Massachusetts Birth Injury Lawyer

Founded in Massachusetts over 40 years ago, Sokolove Law has decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of children injured at birth and their families. We’ve secured over $905 Million for birth injury malpractice claims nationwide.

If malpractice or negligence caused your child's injury, our Massachusetts birth injury lawyers may be able to help you take legal action for compensation. Contact us now for a free case review to learn more.

Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your Massachusetts Birth Injury Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, our birth injury lawyers recognize how overwhelming it can be to navigate an unexpected health condition, so we strive to make the legal process as stress-free as possible.

We’ll gather evidence and file a claim on your behalf, so you can spend your time and energy with loved ones. In fact, many of our clients never have to step foot in court to receive compensation.

Learn how our firm stands out from the rest:

  • Decades of Experience: For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has fought on behalf of clients injured through no fault of their own.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Massachusetts birth injury lawyers do not charge any hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs. We only get paid if we recover compensation in your case.
  • Registered Nurses on Staff: Our nurses have decades of labor and delivery experience. They can listen to your story and help you understand what may have happened.
  • Track Record of Success: We’ve recovered over $905 Million on behalf of families impacted by birth injuries.

Our Massachusetts birth injury lawyers are prepared to fight for you and your family. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started with a free, no-obligation case review.

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Common Birth Injuries in Massachusetts

A baby gets an exam by a doctorA birth injury is any type of harm or injury that a child suffers right before, during, or after they are born — typically during the labor and delivery process.

Birth injuries are often the result of preventable medical errors caused by a health care professional. This is known as medical malpractice.

Common birth injuries in Massachusetts include:

  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain damage or swelling
  • Cephalohematoma (accumulation of blood above the skull but under the scalp)
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Facial nerve injury or paralysis
  • Fetal distress or lack of oxygen in the brain
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or HIE (when the brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen or blood flow)
  • Injuries from forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Jaundice and kernicterus (brain damage from untreated jaundice)
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Nerve damage
  • Shoulder dystocia (when one or both of the baby’s shoulders get stuck in the mother’s pelvis during delivery)
  • Skull fractures or bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stillbirths and death
  • Umbilical cord strangulation

While some birth injuries may heal completely, others may call for lifelong medical care.

If you believe your child’s birth injury was caused by medical malpractice, a Massachusetts birth injury lawyer may be able to help you hold negligent health care providers accountable for the harm they caused.

Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more about the options available to you.

“My baby had to stay in the NICU. Now, she is almost 3 and isn’t developing like other kids. Sokolove Law helped us fight for justice and get the money we needed to give our child special care and treatments. I can’t thank Sokolove Law enough."
– Mother in Massachusetts & Firm Client

How Does Malpractice Cause Birth Injuries?

Birth injuries can often be avoided with proper medical care — but if a medical professional makes a careless mistake during the birthing process, the baby and their family suffer as a result.

Common medical mistakes that may lead to birth injuries include:

  • Excessive force during delivery
  • Failure to properly assess risk factors beforehand
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to recognize a serious medical condition

Sokolove Law has nurses on staff who can help you understand your child’s injury and if malpractice or negligence may be to blame.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn more about your options for free. It costs nothing to speak with our team.

Steps to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Massachusetts

Compensation from a birth injury lawsuit can help cover the cost of your child’s treatments and improve their overall quality of life.

If you have a case, our Massachusetts birth injury lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your child’s well-being.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

Reach out to Sokolove Law and receive a free case review to determine if you may be eligible to file a Massachusetts birth injury claim.

During this time, we’ll ask you a few questions about your child’s injury, so we can better understand the specifics of your situation.

2. We’ll Gather Evidence of Malpractice

If you have a case, we’ll collect medical records, testimonials from experts, test results, and anything else needed to show that your child’s birth injury was preventable.

We also have a team of registered nurses on staff that can help make sense of what may have happened to your child.

3. We’ll File Your Massachusetts Birth Injury Claim

Your Massachusetts birth injury lawsuit must be filed within the statute of limitations, which are a set of laws limiting how long you have to file a claim.

Once these deadlines pass, you won’t be able to file a claim or pursue compensation for your child’s injury ever again.

Contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible in order to ensure that your claim is filed on time.

4. We’ll Negotiate Birth Injury Settlements on Your Behalf

Our attorneys will negotiate a Massachusetts birth injury settlement with the defendant(s), which would be the hospital or medical professionals responsible for your child’s birth injury.

The majority of cases end in a settlement, which means you may not have to step foot in court.

If a settlement is unable to be reached, our birth injury lawyers are prepared to present your case in a trial and fight for a verdict on your behalf.

“After hours of labor, my daughter arrived unresponsive, with severe bruising and swelling on the back of her head. Thankfully, Sokolove Law fought for justice and the best care for my child. The compensation they secured for my daughter has been life-changing.”
– New York City Mother & Firm Client

Our Past Massachusetts Birth Injury Settlements

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $905 Million for birth injury victims, including children and families in  Massachusetts.

Some of our past Massachusetts birth injury settlements and verdicts include:

  • $9.67 Million for a child who suffered injuries due to a delayed delivery
  • $5 Million for a child with brain damage caused by a preventable injury
  • $4.85 Million for a child who developed cerebral palsy due to malpractice
  • $2.75 Million for the family of a child with Erb’s palsy
  • $1.75 Million for the mother of twins who developed CP after injuries at birth

While Massachusetts birth injury settlement amounts depend on various factors — like the severity of the injury and the cost of the child's care — our attorneys will fight for the most compensation possible in your case.  

Compensation from a birth injury lawsuit in Massachusetts can help to lessen the burden of ongoing medical treatments and other costs related to your child’s injury.

Get the Help Your Child Deserves

If you have a case, our birth injury lawyers can fight for the compensation your family deserves.

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Let Our Massachusetts Birth Injury Lawyers Fight for You

As a national birth injury law firm with decades of experience, Sokolove Law has the resources and experience necessary to help you seek justice for your child’s injury.

Lawyers gesture with their hands as they sit across from each otherOur birth injury lawyers in Massachusetts are compassionate, knowledgeable, and committed to providing you with the personal attention your case deserves. We will take the time to understand the specifics of your child’s injury and tailor our approach to meet your needs.

Let us fight for the compensation on your behalf, so you can focus on your family’s health and well-being.

Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form today for a free case review.

Our Massachusetts Office Locations

44 School Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02108

1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Sokolove Law Affiliations & Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB): A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Massachusetts Birth Injury Attorney FAQs

How are birth injuries in Massachusetts caused by medical malpractice?

There are many different causes of birth injuries, but many are unfortunately a result of preventable medical errors.

Common medical mistakes that can result in birth injuries include not:

  • Using medical instruments such as forceps or vacuum extractors correctly during delivery
  • Interpreting X-rays correctly
  • Performing a necessary C-section
  • Properly monitoring the baby during labor and delivery
  • Responding to signs of fetal distress

Sokolove Law has nurses on staff who can help you understand your child’s injury and if it may have occurred as a result of malpractice.

Who can file a Massachusetts birth injury lawsuit?

You may be able to file a Massachusetts birth injury lawsuit if:

  • Your child suffered an injury before, during, or shortly after being born
  • Their injury was the result of a preventable medical error

See if you have a case now for free by filling out our contact form or calling (800) 995-1212.

How much does a Massachusetts birth injury attorney charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Massachusetts birth injury attorneys.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

How long do you have to file a birth injury claim in Massachusetts?

You only have a limited amount of time to file a Massachusetts birth injury lawsuit due to unique laws in each state known as the statute of limitations. 

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to sue for a birth injury again.

Don’t delay and miss out on money you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn more about your legal options.

Local Massachusetts Areas We Serve

While Sokolove Law helps people throughout the country, we provide our services to people across the entire state of Massachusetts as well.

Sokolove Law serves locations across Massachusetts including:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chicopee
  • Fall River
  • Framingham
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Lowell
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • New Bedford
  • Newton
  • Peabody
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Revere
  • Salem
  • Somerville
  • Springfield
  • Taunton
  • Taunton
  • Waltham
  • Weymouth
  • Worcester
  • And more

Massachusetts Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of Massachusetts.

Some of the zip codes we serve in Massachusetts include: 

  • 01040
  • 01085
  • 01201
  • 01420
  • 01453
  • 01545
  • 01604
  • 01701
  • 01702
  • 01752
  • 01760
  • 01801
  • 01810
  • 01821
  • 01826
  • 01841
  • 01844
  • 01852
  • 01876
  • 01902
  • 01915
  • 01960
  • 01970
  • 02038
  • 02124
  • 02125
  • 02127
  • 02128
  • 02130
  • 02131
  • 02135
  • 02136
  • 02138
  • 02139
  • 02148
  • 02149
  • 02150
  • 02151
  • 02155
  • 02169
  • 02184
  • 02301
  • 02302
  • 02360
  • 02368
  • 02472
  • 02703
  • 02720
  • 02740
  • 02780

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  1. Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. “The Financial and Human Cost of Medical Error.” Retrieved from: https://betsylehmancenterma.gov/assets/uploads/Cost-of-Medical-Error-Report-2019.pdf. Accessed on August 17, 2023.
  2. MSD Manual: Professional Version. “Birth Injuries.” Retrieved from: https://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/pediatrics/perinatal-problems/birth-injuries. Accessed on August 17, 2023.