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Fighting for Justice for Your Family

Birth injuries are a particularly devastating form of medical malpractice. Innocent children who suffer injuries at the hands of negligent medical professionals are likely to face a lifetime of difficulties, and their families will face a lifetime of challenges. Providing proper care for your child is critical, but the costs can be exorbitant. While nothing can undo the pain and suffering you and your family have been through, a successful birth injury lawsuit can allow you the ability to pay for your child’s treatment and provide them with a high quality of life.

Birth injury claims are incredibly complex and difficult to prove. It’s important that you work with an experienced Wheaton birth injury lawyer, like the ones at Portner & Shure, P.A. An attorney who understands how these claims work—and how to take on medical insurance providers and their defense attorneys—can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Contact Portner & Shure, P.A. today for a free, confidential consultation: (240) 233-2801.

Common Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can occur to the child or the mother during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Often, they are the result of a doctor or health care professional’s negligence, though some birth injuries are truly accidents. In order to bring a claim, you will need to prove that your child’s birth injury was caused by a medical provider’s failure to uphold the standard of care.

Common birth errors include:

  • Failure to perform a caesarian section (C-section)
  • Inappropriate delivery techniques
  • Vacuum extractor/forceps errors
  • Failure to monitor signs of fetal distress
  • Improper prenatal care

These and other mistakes can lead to a range of birth injuries, including but not limited

  • Birth asphyxia
  • Hypoxia/anoxia
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Facial paralysis
  • Fractures
  • Placental abruption
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Maternal hemorrhaging
  • Maternal or infant death

Why You Need a Birth Injury Attorney

Like other types of medical malpractice claims, it is not enough to simply prove that your child suffered a birth injury. In order to recover compensation, you will also need to prove that a medical professional was negligent and that he or she did not provide the acceptable standard of care. In order to prove this, it is often necessary to obtain testimony from another medical professional who is qualified to perform the same services as the negligent doctor. This testimony should cover the acceptable standard of care and how it was breached. You will also need to prove that it was the breach of the standard of care that led to your child’s injuries.

In short, birth injury claims are factually and legally complex. It is absolutely critical that you work with an attorney who can investigate your claim, gather supporting evidence, and aggressively represent you against the insurance company’s legal team.

Contact Portner & Shure, P.A. Today

Our firm has been representing victims of medical malpractice, including cases involving birth injuries, in Montgomery County, Maryland for over 30 years. Our Wheaton birth injury attorneys understand the complexities involved in these types of cases and are ready to fight for you and your child. We have earned countless five-star reviews from past clients, demonstrating our commitment to excellence and winning results. We have also earned a reputation among our peers and the legal community for tireless client advocacy and never backing down in the face of a challenge.

Learn how we can help you with your birth injury case; call us at (240) 233-2801 or submit an online contact form today.


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