Labor and delivery injuries can include harm to both mothers and babies. Because most people view childbirth as a safe, routine process, they are often unprepared to suffer an injury during labor or delivery. The shock of a childbirth-related injury, therefore, usually leaves families scrambling for answers and help. In many cases, they don’t know where to turn or if they have any legal rights at all.
At LawMD, our attorneys help families in Washington, D.C. and across the United States seek fair compensation for their losses. A labor or delivery injury can have a long-term impact on a mother or baby. You and/or your child may need years of help and therapy. It’s important to consult with an experienced birth injury lawyer to determine how much compensation you need to cover the cost of follow-up care and other treatment. You shouldn’t have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence.
Contact us today for a free consultation; call (888) 695-2963 or submit an online request form to get started.
Why We’re Different
Birth injury cases are complex. Because the stakes are so high, lawmakers have made it difficult to file a successful claim. In many cases, plaintiffs are turned away before their case has barely begun. We work tirelessly to make sure that this does not happen to our clients. We draw upon decades of medical and legal practice to quickly and efficiently assess our clients’ claims. If you don’t have a case, we will explain why. And, if you have a solid claim, we will help you understand each step of the process so you always know what to expect as your case unfolds.
Information about Labor & Delivery Injuries
Labor and delivery injuries can occur at any point during the birth process. From the moment labor begins, doctors have a limited amount of time to safely deliver the baby. At the same time, rushing or forcing labor can result in unnecessary interventions and complications.
The labor and delivery injury cases we handle include:
- Mismanaged gestational diabetes
- Medication mistakes during labor and delivery
- Failure to deliver via C-section
- Misuse of forceps
- Improper vacuum extraction
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Failure to monitor the mother
- Mismanaged maternal hemorrhage
- Failure to use fetal monitoring
- Failure to diagnose preeclampsia
- Improper use of episiotomy
In most cases, labor and delivery goes according to plan. However, not all births end with a healthy mom and baby. A labor or delivery injury can leave a family grieving the loss of a child’s potential. In some cases, mothers are left with severe trauma that impacts their future fertility. In the most devastating cases, a mother or baby dies during childbirth.
Because many labor and delivery injuries are entirely preventable, families and parents often struggle with understanding why something so tragic happened to them. Although we can’t go back in time and right the wrong you have suffered, we can help you get justice for the harm you have endured. We can also ensure the same injustice does not impact other families. It takes courage to speak up about a medical malpractice injury. We will be by your side every step of the way.
Call LawMD for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured during childbirth, you need the help and experience of a Washington, D.C. labor and delivery injury attorney. Our attorneys offer free consultations. You have nothing to lose by speaking to a lawyer at our firm today.
Contact us at (888) 695-2963 to discuss your case with an physician-attorney.