November 25, 2020

Facial Paralysis

Has your child suffered paralysis in the face after delivery? If so, your family may be entitled to compensation. Contact a qualified Kentucky birth injury lawyer for help.

Facial paralysis is one of many different types of injuries that can occur during childbirth. However, it may surprise you to learn that it is often caused by the mistakes and negligence of healthcare providers. If this is true for your newborn, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

At Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, we are committed to helping families get through some of the most difficult times of their lives. When your newborn has suffered a birth injury like facial paralysis, you need a compassionate Kentucky birth injury lawyer by your side who will advocate for your right to financial compensation.

Facial Paralysis in a Newborn

When a baby is unable to control the muscles of their face, this may be a case of facial paralysis. Facial paralysis is one of the more common types of birth injuries. It is often caused when a healthcare provider misuses forceps by attempting to force the labor and delivery process to go more quickly. Many newborns will be fortunate, and their paralysis will fade. Others will not be so fortunate.

If your baby has suffered facial paralysis and your healthcare provider is responsible, you may be able to seek compensation for the various losses your baby and family have endured. Your Kentucky birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, will work tirelessly to seek the restitution your baby deserves. In pursuing your claim, you may also be able to help another family avoid the trauma your family has faced.

Birth Injury Lawsuits for Facial Paralysis in Kentucky

Although many newborns who suffer from facial paralysis will recover quickly and without long-term effects, there are many situations in which this is not the case. If your baby suffered or is expected to suffer lasting effects from their facial paralysis, such as nerve damage or permanent paralysis, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Your Kentucky birth injury lawyer will need to be able to clearly show how the hospital, physician, and other liable parties are directly responsible for the facial paralysis your baby endured. If it can be shown that they breached the medical duty of care, they have committed malpractice and should be compelled to compensate your family accordingly.

We will likely begin by filing a malpractice claim seeking full restitution for your baby’s, and your family’s, suffering. If negotiations are successful, you may be able to avoid going to court. But if the insurer refuses or fails to settle fairly, filing a Kentucky medical malpractice claim may be the next step.

Contact a Kentucky Birth Injury Lawyer

When your newborn suffers facial paralysis or any other type of pregnancy-, labor-, or childbirth-related injuries caused by your healthcare provider, you need a powerful legal advocate.

Contact an experienced Kentucky birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you call our office at 502-253-9110 or complete the convenient contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.