South Carolina Birth Injury Lawyers
Childbirth is a special moment in a parent’s life. Unfortunately, the medical staff you entrust with your care can make mistakes that can lead to birth injuries – complications that can cause lifelong issues for your child. These mistakes can be a result of negligent behavior or malpractice. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in South Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care the child may need.
Birth injuries include several diagnoses, and they can be complex situations to unpack. For example, a child may receive a diagnosis for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) shortly after birth and spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In other cases, a birth injury may not be suspected until a child grows and shows delays in their development.
Due to their complexity, birth injury cases require help from experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Attorneys that only handle birth injury cases have the right skills, networks, and knowledge to handle your child’s case with the utmost care.
Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations is a time limit for filing a lawsuit. The time limit differs for each state, and may differ depending on what kind of facility the negligence or malpractice occurred in. If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. A birth injury attorney can help you understand the statue of limitations and assure you file your suit in time.
Legal Help in South Carolina
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country. Our unique focus on birth injury allows us to provide both knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases and the compassion each family needs for their case.
Common Birth Injuries
Some of the more common birth injury cases our attorneys have handled include one or more of the following conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- A high-risk pregnancy
- A delayed emergency c-section
- Umbilical cord problems
- Infant seizures
- Newborn Infections
- And other birth injuries
About ABC Law Centers
ABC Law Centers is one of the few firms in the United States to focus exclusively on birth injury cases. For over 25 years, our legal team has advocated for babies and children with a variety of conditions caused by medical malpractice or negligence at or around the time of birth. Our team of award-winning attorneys and in-house medical staff are dedicated to securing our clients’ future care.