Did Your Child Suffer Harm Through A Birth Injury?

When the joy of welcoming a new child into the world comes with sad news that the baby has a birth injury, parents are naturally heartbroken — and determined to do all they can to help their precious son or daughter. As soon as you suspect your baby suffered harm during the birthing process, you should consult with an attorney who can help determine whether medical negligence was a factor.

Some birth injuries are apparent right away. In other cases, parents do not realize anything is wrong until later. Whenever you become aware that your child has cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia or kernicterus, talk to a birth injury lawyer to discuss the next steps. If a birth injury was the result of medical negligence, a well-documented injury claim or lawsuit can provide hope. Burgos & Burgos evaluates and pursues birth injury cases for clients throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland, including Montgomery County and neighboring areas.

OB-GYN Malpractice And Birth Injuries

A birth injury can come about through medical mistakes before, during or after birth. Malpractice sometimes occurs in various forms, including:

  • OB-GYN errors and omissions during prenatal care
  • Failure to respond to signs of distress detectable through fetal monitoring during labor
    • Failure to respond in a timely manner to umbilical cord problems that deprived a baby of oxygen during labor or delivery
    • Failure to perform a timely cesarean section
  • Failure to address time-sensitive conditions during the postnatal period
    • Failure to treat newborn jaundice in a timely manner

If the medical malpractice lawyers at Burgos & Burgos advise and represent you, we will initiate a detailed evaluation. We will consult with medical experts as necessary to build a strong case on behalf of your baby and you, the parents. A detailed review of medical records, reconstruction of a timeline of events and evaluation of your baby's current condition are all likely to provide valuable insights.

Financial recovery cannot restore a baby to perfect health, but it can provide resources for practical help such as surgery, therapy, tutoring and other accommodations. A birth injury settlement or verdict can also compensate a baby and parents for intangible but very real losses. Doing all that you can for your child will feel like the least you can do after learning that he or she must live with the results of a birth injury.

From our law office in Silver Spring, our birth injury attorneys also bring claims in maternal injury and maternal death cases throughout the Washington, D.C., metro area and the state of Maryland.

Talk To A Birth Injury Attorney At The Law Office Of Burgos & Burgos

Call 301-681-1111 or send an email message to request a free initial consultation.

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