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Your family does not have to suffer alone after a birth injury

Birth can be a difficult process for both the mother and the baby, and doctors and other medical professionals bear the responsibility of providing appropriate care. In situations when complications arise, doctors have to decide whether to intervene, and if they do, how to implement the appropriate interventions. Sometimes, these efforts can go wrong and result in serious harm to the baby.

If your child suffered injuries during the birth process, you may feel overwhelmed by what happened. You are unsure of what the long-term impact of your child's injury will be, how it will affect your baby's abilities in the future and the cost of providing necessary care. If the actions or negligence of the attending South Carolina doctor or nurse caused your child's suffering, you may have grounds to pursue compensation through a civil claim. 

Was the birth injury preventable?

Birth is complex, and complications are normal. However, the interventions or lack of interventions can make a naturally occurring issue much worse for the baby. Sadly, birth injuries can lead to nerve damage, limb issues and other medical complications that would affect the baby long into the future or even for the rest of his or her life. 

It is not easy to prove liability in cases involving birth injury cases, but you always have the right to know your options regarding a potential civil claim. If you are able to prove the following, you may have a case:

  • The defendant -- such as the doctor, nurse, surgeon or pharmacist -- owed your baby a certain duty to provide an acceptable standard of care.
  • The defendant did not meet this standard of care, thereby resulting in injury to your child.
  • This injury resulted in your family's emotional duress and financial suffering.

If you think you may have a case, you have no time to lose in seeking the full protection of your rights. Taking quick action can help you preserve certain evidence and allow you to start building your case as soon as possible.

Your rights as a parent providing care

When your child suffers, you suffer. You have the right to take action on his or her behalf. You may be able to secure the recovery your family deserves to properly care for your child and provide the support he or she needs for a strong future. An evaluation of your case can help you understand the most appropriate course of action for your family.

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