James E. Vieh, Attorney at Law
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James E. Vieh, P.L.C.
4422 North Civic Center Plaza
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Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Telephone: (480) 707-5000
Fax: (480) 707-5005
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Birth Injuries & Medical Malpractice

Experienced Arizona Birth Injuries Lawyer

Helping Families Throughout the Sun Valley with Skill and Compassion

We trust our doctors, nurses and hospitals to provide us with proper medical care. Unfortunately, medical professionals do make mistakes, and those mistakes can lead to serious, life-altering injuries or death. At the Arizona law office of James E. Vieh, P.L.C., we work hard to hold the people who caused these mistakes accountable for their actions and the losses you suffered as a result.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries, like many types of medical malpractice, can be the result of surgical errors, the failure to monitor a situation and act in a timely and appropriate way to prevent harm to the patient.

When doctors or hospitals make a mistake that hurts your baby, it can be devastating. If your child was injured because of medical professionals' negligence, you deserve to be compensated. You owe it to yourself and your child to understand your rights and options under the law. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

Common Cause of Birth Injuries

Don't let the hospital tell you that "bad genes" caused your child's injury. Often, they will blame the patient for their own failure to provide the correct care and will be anything but straightforward about the mistakes they have made.

Many birth injuries are caused by lack of oxygen during the birth process. There are a number of ways that oxygen can be cut off, and doctors and nurses should be closely monitoring your child during the birthing process for signs of these problems. If complications occur, such as a prolapsed or kinked umbilical cord or a detached placenta, and they fail to pay attention to the fetal monitoring machine, they could be responsible for:
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Blindness
  • Paralysis
  • Mental Retardation
These problems could have been avoided if hospitals, the doctor or the ob/gyn nurse gave women and their babies the proper care. If your baby was injured due to medical malpractice, call 480-707-5000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Another Cause of Paralysis

In addition to insufficient oxygen during the birthing process, another common cause of paralysis is the doctor's failure to respond to a situation correctly. If a baby's shoulder catches on the mother's pelvis during birth, a doctor may panic and pull on the child's head, which can lead to paralysis of an arm or the entire side of the body. This kind of medical malpractice can leave a significant portion of the body deformed and unable to develop properly, if at all.

Over Three Decades of Medical Malpractice Experience

With over 30 years of experience, attorney Jim Vieh will guide you through the legal process with skill and understanding of your situation. Hospitals sometimes lie and hide or even destroy medical records. We begin aggressively pursue medical malpractice cases by obtaining the complete medical records and thoroughly investigating the facts. We will secure expert witnesses where needed and aggressively protect your rights at every stage, whether in negotiation or trial.

Attorney Vieh holds an MBA in finance from Cornell University and can help you develop a structured settlement agreement. In this kind of agreement, injured babies receive tax-free payments for the rest of their life. As a parent, you won't have to worry about whether or not your child will have the financial support they need later in life. Attorney Vieh will provide you knowledgeable counsel on the tax and finance implications of these settlements.

You will not pay us anything unless we secure compensation for you. Contact us online or call (480) 707-5000 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Our office is located in downtown Scottsdale, across the street from Fashion Square. We are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 5:30, with other times by appointment. Home and hospital visits are also available by appointment. For personal injury cases, there is no fee unless we recover for you.

Attorney Vieh is fluent in Spanish and German. Se habla EspaƱol.

James E. Vieh, P.L.C.
4422 North Civic Center Plaza
Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Telephone: (480) 707-5000
Fax: (480) 707-5005

At the Arizona office of James E. Vieh, P.L.C., we represent clients in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Cave Creek, including those in Maricopa County, Pima County and Pinal County in the Valley of the Sun and Phoenix metropolitan area.

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