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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.

Need legal help in the wake of a birth injury? Contact Potter Burnett Law online or at (301) 804-6784 to schedule a free consultation.

Birth Injury & Birth Trauma Cases in Maryland

When a healthcare professional’s performance falls below the standard of care expected or required in the medical community, it is referred to as medical negligence. In the aftermath of a birth injury, you may elect to file a medical malpractice/negligence lawsuit against the doctor(s), nurses, or other medical professionals who were involved in the care and treatment of your child during pregnancy and delivery.

Birth trauma and injuries can occur in many ways and result in many manifestations that can have temporary to lifelong damaging effects.

These can include:

  • Brain injury (this can include cerebral palsy)
  • Brachial plexus (this can include Erb’s palsy)
  • Kernicterus resulting from untreated jaundice
  • Spasticity
  • Paralysis
  • Meconium aspiration
  • Excessive and abnormal breathing
  • Infections
  • 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
  • Hypoxia
  • 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.

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.

Contact us online or at (301) 804-6784 to get started today.

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    Baltimore mother and daughter rear-ended on route 301 in Virginia. Physical therapy treatment only.

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    Charles County client injured when a car turned left in front of him.

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    Woman rear ended by a hit and run vehicle and suffered lower back injury.

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    Client was a passenger in a car, and suffered serious injuries.

  • $600,000 Wrongful Death Settlement

    Eastern Shore of Maryland wrongful death case for 83-year-old man.

  • $600,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Our client was t-boned when the adverse driver ran a red light. Client had conservative treatment, no injections or surgery.

  • $550,000 Car Accident Settlement

    Prince George’s county car crash – 52 year old man injured neck, had surgery with full recovery.

  • $500,000 Wrongful Death Settlement

    altimore City wrongful death case for 75-year-old man.

  • $435,000 Car Accident Settlement

    Client was violently rear ended and spent time in hospital and rehabilitation facility.


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