Baltimore Birth Injury Attorney
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In some cases, injuries sustained by a baby during labor and delivery are immediately obvious. In other cases, however, parents may not realize their baby has suffered a birth injury until the child gets old enough to begin reaching milestones.
If your baby has suffered an injury during labor, delivery, or while being cared for in the NICU or other hospital birth unit, you deserve compassion and support. At LawMD, our Baltimore Birth Injury Attorney help families devastated by a birth injury. Many of our lawyers are also medical doctors, with backgrounds in neurosurgery and pediatrics. We are uniquely positioned to support families grieving the loss of a child’s potential.
The Birth Injury Cases We Handle
Our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers handle all types of birth injury cases. Although medical advances have made childbirth safer, human error can lead to complications. Our lawyers have won millions for our clients in cases involving the following birth injuries:
- C-section injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Compressed umbilical cord
- Umbilical cord prolapse
- Uterine rupture during VBAC
- Placental abruption
- Shoulder dystocia
- Meconium aspiration
- Failure to detect placenta previa, accrete, or percreta
In many cases, a birth injury causes a baby to suffer oxygen deprivation, which is called hypoxia. Obstetrical emergencies require doctors to act quickly. In many situations, doctors have just minutes to decide to perform an emergency cesarean, or to take other measures to deliver a baby safely.
Fortunately, instances of severe brain injury at birth are rare, but these cases are catastrophic when they do occur. Parents often wonder, why us? Why our child? Why are we the five percent?
At LawMD, we know that money will never replace what you have lost. Money can’t reverse the clock or change the outcome. However, compensation can help you provide your child with the medical treatment, education, therapy, and resources he or she needs to thrive. We work tirelessly to help our clients receive the compensation they need.
Our physician-attorneys also help families get the answers they deserve. Sometimes, birth injuries are simply tragic and unpreventable events. In other cases, they are completely avoidable. If a doctor’s mistake or a hospital’s negligence caused your baby to suffer harm, we will help you get to the bottom of what happened, so you can finally have closure.
Cerebral palsy is among the most common birth injuries in the U.S., with about 2.5 cases per 1,000 births. It can range from relatively mild CP, with minimally compromised motor function, to severe disability. Cerebral palsy can also occur when a child is born prematurely. Children with severe cerebral palsy may be unable to function independently, and may require the use of a wheelchair and other assistance. The lifelong costs associated with this type of disability are in the millions.
Families affected by cerebral palsy should not wait to speak to a birth injury lawyer. Because developmental delays and other signs of cerebral palsy are not always obvious at birth, many families are blindsided by a cerebral palsy diagnosis. Although strict statutes of limitation govern birth injury cases, don’t assume your case is time-barred. Always speak to a lawyer as soon as you become aware of a birth injury.
Call a Baltimore Birth Injury Attorney Today
If your child suffered an injury at birth, or you have lost a child due to a doctor’s negligence during labor or delivery, call the experienced Baltimore Birth Injury Attorney at LawMD. We offer free consultations, and we are available to speak to you today. You can reach us by phone, email, or our online contact form. Call 888-MY-LAWMD ( 888-695-2963 ).