Making a claim can be the first thing that comes to your mind after suffering a devastating birth injury or loss. Understandably, this is an emotional time for a new parents and families.
Our lawyers and medical experts will walk through various considerations in pursuing a case. Our birth injury law firm provides a 100% free initial case evaluation with our experienced trial lawyers who work hand-in-hand with highly credentialed medical experts.
Babies are born with congenital hip dysplasia. It’s caused by abnormal formation of the hip joint during their early stages of fetal development. This instability worsens as your child grows.
Babies are born with Erb’s Palsy. Erb’s Palsy is typically caused when an infant’s neck is stretched to one side during a difficult delivery, causing temporary or permanent nerve damage.
Are afflicted with postpartum preeclampsia. The effects of undiagnosed preeclampsia can be extremely serious, and can lead to seizures in mother and child, birth defects and in some cases, may be fatal.
Babies are born with Cerebral Palsy. A condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.
*According to data from CDC*
Our expert attorneys should be consulted if birth injuries are believed to be caused by some type of malpractice, an outside environmental factor, genetic irregularity, chemical exposure, or some type of negligence on the part of a third party. Parents may also be entitled to compensation if the child died due to a birth defect.
Putting together a personal injury case related to birth defects often involves an extensive investigation to determine factors such as:
The legal community uses “birth injury” to refer to any damage or injury sustained during pregnancy, during delivery, or just after delivery, including injuries caused by trauma.
Pregnancy misdiagnosis can lead to birth defects in a situation in which a mother is pregnant, but her doctor assures her she is not, she may expose herself to substances (including certain medications, alcohol, and tobacco products) that can cause birth defects.
Exposure to certain medications or chemicals may cause harmful effects to the fetus which may be compensable through claims for negligence or product liability.
Medical negligence can have far-reaching consequences causing serious or permanent damage to an infant’s health. This may result in significant financial, mental and emotional consequences for the victim and family.
If a medical professional has failed to diagnose a birth defect at any time during your pregnancy or following childbirth, they may be considered negligent and you may be able to make a birth defect negligence claim.
Medical malpractice or medical negligence may impact an infant’s future quality of life. You may be entitled to compensation for medical, personal physical discomfort (pain), as well as emotional worry, fear, humiliation or suffering.