South Carolina Birth Injury Attorney

Knowledgeable Counsel – Birth Trama Attorney

Lawyers Serving Families Throughout South Carolina

The attorney at The Law Offices of David L. Hood along with co-counsel provide sound representation to families affected by birth injuries. Having practiced personal injury law for years, we have a thorough understanding of the short- and long-term effects of birth injuries. We work with trusted professionals to help determine the full extent of your child’s injury and the care that will be needed in the future. We then build sound legal arguments designed to maximize your financial recovery.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can happen before, during or shortly after a child is born. They are more likely to occur when certain factors come into play, such as:

  • A failure to identify, monitor or act on fetal distress
  • A failure to plan for an emergency C-section
  • The use of excessive force during a delivery
  • The misuse of instruments during a delivery
  • Lack of blood or oxygen to the brain
  • Exposure to bacteria
  • Respiratory distress
  • Placenta previa

When the negligence of a medical professional leads to a birth injury, our attorney and co-counsel help you get the compensation you deserve.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Some of the most common types of birth injuries are:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brain damage
  • Facial paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Disfigurement
  • Meningitis
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Horner’s syndrome

If your family has been the victim of a birth injury, our attorney and co-counsel will fight for your right to fair compensation.

Seeking Prompt Treatment

While some birth injuries heal naturally over time, it is critical you monitor your child’s health to ensure they receive the medical attention they need. Surgeries to repair nerve damage are more effective when a baby is still an infant, and early physical therapy helps weakened muscles develop before unnecessary strain is placed on healthier limbs. Let our lawyers work with you on your family’s journey to healing.

Contact our law firm for help with your South Carolina birth injury lawsuit

Reach out to The Law Offices of David L. Hood online or at 843-461-4528 to schedule your consultation at any of our South Carolina offices or we’d be happy to meet you at your home.  Our team will do everything possible to ensure your family receives appropriate compensation for your child’s injuries.