Rhode Island Child Birth Injuries And Pediatric Medical Malpractice

September 7th, 2018

In Rhode Island, injuries during the childbirth process or thereafter caused by medical negligence may be pursued by filing a civil court action.

Rhode Island medical malpractice claims require a team approach with resources, discipline and focus. You need a team of lawyers dedicated solely to representing personal injury victims.  We can help with an immediate free, confidential consultation.  Attorney Mike Bottaro, a father of two, has successfully handled these cases and the firm has a network of lawyers dedicated to helping with specific types of medical malpractice claims.  We handle these cases with discretion and compassion while aggressively pursuing your legal rights.

Research indicates that medical malpractice errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. These deaths, along with other medical malpractice personal injuries, result from a variety of errors.

Below are some of the birth injuries that can result from medical negligence here in Rhode Island:

  • Shoulder dystocia: a specific case of obstructed labor where the shoulder of the infant cannot pass, or requires significant manipulation to pass through.
  • Brachial plexus palsy: loss of movement or weakness of the arm due to damages of the brachial plexus nerves.
  • Erb’s palsy: a paralysis of the arm caused by the injury to the upper group of the arm’s main nerves, specifically the severing of the upper trunk C5-C6 nerves.
  • Perinatal asphyxia: the medical condition resulting from deprivation of oxygen to a newborn infant that lasts long enough during the birth process to cause physical harm, usually to the brain.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

If you suspect that medical malpractice caused harm to you or your loved one, it is important that you speak to Attorney Mike Bottaro as soon as possible. In Rhode Island, it is required that you file your medical malpractice claim within three years of the date of the malpractice, or the date on which the malpractice was, or should have been, discovered.  However, there may be other time limitations that are shorter and, these claims require immediate attention to gather evidence and evaluate before a case is ultimately filed.

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