Bringing a new child into the world is a thrilling time for most North Carolina parents. Although births typically occur without serious complications, the effects can be devastating when the delivery team mishandles an unexpected situation. At The Melvin Law Firm, we often represent clients whose children experienced injuries during childbirth.
A common response from healthcare providers in Greenville that becomes the targets of medical malpractice litigation is that the publicity that comes from such cases overlooks the good that they provide for their local communities. Yet typically, those who seek compensation following a surgical error or doctor's mistake are not trying to besmirch anyone's reputation; rather, they are simply trying to hold providers accountable for the mistakes that they make. Such accountability may be expected in every other profession; it should be demanded in healthcare given the stakes of each individual patient case.