The birth of a child is a momentous occasion in any parent’s life — perhaps one of a happy couple’s most important and memorable experiences. That makes it all the more painful when, after months of anticipation and preparation, a negligent delivery can turn a joyous moment into a lifetime of pain and suffering for the affected infant and parents.
Fortunately, there are legal remedies to fight against substandard care and negligence on the part of trained medical professionals. Attorneys Thomas Falb and Michael Glisson of WWF&G are experts in this matter and are willing and ready to represent children and families affected by birth injuries in the Greater St. Louis area.
Circumstances Leading to Birth Injuries
Though not all birth defects are caused improper medical care, a variety of oversights and shortcuts on the part of medical professionals can lead to birth injuries. Sometimes, all it takes to throw the delivery of a child off track is noticing a critical problem too late or failing to take a preventative measure.
The following mistakes can lead to cerebral palsy or other forms of permanent physical damage:
- Failure to notice a child is suffering from a lack of oxygen
- Performing a cesarian section after the optimal time
- Failing to realize and account for a breeched baby early enough
- Improper or negligent use of medical tools such as forceps or vacuum extraction
- Failure to follow hospital procedure
These are just some of the ways doctors, despite their good intentions, can jeopardize a baby’s health and cost families a barrage of additional medical bills.
If you are a resident of Illinois or Missouri and suspect that your child’s birth defect may have been caused by malpractice, contact us for a free consultation. We are experienced in getting to the bottom of such cases and, after interviews and research, will be able to determine whether you have a case against a medical provider. Our main office is located in Alton, Illinois, and we have a satellite office in St. Louis, Missouri open by appointment for your convenience.
Once the attorneys of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson take on a case, they will work tirelessly to obtain a recovery of your medical expenses. As with all medical malpractice cases, birth injury lawsuits can be difficult and expensive to prosecute. Considering the high cost of holding depositions and finding medical experts to testify, as well as our policy of not billing clients unless a recovery is made, clients can rest assured that when we pick up a case, we’re committed.
As evidenced by the list of successes on our website’s Results Page, we have recovered millions of dollars in medical cases. Don’t just take our word for it; check our Testimonials Page. Tim A. (quoted below) is just one of many plaintiffs WWF&G has represented in a personal injury case since the firm was founded in 1972:
“Under difficult circumstances, the law firm of WWF&G and attorney Mike Glisson secured a recovery to help me with my medical bills, lost wages and other damages. I could not have gotten better results from anyone else. I would highly recommend attorney Mike Glisson and WWF&G to all of my family and friends.”