Birth injury lawyers help families seek financial compensation for the injured victims of negligent medical malpractice. Birth injuries are preventable physical injuries to newborn babies that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or shortly after birth.
Finding a Birth Injury Lawyer Near You
Birth injury lawyers work with families to examine the circumstances and procedures of a birth to establish the possibility and responsibility for preventable birth injuries. Seeking answers from medical practitioners or institutions can prove difficult without the help of a birth injury lawyer.
Finding a trusted and experienced lawyer for a birth injury case can feel overwhelming. Seeking out an experienced attorney as part of an established birth injury law firm is critical.
Sokolove Law has been helping people for more than 40 years and has many locations around the United States. There is probably a local Sokolove Law office near you in your region, state or city.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
The birth of a child should be the happiest moment of your life. Unfortunately, complications and medical mistakes may occur during or after the birthing or delivery process.
An experienced birth injury attorney can help to determine the origin of your child's birth injury as well as what your legal options may be in a medical malpractice case.
Common conditions resulting from birth injuries include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain injuries, like swelling or hemorrhaging
- Nerve damage
- Erb’s Palsy (also called Brachial Plexus Palsy)
- Skull fractures or other bone damage (like to the spinal cord)
- Brain damage due to lack of oxygen (hypoxia) caused by umbilical cord compression or strangulation
Many birth injuries are preventable and caused by improper or negligent medical care by health care professionals or medical experts. If you suspect this may have happened to your child, a birth injury lawyer may be able to help you file a birth injury claim and secure compensation to cover your child's medical bills and more.
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Birth Injury Signs and Symptoms
Birth injury attorneys are not doctors but will be aware of the immediate signs of a possible birth injury, such as bruises, abrasions, or poor reflexes after delivery.
Later symptoms of a birth injury may include:
- Failure of a child to reach developmental milestones on time, such as crawling, standing up, or walking
- Lack of muscle or neurological coordination
- Learning challenges or disabilities
Get Legal Help From a Birth Injury Lawyer
Every state has laws covering birth injury malpractice or medical malpractice, and a lawyer can help to determine the possibility that your child may have suffered a preventable birth injury.
A birth injury lawyer will work through red tape or reluctance to reveal the causes and responsibility leading to the injury.
Birth Injury Lawyers FAQs
What can a birth injury lawyer do for me?
An experienced birth injury attorney can help determine the origin of the birth injury, by examining the circumstances and procedures of a birth to establish the possibility and responsibility for preventable birth injuries. Seeking answers from medical practitioners or institutions can prove difficult without the help of a lawyer.
Will my physician get in trouble?
It’s understandable to be concerned about getting your physician or healthcare provider in trouble by taking the next step and contacting us. We take each and every inquiry that we receive very seriously. Significant research and evaluation goes into each case before a decision is made to file a lawsuit in court. The initial steps are focused on information gathering, reviewing and getting expert opinions on the case. Fill out the form on this page to get started on this process today.
The legal process feels overwhelming – I’m not sure I have the time and support to take on a lawsuit.
You are your child’s best advocate. The implications of a birth injury on you, your child and your family can be overwhelming with long-term impacts. You may be entitled to assistance. Remember, you are not obligated to pursue a lawsuit by contacting us. It costs nothing to call us and our consultation is provided at no cost to you.