Birth injuries can have long term and sometimes permanent effects on a child and the mother. The long-term care associated with birth injuries can have a huge and continuing financial impact on families. Babies with birth injuries often require extended hospitalization and many require special and expensive care throughout their lifetime.
There are many forms of birth injury such as Erb’s Palsy, Cerebral Palsy, hypoxic encephalopathy or cerebral hypoxia, muscle injury and scarring. Extraction injuries and suction injuries are commonly the cause of birth defects. Negligent birth injuries are generally the result of physician errors during complicated births. However, hospitals, nurses, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmaceutical manufacturer can in some circumstances be held liable for birth injuries.
Like all the cases I take, Birth Injury cases are handled on a contingency basis with no obligation or fee for the first consultation.