A birth injury caused by a physician's or nurse's medical error can drastically alter a child's life. Often, the injury to the newborn is apparent right away. Sometimes, though, the effects are not fully apparent until months or years later, even in adolescence.
Unlike many other types of lawsuits, you may have additional time to bring a birth injury claim if your child has not yet turned 19 or is severely disabled. However, you should always consult a lawyer as soon as possible after an injury is discovered, if you suspect medical malpractice as the cause of the injury.Protecting the People Families of Kentucky
The attorneys at Garmer & Prather provide sound legal advice to medical malpractice clients with birth injury claims in Lexington and throughout Kentucky. Our focus is on achieving a satisfactory resolution on our clients' behalf, and we back up that focus with many years of trial experience.
The attorneys of Garmer & Prather help clients pursue action against negligent doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, for injuries occurring during pregnancy, at birth or afterward. We are prepared to handle claims based on a variety of birth injuries, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage
- Toxic-ischemic injury
- Seizure disorder
- Improper prenatal care
At Garmer & Prather, we take a team approach to these complicated cases. Our lawyers cooperate with physicians at some of the nation's top medical centers, other birth injury experts and life care planners to prepare each case for trial.
Part of our comprehensive legal strategy is managing our caseload to allow for personal attention to every individual client. We are committed to pursuing the best course of action as dictated by the circumstances of each case. Contact us for a free consultation about your case.