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Birth Injury

Overland Park Birth Injury Lawyers

Advocates helping Kansas families secure verdicts and settlements

A birth injury turns a joyous event into an occasion overshadowed by fear and worry. If your baby has been injured because a doctor, nurse or hospital failed to adhere to acceptable standards of care, you have the right to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation.

At Shelton Law Office, we strongly believe healthcare providers should be held responsible for birth injuries caused by their negligence and carelessness. We pursue the maximum damages possible to help ensure your child receives the care — and to impress upon these professionals that their actions, or lack of action at a critical time, can cause irreparable harm to someone’s life.

Common types of birth injuries

Birth injuries vary widely in their form and severity. Some of the most common types of birth injuries are:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brain damage
  • Facial paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Disfigurement
  • Meningitis
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Horner’s syndrome

No matter the birth injury, our attorneys fight for your right to compensation.

Common causes of birth injuries

Birth injuries are more likely to occur when certain factors come into play, such as:

  • A failure to identify, monitor or act on fetal distress
  • A failure to plan for an emergency C-section
  • The use of excessive force during a delivery
  • The misuse of instruments during a delivery
  • Lack of blood or oxygen to the brain
  • Exposure to bacteria
  • Respiratory distress
  • Placenta previa

After a devastating birth injury, we advocate on your behalf.

Seeking prompt treatment

While some birth injuries heal naturally over time, it is critical you monitor your child’s health to ensure he or she receives the needed medical attention. Surgeries to repair nerve damage are more effective when a baby is still an infant, and early physical therapy helps weakened muscles develop to avoid placing unnecessary strain on healthier limbs. Our lawyers work with you and trusted doctors to diagnose your child’s condition and get the care they deserve.

Contact our law firm for help with your Kansas birth injury lawsuit

Reach out to Shelton Law Office online or at 913-214-0916 to schedule a consultation with a qualified birth injury attorney from our Overland Park office. Our team will do everything possible to ensure your family receives appropriate compensation for your child’s injuries.