Alabama Birth Injury Lawyers

Seeking Justice for Victims of Preventable Birth Injuries

Every expectant parent has hopes and dreams for their child, and all of them hope their baby is born healthy. When a birth injury occurs, it is devastating for these new parents, their children, and their extended families. Sadly, some birth injuries occur because of preventable errors made by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals responsible for the delivery.

At Cunningham Bounds, we fight to hold negligent medical professionals responsible for the injuries they have caused. Since 1958, our firm has helped thousands of clients pursue justice and fight for the compensation they need and deserve. To date, we have recovered billions and have become known as one of the top personal injury firms in the State of Alabama.

Find out how our Mobile, AL birth injury attorneys can help you in a free consultation.

Understanding Your Legal Rights

Birth injuries can be devastating for both the child and the family, and it's important to understand your legal rights if you believe medical negligence played a role in the injury. Our team of Alabama birth injury lawyers is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients and holding negligent medical professionals accountable.

When pursuing a birth injury case, it's important to consider:

  • The statute of limitations for filing a claim
  • The potential compensation available for medical expenses, ongoing care, and emotional distress
  • The need for expert medical testimony to support your case
  • The importance of gathering evidence and documentation related to the birth injury

Our law firm has a proven track record of success in birth injury cases, and we are committed to providing compassionate and aggressive representation for our clients.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Negligence can lead to serious birth injuries. In these cases, thorough investigation and attention to detail are necessary in determining who can be held liable.

Common birth injuries that result from negligence include:

  • Infant brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Paralysis and nerve damage
  • Bruises/lacerations

In the worst birth injury cases, the negligence was so great that it resulted in the death of the baby. These heartbreaking circumstances ought to be handled with the guidance of a skilled and compassionate attorney. Our firm can protect your rights while advocating for justice on behalf of your loved one.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Improper Use of Medical Instruments

One of the most common causes of birth injuries resulting from medical negligence is the improper use of medical instruments during delivery. Forceps and vacuum extractors are often used to assist in difficult deliveries, but if not used properly, they can cause serious harm to the baby.

Failure to Monitor Fetal Distress

During labor and delivery, it is crucial for medical professionals to monitor the baby's heart rate and other signs of distress. If these signs are ignored or not detected in a timely manner, it can lead to serious birth injuries such as brain damage, cerebral palsy, or even infant death.

Delayed or Improper C-Section

In some cases, a cesarean section (C-section) may be necessary to safely deliver a baby. However, if a doctor fails to perform a C-section when it is needed or delays in performing one, it can result in serious birth injuries such as oxygen deprivation and brain damage.

Medication Errors

Medication errors during pregnancy or labor can also lead to birth injuries. This can include prescribing the wrong medication or dosage, administering medication at the wrong time, or failing to consider potential drug interactions that could harm the mother and/or baby.

Inadequate Prenatal Care

Proper prenatal care is crucial for ensuring a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. If a healthcare provider fails to provide adequate prenatal care, they may miss important warning signs or fail to address risk factors that could lead to birth injuries, such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetes.

Learn How Cunningham Bounds Can Help You

Cunningham Bounds is committed to providing the highest level of excellence to each and every one of our clients. One of our leading personal injury attorneys is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invite-only group of the top 100 plaintiff attorneys in the United States. This speaks to their achievements, as well as to the quality of representation that our firm offers as a whole.

To discuss your case with an experienced birth injury attorney in Alabama, call us at (251) 299-0101 or send us a message online. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

The Cunningham Bounds Experience

  • With Us, It's Personal
    Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.
  • Committed to Our Community
    We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.
  • With You to the End
    Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.

Record-Breaking Verdicts & Settlements

  • $35 Million Verdict for Death After Thumb Surgery
  • $20 Million Anesthesia Error Resulting in Death

    The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $20 million jury verdict for the family of a woman who died after her anesthesia care team failed to follow the accepted standards of care in administering her anesthesia.

  • $15 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Cunningham Bounds' attorneys obtained a $15 million verdict against Springhill Memorial Hospital for the wrongful death of a 45-year-old married mother.

  • $14.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

    The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds obtained a $14.5 million verdict for the mother of a 17-year old child who died as a consequence of improper extubation and inadequate monitoring in post-anesthesia care unit.

  • $11 Million Settlement in Case of Misdiagnosis
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