recovery you and your child are owed.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation: (704) 859-2003.
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