No family affected by a preventable birth injury should bear the financial burdens of the injury on their own. When medical negligence is to blame, our Oklahama birth injury lawyers help these families recover financial compensation through birth injury malpractice lawsuits.

  • Four decades of experience representing injury victims.
  • Lawyers focusing on Oklahoma birth injury cases.
  • Millions in compensation recovered for our clients.

We understand that as a parent, your child’s future is your top priority. We’re here to help you plan for life after a birth injury.

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When a child suffers a preventable birth injury, it raises many questions and concerns for the family. The delivery of a newborn is meant to be a joyous celebration, but a severe injury can cause parents to worry about their child’s future. These parents often also wonder if their doctor or another healthcare provider may be at fault for causing the injury.

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Childbirth has become a much safer procedure in the past few decades, so these questions are natural. Birth injuries still affect about 28,000 American families each year. This means that each year in Oklahoma, roughly 372 infants will suffer a birth injury. Our Oklahoma birth injury lawyers help families throughout Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and the rest of the state get the financial support they need.

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What Causes Birth Injuries?

Some birth injuries occur because of unavoidable circumstances, but many are the result of a doctor’s failure to properly anticipate and respond to birth complications.

A few of the most common examples of medical negligence we see in birth injury malpractice cases include:

  • Failure to properly respond to maternal health problems (e.g. preeclampsia, infections, gestational diabetes, prolapsed umbilical cords, etc.)
  • Failure to identify and respond to signs of fetal distress, like oxygen deprivation or abnormal heart rate
  • Injuries caused by misuse of forceps, vacuum extractors, and other assisted delivery tools
  • Failing to order a necessary c-section or ordering one too late
  • Using too much force during a difficult delivery, causing brachial plexus nerve damage

In order to determine if medical negligence was involved in your child’s injury, you’ll need to have the medical evidence of your case carefully reviewed by a qualified medical expert. Our Oklahoma birth injury malpractice lawyers can help put you in touch with one of these experts.

Birth Injuries Commonly Seen In Malpractice Lawsuits

Some of the most serious and common birth injuries we see in malpractice lawsuits include:

These serious conditions often require expensive and complicated support systems. Providing full support for children with severe conditions like cerebral palsy is beyond the budget of the average middle-class Oklahoma family. This is why it’s extremely important to consider speaking with an experienced Oklahoma birth injury malpractice lawyer shortly following your child’s birth injury.

Medical Malpractice Laws In Oklahomaparents and newborn

If you’re considering a birth injury lawsuit, you may be wondering how Oklahoma medical malpractice laws could influence your case.

We’ve briefly summarized the main principles of these laws before, but we suggest speaking with an experienced Oklahoma birth injury malpractice lawyer to get a better understanding of how they apply to your case.

Statute Of Limitations

The statute of limitations is a time limit for filing a medical malpractice claim. This time limit varies between states. Determining when the statute of limitations begins and ends can be complicated, especially for birth injuries since they involve minors. It’s best to take legal action immediately following a birth injury to make sure you file your claim within the statute of limitations.

Caps On Noneconomic Damages

Oklahoma is one of many states to limit the amount of financial compensation you can recover for noneconomic damages (such as pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life). These damages are capped at $350,000 – but cases involving wrongful death or extreme negligence may have uncapped damages. Economic damages, like medical bills and lost wages, are uncapped and determined by the dollar figure of these expenses.

Affidavit Of Merit

In Oklahoma, plaintiffs in medical malpractice lawsuits must file a document called an affidavit of merit alongside their lawsuit. This affidavit must state that the plaintiff and their lawyer have had the case reviewed by a qualified medical expert who believes that the healthcare provider being sued caused an injury through negligence.

Taking Legal Action After A Birth Injury

If you and your partner recently gave birth to a child with a serious birth injury, it’s important to explore your family’s legal options. If the injury was caused by medical negligence, a birth injury malpractice lawsuit can help you secure the financial compensation you’ll need to raise your child in a comfortable environment.

Speak To A Local Attorney

These cases are complex, so it’s important to find a lawyer with experience in Oklahoma birth injury cases. Our experienced Oklahoma birth injury lawyers understand how to build a successful malpractice lawsuit by adhering to state laws, presenting detailed medical evidence, and hiring medical experts to testify on your behalf.

To begin planning for your child’s future after a preventable birth injury, contact us today for a free consultation.

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