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Birth Injuries

Unfortunately, it’s an all-too-common occurrence that a loving couple’s infant child experiences an injury during the birthing process. In fact, such injuries occur in 7 out of every 1,000 newborn American babies. Many times, these injuries could’ve been avoided, and, as such, they can be attributed to improper care or medical negligence. Common birth injuries include cerebral palsy (CP), Erb’s Palsy, skull fracturing, facial-nerve damage, and even bleeding or lack of oxygen inside of the baby’s brain.

In such tragic circumstances, it’s important to remember that you have legal rights and options. Learn more about birth injuries or about how Sokolove Law can help, by clicking on any of the links below.

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Sokolove Law has successfully secured $365 Million for families of children injured at birth.

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Birth Injury Childcare: The Costs, Time Commitments, and Necessary Resources

For most parents, incurring an injury to their child wasn’t something they planned for. And, as such, the stress and financial burden placed on young couples is not only costly, it’s downright overwhelming. A disabled child will need: medications, counseling, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, special schooling, and assistive devices.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average lifetime cost for one person with cerebral palsy is estimated at $921,000.

What Costs Are Associated with Disabled Children?

  • Direct Non-Medical Costs: Home modifications, car modifications, special education
  • Direct Medical Costs: Doctor visits, medications, inpatient hospital stays
  • Indirect Costs: The value of lost wages when a person dies early, cannot work, or is limited in the amount of work he or she can do.

This does not include expenses such as:

  • Hospital outpatient visits
  • Emergency department visits
  • Residential care
  • Family-out-of-pocket expenses (equipment, leg braces, walker or wheel chair, housing modifications, medications)

Our Recent Birth Injury Settlements

Our goal is always to get our clients the compensation that they deserve for the injuries and suffering they have unfortunately encountered. We want the affected families to be able to recoup some of these costs. Here are some recent settlements that our firm made:

  • $4.25 Million settlement was awarded in the birth injury lawsuit of a 4-year-old girl in Long Beach, CA.
  • $4 Million birth injury settlement was awarded to the family of 6-year-old boy in New Bedford, MA.
  • $950,000 was awarded in an Erb’s Palsy case involving a 5-year-old girl in New Jersey.

Why You Want Sokolove Law to Represent You

Cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and other birth injuries are often the unfortunate result of a mistake made by your doctor or hospital.

Caring for a child with cerebral palsy or other disabilities can be extremely costly, at more than an estimated $900,000 over your child’s lifetime. Young couples shouldn’t have to foot the steep medical bills that are the result of another institution’s mistake in judgment or lack of care. This is why the families affected by birth injuries need an attorney who will fight to get them the resources their child needs.

Sokolove Law has been representing families in birth injury cases resulting from substandard care for nearly 40 years. For years, we have worked with families and helped parents find answers. We are here to help you find answers, too. In every case, we want to help families take the next steps in getting the financial compensation they need and deserve, so that they may plan for their child’s future.

Our tried and tested legal experts are here to help you in any way we can.

Sokolove Law’s Case Managers:

  • FOCUS on understanding what happened to your child during birth.
  • SPEAK with you about legal resources available to you as you consider next steps.
  • ANSWER your questions and direct you to an area-specific co-counsel.

Sokolove Law’s Legal Team:

  • HELPS you understand if your child’s injury was a result of substandard care.
  • DETERMINES whether taking legal action is the right choice for your family.
  • NAVIGATES the legal process.

If you believe your child has a birth injury that may have been caused by negligent or substandard medical care, our birth injury lawyers are here to help. We are 100% committed to assisting you in any way that we can and to answering any questions that you may have.

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