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Birth Injury Lawyers in South Carolina

Welcoming a new baby into the world is one of the most joyous occasions you can experience, but medical malpractice can cause birth-related injuries that sour the occasion. That’s why our team of birth injury attorneys will always be Right By You so you can bring your new child to a happy home. Simply call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and our team will get to work.

HawkLaw’s Team of Birth Injury Attorneys

A birth injury can occur at any stage of pregnancy and risk the life of your unborn child. A doctor may view an ultrasound improperly, fail to prevent a difficult or dangerous birth, and cause serious injuries like Erb’s palsy, associated arm problems, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, cognitive disabilities, and even wrongful death.

Any of these potential outcomes are traumatic incidents for a new family, and someone should be held accountable for disrupting the celebration of a newborn. That’s what our team of experienced birth injury attorneys will do to assist your new family in the fight for compensation for these traumatic events.

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Why Choose HawkLaw’s birth defects lawyers

Birth injuries can occur due to a simple mistake or from blatant misconduct. Doctors who are improperly trained or unprepared to handle a birth can injure an infant or the mother during birth without realizing the consequences of their actions. The consequences can be as serious as oxygen deprivation that causes brain injury, brain death, or even a long-term coma for the young baby.

We want you to focus on the health and safety of your newborn and not have to worry yourself over the legal consequences of medical malpractice. That’s what HawkLaw’s diligent birth injury lawyers do, and we’ll make sure that our team pursues every avenue of accountability for your family’s needs. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start fighting for you.  Call 888-HAWKLAW today or reach out via our live chat, and we’ll get to work right away!

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Types of Birth Injuries

Pre-Labor Malpractice

As new parents, you entrust the doctor who oversees your pregnancy with decisions that will enable a healthy birth. If a doctor fails to provide adequate prenatal care, fails to monitor the baby’s vital signs for fetal distress, or fails to schedule a caesarian section when the baby is not born by a certain date, it’s a form of malpractice that risks the health and safety of both mother and child. The doctor should be held accountable for this degree of negligence that causes bodily harm.

During the Delivery

A trained doctor is necessary to safely deliver the baby during the birthing process. However, if the doctor twists or pulls the baby improperly or administers the wrong dosage to help ease the mother through the birthing process, the health and safety of the family is at risk. Long-lasting medical repercussions, such as damage to the baby’s brain or ability to breathe properly, could result from these actions.

Improper Postnatal Care

The first 12 weeks after birth are called “the fourth trimester,” and it’s important for the mothers to receive proper medical care during these 12 weeks to prevent postpartum conditions. If a doctor improperly prescribes medications that deteriorate the mother’s health, mood, and level of comfort, the effects can also influence the new baby’s health and well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my rights as a parent?
If your child has sustained a birth injury, you may be able to sue the responsible party for negligence. To prove medical negligence, you need evidence that shows your physician’s actions fell below the accepted medical care standards. A vetted legal team with experience in birth injury cases will help you gather that evidence to support your claim.
Who can be a defendant in a birth injury claim?
The defendant may be the individual physician, the health care facility, or a drug manufacturer. Once you identify the defendant, you need to prove he or she failed to provide adequate medical care before, during, and/or after delivery.
How long do I have to file a birth injury claim?
South Carolina only affords you a short window of opportunity to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, so it is important to consult with a lawyer right away. But if some time has passed since your injury, the law does provide some limited exceptions so you might not be out of luck. Contact Hawklaw today to find out if you still have a viable claim.
Where does HawkLaw represent clients?
Hawklaw, P.A. has birth injury lawyers across the state of South Carolina in Charleston, Spartanburg, Greenville, and Columbia. We also work in multiple different practice areas that range from wrongful death to pedestrian accidents.

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HawkLaw, P.A.
3 Caledon Ct # A
Greenville, SC 29615
+1 (864) 514-4383
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John D. Hawkins
Founder and CEO

John Hawkins is the Founder and CEO of HawkLaw He has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since his graduation with honors in 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was on the Law Review and Order of Wig and Robe.