Birth Injuries

When a doctor makes a mistake during labor or delivery, both the baby and mother can suffer for a lifetime. The parents' hopes and dreams for a normal, healthy child are replaced with the sobering prospect of caring for a child who may need extensive medical support for the rest of his or her life.

Charleston Lawyers Advocating For Children Injured By Medical Malpractice

At Freeman & Chiartas, we have more than 60 years of combined experience representing clients whose children have been the victims of medical malpractice. Whether your child suffered a birth injury, was injured or misdiagnosed during routine treatment, or was injured by surgical malpractice or emergency room error, we can help. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Holding Medical Professionals Accountable For Their Negligent Actions

Our medical malpractice attorneys have decades of experience obtaining million-dollar and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for accident victims throughout West Virginia. We have the skills and legal resources to prove fault against medical providers in highly complicated malpractice claims, involving:

  • Birth injuries
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Erb's palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Forceps injury
  • Hypoxia or hypoxemia
  • Anoxic brain injuries
  • Injury from vaccinations
  • Surgical errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose cancer or other conditions
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Prescription errors

In cases of serious, permanent injuries, we consult certified life-care planner to project what an injured child will need to cope with the effects of the medical mistake for the rest of his or her life. This may include hospital visits, ongoing medical care, physical, vocational or speech rehabilitation, special education expenses, wheelchairs, handicapped vans, modifications to the home to make it wheelchair-accessible and nursing assistance.

Putting A Figure On Your Child's Pain And Suffering

Once a life-care planner has devised a plan for the ongoing care of the child, we work with an economist to determine the projected lifetime costs of the injury. Then our medical malpractice attorneys will aggressively pursue financial compensation for the full extent of your damages and costs, including pain, suffering and loss of future earning potential.

Contact Our West Virginia Birth Injury Lawyers

If your child has suffered a birth injury because of a medical professional's negligent actions, you have legal rights. Contact our Charleston personal injury lawyers to learn how we can help you assert your legal rights.