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Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries
March 9, 2017 Sheona Kerr

Oklahoma Birth Injury

Our Oklahoma birth injury attorneys care about you and we care about your case. We are all aware of the possibility of a permanent Oklahoma birth injury to a baby during birth if medical providers are not vigilant.  For example, in 2016 a Chicago boy who suffers from cerebral palsy due to improper birth procedure received a $53 million verdict from the University of Chicago Medical.  Isaiah was in fetal distress, yet the physicians did not provide a timely C-section to help the mother and child.  As a result, Isaiah must receive 24 hour care.  This is a tragic story that is unnecessary.  Doctors have responsibility to take care of patients with adequate attention and care.  If your child is victim to flawed birth procedures this article will explain your options.

Oklahoma Birth Injury Basics:

In Oklahoma, you can recover damages for your child if he or she was negligently injured at birth.  Some examples of birth injury negligence are:

  • Failure to perform a timely C-section;
  • Injuries caused by forceps;
  • Injuries caused by known umbilical problems;
  • Failure to detect fetal distress; and
  • Improper monitoring of fetal heartbeat resulting in injury, etc.

However, under 76 Okla.St.Ann. § 18, in most cases you must bring the lawsuit within two years of the injury.  A proper filing must also go to the appropriate licensing board.  This is a time-consuming process for a single individual to take on alone.  We highly recommend that you attain legal counsel when pursuing birth injuries claims for your child.

Read other articles about the statute of limitations in Oklahoma  personal injury claims.

Let Our Tulsa Oklahoma Birth Injury Attorneys Help You:

The difficulties of supporting a child needlessly injured, while attempting to file tedious legal paperwork is taxing emotionally and financially.  Our Tulsa Oklahoma birth injury attorneys care about you and we care about your case. Our injury attorneys are compassionate toward your struggles and understand that expertise is immensely helpful in these situations.  If your child is the victim of birth malpractice, let us help you get the support and compensation you deserve.  Our first consultation is free so you can rest easy knowing that you have options without an immediate financial commitment. Call us at 918.379.4096 or visit our Tulsa injury attorneys blog for more information regarding Midtown Tulsa personal injury attorneys law office.