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Overview Of Birth Injuries In Tennessee

Birth injury cases are some of the most tragic cases we handle, and also some of the most meaningful. At Miller Injury Firm, our attorneys are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children who have their whole lives ahead of them.

We have more than 35 years of experience navigating complex personal injury cases across Middle Tennessee. Our lawyers have recovered millions for clients, reflecting the highly refined skillset we apply to build strong cases for individuals and families.

Understanding What A Birth Injury Is

A birth injury in the context of medical malpractice is any injury that could have been prevented by the reasonable exercise of professional care. Put another way, preventable birth injuries occur when OB-GYNs, family medicine doctors, certified nurse-midwives and other professionals fail to uphold the standards of their profession.

Birth injuries can affect both mothers and babies, and they often take a big toll – financially and emotionally – on the entire family.

Common Birth Injuries To Babies

Common birth injuries resulting from medical negligence include:

  • Brain damage
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Nerve damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Broken bones
  • Skull fractures
  • Strep B infections

If you’re not sure whether your child’s medical condition is a birth injury, talk to our Tennessee birth injury lawyers. We can review your case, provide guidance on your options and refer you to the appropriate medical providers for a medical opinion.

Common Birth Injuries To Mothers

Mothers can also suffer tremendous harm as a result of medical negligence during labor and delivery. Common birth injuries to mothers include:

  • Infections
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Neurological problems
  • Paralysis
  • Back injuries

Additionally, pregnancy-related conditions like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and HELPP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets) can result in serious or even life-threatening complications if not properly diagnosed and treated.

How To Prove Negligence In A Tennessee Birth Injury

Proving medical negligence often requires expert testimony from credible professionals in the field of obstetrics. Our lawyers understand how to develop this evidence to prove that negligence was a contributing factor.

Let Us Be Your Tireless Advocates

We are committed to getting you and your family the financial resources you need after a devastating birth injury. To learn more, call 615-922-5693 or request a free consultation online. We don’t charge lawyer fees unless we’re successful.

We have convenient offices in Brentwood, Nashville, Murfreesboro and Lebanon.