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 Rhode Island birth injury lawyer may be able to help you hold negligent health care providers accountable for the harm they caused.
“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 Rhode Island
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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Birth Injury Claim
Your Rhode Island 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.
4. We’ll Negotiate Birth Injury Settlements on Your Behalf
Our attorneys will negotiate a Rhode Island 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 incourt.
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 Rhode Island Birth Injury Settlements
At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $862 Million for birth injury victims, including children and families in Rhode Island.
Some of our past Rhode Island birth injury settlements and verdicts include:
$3.9 Million for a child in East Providence with cerebral palsy from malpractice
$1.1 Million for a mother in Riverside whose son is blind and has CP
$1 Million for a Providence mother whose child was injured during a difficult delivery
While Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island can help to lessen the burden of ongoing medical treatments and other costs related to your child’s injury.
Let Our Rhode Island 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.
Our birth injury lawyers in Rhode Island 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.
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