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Columbia Birth Injury Lawyer

There are few cases of medical malpractice more traumatic and upsetting than birth injuries. Whether the child or the mother were injured, the healthcare professional responsible for the mistake can be held accountable in a medical malpractice claim. Damages stemming from such a claim include medical expenses, future cost of care, pain and suffering, and more. Here at the Marc Brown Law Firm, our attorney assists clients in taking on large insurance companies that represent hospitals, doctors, and healthcare professionals/facilities so that your child’s injuries are heavily and fairly compensated.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

  • Brain Injuries—various types of intracranial hemorrhage, such as cerebral hemorrhage, intraventricular hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, cephalohematoma, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and subarachnoid hemorrhage are life-threatening events. Bleeding within the brain can result in stroke or damage to the brain tissue. While some degree of bleeding in the brain may be mild and only cause temporary injury, depending on the type of hemorrhage, other instances can cause permanent damage.
  • Spinal/Cranial Nerve Injury—Damage to nerves caused by over-pulling or rotation of the baby’s head can result in facial paralysis or spinal cord damage. Both are serious conditions that are avoidable during proper delivery.
  • Erb’s Palsy (Peripheral Nerve Injury)—Erb’s Palsy occurs when the baby’s arm suffers unnecessary forces during delivery, and can lead to an inability to rotate the arm. While some forms of Erb’s Palsy are temporary and get better with time, others are not, and permanent disability results.
  • Fractures—Fractures are more common in the clavicle, though they can also occur to virtually any long bones (a bone that is longer than it is wide) as well as cartilage-bone separations. Overly aggressive delivery of a baby can result in unnecessary torsion and compression of bones, leading to fractures that require surgery and unnecessary pain and suffering of the

Other birth injuries can cause damage to internal organs, bruising/laceration to the face caused by suction or forceps, swelling of the baby’s scalp, and more. Additionally, the mother can also face serious injuries during birth due to a doctor’s negligence, and these injuries are subject to compensation in a medical malpractice claim.

Proving Medical Negligence

While some injuries are unavoidable even by the best doctors, due to the specific characteristics of the birth, many injuries are the cause of negligence. In order for a medical malpractice claim to be successful, it is crucial that the plaintiff is able to prove that a medical standard of care for the delivery was breached. Proving this requires extensive gathering and acquisition of medical records, financial documents, medical examinations by third party physicians, and even expert witness statements.

Contact a Columbia Birth Injury Attorney Today for Help

If your child was unnecessarily harmed during birth, we understand just how scared, frustrated, and downright mad you likely are. Your child deserved better, and you should not be stuck with the financial costs associated with the injury caused by the at-fault healthcare professional. To hold them accountable for medical expenses and other costs, call the Marc Brown Law Firm today at (803) 848-0008 to schedule a free consultation with a Columbia birth injury attorney.

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Meet Attorney Marc Brown

Marc Brown is an experienced personal injury and civil rights attorney serving clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Marc is motivated by the challenge of helping his clients solve their complex legal issues, and most importantly, he obtains favorable results. He is a caring and conscientious attorney who brings the experience and resources of a larger firm to his practices in Sumter and Columbia, SC.

A Personable & Dedicated South Carolina Attorney

As someone who has always had a keen sense of right and wrong and a desire to achieve excellence and fairness in all things, pursuing law was a natural career choice. After graduating with honors from the prestigious Emory University School of Law, Marc went on to become a dedicated litigator who focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense cases.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing an attorney is a very important decision, but it can be difficult. When you choose the Marc Brown Law Firm, we do everything we can to keep you informed, put your needs first, and to make sure justice is served. Here are just a few reasons to choose us:

The Right Experience

Attorney Marc Brown has experience that matters. Prior to opening this law firm, Marc spent nearly a half a decade defending big insurance companies and large corporations in personal injury and commercial litigation matters across the United States. Marc knows exactly how insurance companies and corporations evaluate claims and what they look at when deciding to increase the amount they are willing to pay. He thinks outside the box to find additional or hidden opportunities for favorable results.

We’ll Come To You

After being injured in a serious accident, you need to focus on getting better. Serious accidents can be hard on an individual, physically and emotionally. The Marc Brown Law Firm is dedicated to fight for you while you recover. If you are unable to travel to our office for any reason, we will personally visit you! Just give us a call to talk whenever you may be in need of assistance. We’re here to help.

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At the Marc Brown Law Firm, we choose to put our clients first. Our clients are more than just a case number. We think of each of our clients as extended members of the family. We make sure to inform our clients of all their legal options and provide timely updates throughout the life their case.

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We are available around the clock for our clients. If at any point we are unavailable, we promise to promptly respond to all messages within hours.

Dedicated

We work hard so that our clients receive the justice they deserve! When necessary, Attorney Marc Brown retains investigators, engineers, and other experts to help prove your case. Insurance companies are big, but Marc is experienced and resourceful. We fight for each of our clients so that you can receive the maximum compensation available to you.

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We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront cost to clients. You only pay lawyer fees when we win your case. This also means that your attorney is only paid a percentage of what is recovered for you. The Marc Brown Law Firm has a vested interest in ensuring that each of our clients receive the maximum recovery available to them. We are determined to fight tirelessly to recover for you.

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