Reno Birth Injury Lawyer

Reno birth injury lawyer

A Reno birth injury lawyer may be needed if your newborn has experienced an unexpected complication just before, during, or immediately following birth.

Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys can be reached 24/7 at 775-644-4444, via LiveChat, or through a FREE online form.

That means that you have around-the-clock access to legal representation whether a birth injury happens at 3:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. The first step is to contact us to schedule a free consultation so that you can get answers to any questions you may have and to learn more about your legal rights.  

Do I Need a Reno Birth Injury Lawyer?

There are many things that can happen in these dramatic and life-changing deliveries, with many parties involved. And thus, there are many opportunities to consider when determining what may have caused the child’s injuries. 

Moreover, the mother may have also experienced an injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness during the same time period. If you are that injured mother, or the loved one or partner of the mother, you may be entitled to financial compensation that can help cover impending medical costs and other expenses.

A Reno birth injury lawyer from Lerner and Rowe will know how to prove who caused the injury, negotiate with insurance companies, and ultimately represent you in court if needed. Our highly skilled legal team does all of this to give you and your child the best shot at recovering the maximum amount of financial compensation possible for economic and non-economic damages.

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  • Medical bills
  • Past, present, and future medical care costs
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical equipment 
  • Loss of earning potential for the child as an adult
  • And, more. 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Inability to enjoy life to the fullest
  • Loss of companionship

Helping Families in Reno After a Birth Injury

Here in Reno, our legal team has experience helping families deal with the following type of birth injuries suffered by either mother or baby:

  • Broken bones
  • Brachial plexus
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Perinatal hypoxia
  • Hydrocephalus 
  • Asphyxia
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Skull fracture
  • Bleeding within the skull
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Brain damage from suction
  • Broken collarbones
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Facial paralysis

Our attorneys can also help you if you experienced a stillbirth or wrongful death. We will do our best to determine what could have caused either event and fight to help you and your family receive compensation from those liable.

18 Common Causes of Reno Birth Injuries

Many things can cause a birth injury in Reno, including the size of the infant, position of the baby (breech), or the size of the mother’s pelvis. However, other causes can include:

  1. Physician incompetence
  2. Failure to properly monitor the mother
  3. Placental abruption
  4. Failure to monitor heart rate of child during and after birth
  5. Prescription of a harmful medication during pregnancy
  6. Negligence during delivery
  7. Spinal injury to the mother at medication injection site
  8. Incorrect use of birthing tools
  9. Vacuum trauma
  1. Poor procedure preparation
  2. Not recognizing symptoms 
  3. Failure to respond or intercept distress of infant or mother
  4. Late C-section or missed opportunity for C-section
  5. Delivery mistakes
  6. Not noticing signs of infection after delivery
  7. Twisting or turning baby incorrectly 
  8. Pulling the baby’s head or arm 
  9. Premature delivery

Equipment in the delivery room can also contribute to the cause of a birth injury. Packaging, sheets, sponges, masks, gloves, syringes, and towels all have hazards. And so, we will investigate if any of these items played a role in your incident.

What Are Birth Injuries?

A birth injury is physical harm experienced by the baby or mother before, during, or after delivery. Unlike birth defects, they are mostly avoidable, and are often caused by negligence or recklessness from another party.

If you’re concerned your child has experienced a birthday injury, the symptoms to look for include:

  • Lowered heart rate
  • Trouble sucking
  • Grunting rather than crying
  • Difficulty swallowing 
  • Drooling 
  • Trouble feeding 
  • Claw-shaped clutching in the hands 
  • High pitched crying 
  • Crying that cannot be soothed
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Floppiness 
  • Arched back
  • Head indentation
  • Seizures 
  • Stiffness 
  • Lowered oxygen levels 
  • Jaundice
  • Broken blood vessels in eye
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Wheezing

What to Do After a Birth Injury Happens

After a birth injury happens in Reno, it’s imperative that you call an attorney as soon as possible. According to Nevada Revised Statute §41A.061, a medical negligence lawsuit must be filed within three years of the child’s birth or three years from when the injury was diagnosed. 

But, you’ll not only need someone to represent your family. You’ll also need someone to protect you from insurance agents. By calling Lerner and Rowe sooner than later, you will both give your attorney ample time to build your case AND provide an extra layer of protection between you and your loved ones as you pursue a lawsuit.

Why Choose a Lerner and Rowe Reno Personal Injury Attorney?

Our Reno personal injury attorney is focused on one thing–fighting insurance companies that go out of their way to undervalue your birth injury claim. We have a proven record for winning results and are always trial ready.

Contact a Birth Injury Attorney in Reno, Nevada at Lerner and Rowe 

In Reno, we commit to providing excellent communications. And so, we are reachable 24/7 for legal help. If you are concerned that birth injury has occurred in your family, call 775-644-4444. Or, fill out this FREE online form or connect with our team of representatives through LiveChat.