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Washington, D.C. Prolonged Labor Lawyer

Assisting Mothers, Children & Families across the U.S.

Some labors are fast. Others are not. Yet, there are times when prolonged labor can be very dangerous for both mother and baby. Although there are many reasons why a prolonged labor can occur, it’s up to the medical professionals to make decisions, including the decision to perform an emergency C-section, that are in the best interest of the mother and the child.

If you or your child were injured because of prolonged labor, you should make an appointment to speak with a Washington, D.C. birth injury attorney. You may have a claim for medical malpractice. At LawMD, our prolonged labor lawyers have a proven track record of success, having secured millions of dollars on behalf of children, mothers, and families who suffered due to a doctor’s negligence. We are confident that we can help you, too.

Contact us online or call (888) 695-2963 for a free consultation. Based in Washington, D.C., our firm represents clients across the nation.

What Is Prolonged Labor?

Prolonged labor is medically defined as labor that continues for 24 hours after the water breaks. There are many risks associated with prolonged labor, and it is important that the medical professionals involved take the steps necessary to protect the health of the mom and the baby.

Why Does Prolonged Labor Happen?

Sometimes a woman’s water breaks naturally. Other times, such as during labor induction using Pitocin, a medical professional will break the water to try and move along the labor process. Sometimes, the baby gets stuck in the birth canal. There are times when the baby is breech, which causes labor to take longer.

The most important thing is that both the mother and child are properly monitored and that an emergency C-section takes place in a timely manner. Otherwise, permanent injuries or death could occur. If you suspect that medical negligence caused a birth injury during your prolonged labor, a qualified birth injury attorney can help evaluate your claim.

What Are the Risks of Prolonged Labor?

Prolonged labor can be a danger for mom and baby. When the water breaks, the baby is more at risk of developing an infection or suffering oxygen deprivation if he or she is not born relatively soon thereafter. Oxygen deprivation can cause cerebral palsy, brain damage, damage to major organs, and developmental delays. Mothers can struggle with internal bleeding, a ripped cervix, and infection. This is why it is imperative that medical professionals continue to monitor prolonged labor situations for signs of distress.

If your baby suffers a birth injury because of prolonged labor, you will become your child’s advocate for education, nutrition, multiple therapies, medications, and other lifelong medical and professional intervention. These services are not cheap. A Washington, D.C. birth injury attorney at LawMD can help hold the medical professionals accountable and help you get the money that your child will require because of their needs.

Consult an Experienced Prolonged Labor Lawyer in Washington, D.C.

LawMD has a solid track record of success. We are experienced legal advocates that can help you work to get the compensation that your family needs and deserves. We provide our representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no up-front costs for you. We are paid when we successfully settle or litigate your claim.

LawMD helps the families of those who have suffered permanent birth injuries because of prolonged labor. We have attorneys who also licensed and board-certified medical professionals, making us well-equipped to handle both the legal and medical aspects of your claim. In addition to our experienced and compassionate physician-attorneys, we also have medical doctors on staff who help our attorney evaluate your potential claim.

We offer free initial consultations for birth injury and medical malpractice claims. Call us at (888) 695-2963 to make your appointment.

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WHY YOU MAY BENEFIT FROM A DOCTOR IN YOUR COURTROOM

  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

  • TIME- AND COST-SAVINGS FOR YOUR CASE

    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

  • RAPID RESPONSE WITH SOLID ANSWERS TO YOUR SERIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CASE

    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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