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Safeguarding Your Family

Birth injuries are devastating in every situation. Innocent children suffering due to the negligence of medical professionals is unthinkable, yet it happens thousands of times each year in the country. Some of those children may even face a lifetime of medical challenges due to that one mistake.

There is no way to cure the trauma and pain a family faces when this tragedy occurs. A successful birth injury lawsuit may permit a family to pay for their child’s treatment and provide their family with the best possible quality of life, though. To get your birth injury claim in Frederick, Maryland started, choose our birth injury attorneys today.

Contact Portner & Shure, P.A. for a free and confidential meeting: (855) 954-4141.

Birth Injury Types & Causes

A birth injury is usually a preventable injury that a baby suffers during labor and delivery, or even when developing in utero. Birth injuries can also be inflicted upon the mother if the medical care she receives is insufficient or unsafe.

To bring a birth injury lawsuit, you must prove that your child’s birth injury was caused by a medical provider’s failure to abide by the standard of acceptable medical care. This standard is equal to whatever one could expect another medical provider would reasonably do if in the same situation.

Examples of birth errors include:

  • Failing to perform a C-section
  • Failing to identify and treat a prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Incorrectly using birth-assisting tools (vacuum extractor/forceps errors)
  • Providing improper prenatal care, including failure to monitor, detect, and treat maternal infections
  • Failing to diagnose a heart condition during infancy, especially when it results in lifelong disabilities

Medical mistakes may result in weighty consequences, including:

  • Birth asphyxia
  • Hypoxia/anoxia brain injuries (lack of oxygen to a baby’s brain)
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Facial paralysis
  • Fractures
  • Placental abruption
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Maternal hemorrhaging (bleeding or blood leaking outside of blood vessels)
  • Maternal or infant death

The Value of a Trained Birth Injury Attorney

To recover compensation in a birth injury claim, you will also need to prove that the medical professional was negligent and that they did not act in accordance with the recognized standard of care. Simply showing that your child has been injured is not necessarily enough to win the claim.

To prove a doctor or nurse was negligent, testimony from another medical professional is typically necessary. This other medical professional must be qualified to perform the same services as the defendant or the liable medical professional. Our Frederick birth injury lawyers are well-known in local medical circles, so we always have ready access to medical experts who can act as expert witnesses in the claims we work for clients.

Your case will also need to demonstrate that the doctor’s standard of care violation is what led to your child’s injuries. Our experienced birth injury lawyers will know the right questions to ask, the right doctors to speak with, and the right way to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Work with Portner & Shure, P.A. Today

Our law firm has represented victims of medical negligence, including children suffering from birth injuries, in Frederick County for more than two decades. Let us be the legal team with the honor of standing up for your child and your family during such harrowing times. Portner & Shure, P.A. has a reputation with our clients and our peers in the legal community for relentlessly advocating on behalf of our clients. Let us fight for your family like they were our family!

For additional information about how we can help you with your birth injury case, call us at (240) 770-0509 or submit an online contact form today.


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