South Carolina Birth Injury Lawyers

Helping you protect your baby’s health and home

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.
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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.

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' birth injury legal process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us via live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

Following our initial meeting, we’ll launch an investigation into how the injury occurred and assemble paperwork to help prove your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

 

 

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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 and/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 doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.  

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. 

Common FAQs

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.  

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. 

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.