The most catastrophic birth injuries are those caused by deprivation of oxygen or blood flow to the brain. Total lack of oxygen to the brain (anoxia) or partial lack of oxygen (hypoxia) can cause the infant to have conditions such as cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, brachial plexus palsy, and mental retardation.
Birth injuries occur before, during or immediately after an infant is born. Birth injuries can be caused by mistakes made by doctors, medical professionals or hospitals failing to take necessary actions in a timely manner. For example, a c-section, or misjudging the situation can cause traumatic injury to the infant.
With a birth injury, it is vitally important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. In Mississippi, the law imposes a statute of limitations which sets a maximum amount of time that legal proceedings can occur after the date of the incident. Each year at our law office, people call me and ask me for help that have legitimate claims only to find out that their time limit has ran out because they waited too long to contact my law office. It is one of the most difficult things for me to tell them that I cannot help them because they waited too long to call me.
Please call Paul Snow now at 601-969-1977 or contact Paul Snow online if your infant has suffered a birth injury. We will walk you through your options and next steps to take in order to insure that your infant receives the care and attention that he/she needs.
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