Birth Injury & Birth Trauma Lawyers in Maryland
Pregnancy and childbirth is an exciting time. It should lead to some of the happiest moments in your life with memories you will treasure forever. However, in some cases, this most important event can lead to shock, grief, doubt, uncertainty, and prolonged emotional pain. That can unfortunately occur when complications from childbirth and delivery leave infants injured, traumatized, or permanently disabled. These conditions can result in the need for lifelong care or even death. Such events leave parents unprepared, hurting, and in often desperate need of help. It leads to entire extended families experiencing overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial hardships. The failure on the part of medical professionals to recognize and treat serious birth-related injuries can lead to a lifetime of expensive medical care.
At Potter Burnett Law, we understand the depth of family trauma you may be experiencing in such cases. We know that little can compensate for your emotional suffering, your worry, and your uncertainty about the future. We are here to acknowledge that pain and to help you find legal ways to ensure that your child has the medical care needed for as long as it is needed, even if that is a lifetime. In some cases, maybe nothing can reverse the damage your child has endured but, through a successful birth injury lawsuit, your child may have a better chance of leading a constructive and happy life than otherwise.
Birth Injury & Birth Trauma Cases in Maryland
Birth injuries happen by accident and can be prevented. This is the key distinction between a birth injury and a birth defect, which is often described as a health issue that is inherited and unavoidable. But what causes birth injuries?
More often than not, birth injuries are caused by a medical practitioner’s negligence. Doctors, nurses, surgeons, pediatricians, obstetricians, and more all owe a pregnant mother and her unborn child care that meets the utmost standards of practice. What might be seen as a simple mistake on the surface can actually be a terrible act of medical negligence that forever changes a child’s life.
Acts of negligence conducted by medical providers that cause birth injuries can include:
- Brain injury (this can include cerebral palsy)
- Brachial plexus (this can include Erb’s palsy)
- Kernicterus resulting from untreated jaundice
- Meconium aspiration
- Excessive and abnormal breathing
- Subcutaneous bleeding beneath the scalp
- Subdermal bleeding inside the skull
- Bruising resulting from improper use or force from forceps
- Internal skull fractures
- Clavicle fractures and resulting trauma
- Cranial nerve trauma
- Traumatic spinal cord damage
- Irreversible facial paralysis
- Skin irritations and dermis reactions
- Soft tissue injuries. This can include muscles, ligaments, and tendons
- Stillbirth after the 20th week of pregnancy
Determining the level of care needed as well as a financial solution for specialized care can be a daunting prospect for parents, especially during such a difficult time. If your child has suffered preventable birth injuries, the compensation you may receive from a lawsuit might be the only realistic option to providing the medical services and supervised care your child deserves. To maximize your child’s recovery and quality of life, we recommend that you turn to our trusted and proven litigators.
How Can a Birth Injury Lawyer Help?
A birth injury lawyer can deal directly with insurance companies, medical providers, and defense lawyers on your behalf so that you can focus on your attention to your family. Here are some of the ways a lawyer can help:
- Avoid lowball settlement offers.
- Take over communications on your behalf.
- File your birth injury lawsuit.
- Build your evidence-based case.
- Fight for a fair settlement.
Turn to Our Award-Winning Maryland Birth Injury & Birth Trauma Attorneys
Do you suspect that your infant may have suffered a birth injury or birth trauma? At Potter Burnett Law, our birth injury and malpractice attorneys can assist you in determining whether your child was injured due to medical negligence. If your baby was harmed because of negligent medical care, you have the right to compensation. Our legal team has worked with a number of insurance companies over the years on birth injury and birth trauma cases that resulted in a medical negligence settlement. Insurance companies are notorious for treating you like a statistic and attempting to get you to settle for less. Let us use our experience, knowledge, and resources to help you pursue the settlement your family deserves.
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