At Zwillinger Wulkan, our attorneys realize that birth injuries not only have physical and emotional consequences, but also place a financial strain on the child’s family.
When a birth injury is caused by the negligence of a doctor or another healthcare provider, the family may be able to recover compensation for these costs through a birth injury lawsuit.
Our birth injury lawyers have seen families struggle with the costs of providing physical therapy, special schooling, and other care needed for their children.
With more than 20 years of experience handling birth injury claims, our personal injury lawyers can examine your unique situation carefully and deduce whether your doctor took proper care during delivery and the amount of damages that may be owed for your losses.
Frequently Asked Questions
When a child suffers a severe birth injury as a result of medical negligence, the family may be entitled to monetary damages. Damages provide compensation for losses suffered as a result of the medical provider’s negligence. Compensation can cover both monetary losses and intangible losses such as a decreased quality of life.
Damages for the following may be available in a birth injury lawsuit:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Additional healthcare costs (e.g., occupational therapy, counseling, in-home care, special vehicles or equipment, home modifications)
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of society and companionship
- Loss of life’s enjoyment (if your child was injured at birth because of your doctor's negligence)
Due to the complexity of birth injury lawsuits, it is important to hire a skilled medical malpractice attorney. Attorneys at Zwillinger Wulkan have a history of success in representing the parents of children who suffered birth injuries.
While damages vary between cases, our birth injury attorneys have recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for families of newborns harmed during child birth.
Our lawyers realize that raising a child with a birth injury can be expensive, and we seek to lessen your financial burdens by holding negligent parties accountable.
Because birth injuries can be caused by a number of different and often unavoidable factors, it is important to contact an attorney specialized in this area of law. Our birth injury lawyers can examine your medical records to examine diagnostic tests, electronic fetal monitor strips, use of birthing tools, labor, and delivery flow sheets, and additional notes on the pregnancy and delivery.
Our attorneys will also work alongside medical experts when reviewing this information to determine whether medical malpractice partially or completely caused your child’s injury. If our experts believe that the doctor failed to meet the standard of care when delivering your child, a birth injury lawsuit may be viable.