Birth Injury Attorneys
Serving Maryland, Washington, D.C. & Virginia
Every healthcare professional has a duty to provide a standard level of care. This is particularly important when it comes to pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Your obstetrician, nurses, and anesthesiologist need to take care to provide an acceptable level of treatment while keeping you informed so you can make the right choices about your care. Any errors, acts of negligence, or instances of wrongdoing that result in substandard care can have disastrous effects for you and your baby.
If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, if you had a difficult delivery and now your child is exhibiting signs of developmental delays, or if your child suffered physical trauma during birth, now is the time to talk to the skilled birth injury lawyers at Portner & Shure. We serve all of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and can determine whether you have a case. Your child may require a considerable amount of care and ongoing support – and we are here to pursue the compensation to provide for this.
Call (855) 954-4141 for a free, confidential consultation. We have the answers you need. We also offer our services in multiple languages, including Spanish, Korean, and Chinese, to better serve you.
What Is a Birth Injury?
Generally speaking, a birth injury may be described as any injury sustained by mother or baby during labor or delivery, or just after delivery. The fact that a birth injury occurred does not necessarily mean that malpractice was its cause. Some complications arise that even the most diligent and experienced doctor could not predict nor manage, and it is therefore important to distinguish between standard and substandard care.
As birth injury attorneys with extensive experience in this complex field, we can identify true medical errors that cause preventable injuries. We take on cases involving:
- Delayed C-sections
- C-section errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Fetal monitoring errors or negligence
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Mismanagement of shoulder dystocia
- Mismanagement or failure to respond to childbirth complications
- Failure to recommend C-section in high-risk delivery
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractor
- Failure to diagnose and treat severe jaundice
- Medication errors
If your doctor did not provide standard care and this caused you or your child harm, we can get to the bottom of it and determine how to prove fault. This will help us recover fair, complete compensation for your child – for his or her lifelong care.
For experienced and compassionate birth injury help in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C., call us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.