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Nashua Birth Injury Lawyer

Unfortunately, birth injuries can have life-altering consequences for victims and their families. While medical complications during labor can cause these injuries, many birth injuries are preventable. If a doctor behaves negligently during their patient’s birth, the mother or child may suffer severe injuries that impact the course of their life. If you or your child suffered a birth injury in Nashua, you might have the legal grounds to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the negligent healthcare professional.

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we find healthcare provider negligence unacceptable. Our team of personal injury attorneys has over four decades of experience holding negligent doctors fully accountable for the pain, suffering, and other losses they have caused. We are proud to serve Nashua and the surrounding areas and will fight tirelessly to pursue the justice you deserve. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our online contact form.

Examples of Negligence That Can Lead to Birth Injuries in Nashua

If a doctor or other healthcare professional behaves negligently during labor or delivery, newborns may suffer injuries that have long-term impacts on their health. While many doctors and nurses treat mothers and infants with the highest standard of care, far too many others fail to adhere to the same standard. A few examples of negligence that can cause birth injuries in Nashua include:

  • Failure to use equipment such as forceps or vacuum extractors during delivery
  • Failure to develop a plan for high-risk or complex pregnancies
  • Failure to perform a C-section when medically necessary 
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to diagnose the mother’s medical conditions that may impact labor and delivery
  • Failure to recognize and respond to symptoms of fetal distress

Fortunately, birth injury victims do not need to bear the burden of their injuries alone. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our Nashua birth injury lawyers understand how demanding contending with a birth injury can be. Our medical malpractice team is committed to guiding you through every step of New Hampshire’s complex claims process so you can focus your energy on your family. 

Common Injuries Involving Infants in New Hampshire

Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, birth injury victims can suffer a wide array of consequences. Unfortunately, any birth injury could cause lasting emotional trauma for victims as they cope with their injuries. Infants are more likely to suffer severe birth injuries if healthcare providers deviate from their professional standard of care. Some common birth injuries sustained can include the following:

  • Hypoxia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Brachial plexus injuries 
  • Brain injuries
  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Bone fractures
  • Erb’s palsy

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and newborns may suffer other injuries due to a doctor or nurse’s negligent actions. Regardless of your child’s birth injury, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause and hold all negligent fully accountable for your child’s losses. 

Damages You May Be Eligible to Collect Through a Birth Injury Claim

Birth injuries can have severe physical, emotional, and financial consequences for children and their families. The compassionate Nashua birth injury lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers will advocate aggressively for your rights and interests to recover the maximum compensation possible in order to achieve justice on your behalf. A few of the many damages we may be able to help you recover include the following:

  • Current future medical expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Physical therapy
  • Long-term medical care
  • Prescriptions and medical devices
  • In-home care
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

Our Nashua birth injury attorneys will take the time to get to know you and every detail regarding your case. We are dedicated to considering our client’s current and future needs as we fight for the total value of your claim. 

Contact a Trusted Nashua Birth Injury Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

A life-altering birth injury can quickly flip a family’s life upside down. If your child suffered a birth injury, it is essential to contact a skilled Nashua birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have over four decades of experience fighting for birth injury victims’ rights and will fight tirelessly for justice on your behalf. 
Our medical malpractice team includes award-winning attorneys J. Tucker Merrigan, Victoria M. Santoro Mair, Jessica M. Gray, and Kyle A. Camilleri, and is also assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. Our medical malpractice team has a proven track record of successfully recovering hundreds of millions in compensation for their clients. We have also been recognized repeatedly by outlets such as Super Lawyers for their continued excellence. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (617) 391-9001 or complete our online contact form today.

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