Medical Malpractice Attorneys Handling Birth Injury Cases In Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Baltimore, and in the Maryland, Washington, DC, Metro area.


Pregnancy and childbirth can be some of the most exciting times in someone’s life. However, complications from childbirth and the delivery process can leave infants permanently disabled, requiring life-long care or death. As a result, parents, siblings, grandparents, and other loved ones may experience overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial hardships as a direct result of a child injured at birth. Failure to recognize and treat serious birth-related injuries may lead to a lifetime of expensive medical care.

Determining the level of care needed as well as a financial solution for specialized care can be a daunting process for parents, especially during such a difficult time. If your child has suffered preventable birth injuries, the compensation you may receive from a successful birth injury lawsuit might be the only realistic option to provide the medical services and supervised care your child deserves to maximize their recovery and quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions: Medical Malpractice

There are many different types of birth injuries that have temporary to long term damaging effects, including:

  • Brain injury from birth (which also includes Cerebral Palsy)

  • Brachial plexus birth injuries (including Erb’s Palsy)

  • Kernicterus resulting from untreated jaundice

  • Spasticity

  • Paralysis

  • Meconium aspiration

  • Excessive and abnormal bleeding

  • A myriad of Infections

  • Subcutaneous bleeding beneath the scalp

  • Subdermal bleeding inside the skull

  • Bruising resulting from improper use/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 including muscles, ligaments, and tendons

  • Stillbirth after 20th week of pregnancy


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

Do you suspect that your infant may have suffered a birth injury or birth trauma? Potter Burnett Law’s 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 neglect settlement.

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