Attorney Jeffrey Killino specializes in birth injury cases in which the families of injured or deceased children of a medical malpractice during childbirth seek justice for the emotional trauma they go through. Killino’s goal is to help fight for the families and prevent further injuries to other children in the future by medical professionals. Killino is experienced in all the different types of birth injury cases, including asphyxia, birth trauma, brachial plexus palsy, Caesarean Section (C-Section) injury, cerebral palsy, child birth complications, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and labor and delivery.
Birth trauma occurs during childbirth and is not caused by malpractice or negligence, but can lead to serious injury or death if not treated immediately. This can cause the medical personnel and hospital to be held accountable for the injuries and trauma placed on the child and the family. Some examples of complications include compression or prolapse of the umbilical cord, nuchal cord, and pressure on a fetus’s head or body when the baby passes through the birth canal.
Birth trauma injuries can include shoulder dystocia which leads to brachial plexus palsy or Erb’s palsy, which is damage to the brachial plexus near the shoulder or clavicle. Shoulder dystocia can be caused by the baby not being able to move past their mother’s pelvic bone due to being heavier than the child should be (fetal macrosomia). Failure to diagnose fetal macrosomia can lead to death or injury because a c-section is highly suggested in this case. Sometimes it is not the medical personnel being negligent, but the equipment being used not being maintained properly leading to the injury or death of a newborn child. This can be the fault of the hospital for not properly maintaining the defective equipment, or of the company who made the equipment that was used to deliver a child that had a defect within it, unbeknownst to the hospital staff using it.
No matter what injury occurs, it will always be a result of negligence or malpractice, whether during childbirth or for neglecting to treat an injury after birth. Killino works to help prevent more injuries from happening to mothers and their children by making sure the medical professionals who have performed malpractice and neglected their patients lose their license to practice medicine. Read more information about birth trauma lawyer come visit Thebirthinjuryfirm.com.