West Virginia Birth Injury Lawyer


The West Virginia birth injury lawyers at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC understand that one of the most wonderful, exciting, and inspiring times in a family’s life is the experience of bringing a new baby into the world. However, sometimes a medical professional involved in the preparation or delivery of the baby makes a medical mistake, resulting in injury or even death to the baby or mother. Medical professionals have a duty to provide medical treatment that is in accordance with approved medical protocols. When a medical professional deviates from these protocols or makes an error in judgment or action, they must be held accountable for their negligent conduct.

If you or your baby suffered a birth injury that was caused by the medical negligence of a medical professional, you may seek compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is important to preserve your rights so that you may proceed with a medical malpractice claim. A consultation with a Charleston personal injury lawyer who specializes in birth injuries can give you the guidance and information you need to understand your legal options and how you may best proceed. Tiano O’Dell, PLLC represents clients throughout the state of West Virginia and offers complimentary consultations.

Possible Birth Injuries:

There are many birth injuries that may result from negligent conduct on the part of the physician, staff, hospital, or others involved in the birth process and a highly skilled Charleston birth injury lawyer can provide you with further details. These injuries can include the following:

  • Brain damage – hypoxia, or lack of oxygen during delivery, can lead to irreversible brain injuries that may result in permanent disability and the need for continual care
  • Erb’s palsy/brachial palsy – when the newborn’s shoulder gets stuck in the womb, usually by the mother’s pelvic bone, the physician may pull too hard, resulting in damage to the nerves in the baby’s shoulder area
  • Cerebral palsy – results from lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain and causes developmental problems, causing motor skill deficiencies
  • Kernicterus – caused by excessive bilirubin in the blood and can cause permanent brain damage
  • Other injuries

Consult a Charleston Birth Injury Lawyer to Discuss Legal Options

It is emotionally heart-wrenching when a baby is injured, or dies, during the birth process. If your physician or other licensed medical professional was negligent in their duties, you may seek compensation for injuries by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Tiano O’Dell, PLLC is a Charleston law firm that handles birth injury and negligence cases throughout West Virginia. With their experience, resources and legal expertise, the Charleston birth injury attorneys at our firm are well prepared to handle your birth injury case. They consult with top OB/GYNs and other medical professionals and utilize their expertise during the preparation of your case and during trial (although most cases are settled out of court).

Firm founders William Tiano and Tony O’Dell have been named as Top 100 trial lawyers, as well as West Virginia Super Lawyers, for their superior client service and legal professionalism. There are no fees involved unless we win or settle your case. To schedule a free initial case evaluation, call us at (304) 720-6700 today.

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