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If your baby was injured during childbirth or during prenatal care, and you are wondering how to provide care for your child following a disabling birth injury, you may be angry and confused. If you suspect that your child's injuries may have been caused by the mistake or negligence of a healthcare provider, you should not accept the explanations or excuses offered by your doctors or hospital staff. Instead, you should consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you suspect there is a problem.

At Dixon Law Firm, in Seattle, Washington, our lawyers have the experience necessary to handle birth injury claims. We are dedicated and compassionate in helping children injured at birth and their families.  The costs of caring for a child injured at birth are staggering, so we help families recover the compensation they need.

Causes of Birth Injuries
A birth injury may occur when a physician, a midwife or a nurse does not react quickly and sufficiently to the signs of patient or fetal distress. Birth injuries also occur when substandard care is provided during the labor and delivery process.

Our lawyers will help determine if the birth injury was caused by:
• Failure to respond to bleeding
• Delay in ordering a C-section
• Failure to respond to fetal distress
• Improper newborn care after birth
• Failure to respond to umbilical cord distress
• Failure to manage infection

Injuries Resulting from Medical Negligence
The entire family may be devastated by the paralysis, brain damage or death of a baby injured by the negligence of medical professionals. We handle cases involving the following types of birth injuries:

• Bone fractures
• Damage to the spinal cord
• Bruising and skin irritation
• Paralysis
• Infections
• Brain damage
• Internal bleeding
• Injury due to forceps
• Cerebral Palsy
• Erb's Palsy / Brachial Plexus Palsy
• Death

A baby with a birth injury may be depressed, pale or blue after birth; have seizures and neurological problems soon after birth; or have permanent brain damage causing Cerebral Palsy, blindness, mental retardation or learning disabilities.

If you feel your child's disability or symptoms may have been caused by a birth injury, the answer may lie in hospital records and pre-natal medical records. Our firm regularly retains the services of medical experts who carefully review these records and help us determine whether a breach of the applicable standard of care occurred.

At Dixon Law Firm, our Seattle based attorneys are dedicated to helping children injured at birth and their families recover the compensation they deserve. If you believe that your child’s birth injury may be the result of a medical mistake, or you simply need more information, please call us at (206) 330-0212 or fill out the Free Case Review form below.

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