Maryland Birth Injury Lawyers: The Littlest Victims – Birth Injuries and Medical MalpracticeJanuary 23, 2012
The birth of a child is the most joyous moment in a parent’s life. As you prepare to bring your child into the world, you dream of his or her future. What will your child accomplish? Who will he or she become? You also expect labor and delivery to go smoothly.
But what if it doesn’t?
Birth injury is any kind of trauma that happens to the baby during the birth process. These injuries can range from mild to severe, from minor bruises to serious brain damage. Most birth injuries don’t occur as a result of medical malpractice. However, tragically, sometimes they do. Only an experienced Maryland medical malpractice lawyer can tell you if malpractice caused your baby’s birth injury.
Common birth injuries include the following:
- Bruising and swelling
- Forceps scars
- Temporary nerve loss
- Facial paralysis
- Brachial plexus injury (Erb’s palsy)
- Cerebral palsy
Depending upon the severity of the injury, your child may need lifelong therapy, care, equipment, medication, or other special services. These costs can be overwhelming. If you believe your child’s injuries were caused by medical malpractice, we can help you receive the compensation that you and your family deserve.
We have a network of medical specialty experts that will work extensively with your family to find out what exactly happened the day your child was born. If indeed malpractice occurred, we will fight aggressively to make sure your child is protected and financially compensated. Call an experienced and compassionate Maryland birth injury lawyer at our Maryland medical malpractice law firm of LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. today.