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Washington DC Birth Injury Attorney

Med Mal Lawyer Qualified in Both Legal & Medical Areas

Although birth is viewed as a routine procedure for obstetricians these days, child delivery can still be a complex and dangerous process. While some birth injuries can be minor, others are severe and may cause a lifetime of medical challenges and medical expenses. The question is whether the injury was caused by negligence or error made by the doctor, nurse, pediatrician, neonatologist, or other healthcare provider.

Any number of occurrences can result in an serious or even fatal injury to either mother or child, including the following:

  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Trauma caused by instruments
  • Medication dosage errors
  • Improper delivery method
  • Nerve or spinal damage
  • Infections
  • Diagnostic errors

If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, contact our Washington DC birth injury lawyers right away. We can fight for the rights of you and your family.

Types of Birth Injuries

Such errors do not just happen. Mistakes and misjudgment by doctors and other medical staff can cause avoidable injuries. The following are just some of the injuries that may necessitate medical care for mother and child, cause them pain and suffering, and forever alter their lives:

  • Paralysis
  • Brain damage
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Meningitis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Klumpke's palsy
  • Horner's syndrome
  • Horner's syndrome
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cranial nerve trauma

Many of these injuries can occur when a physician places undo strain on the neck, head, shoulders, or raised arms of a baby during delivery.

The Compensation We Can Recover for You

The effects of birth injuries are often irreversible and can forever deprive a child of the chance to live a normal life. In many cases, injuries can necessitate a number of costly and emotionally distressing things. When you choose to entrust your case to our team, we can pursue compensation for the following:

  • Lifelong medical care
  • Future ability to work and earn a living
  • Lost wages
  • Long-term physical pain
  • Emotional suffering

Under the law, a negligent doctor or hospital is responsible for these expenses.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Washington, DC

When birth injuries occur, doctors and hospitals are often evasive. It takes an aggressive birth injury law firm to force medical professionals and institutions to take responsibility for their mistakes. The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates has been bringing both legal and medical expertise to bear on negligent doctors and hospitals in the DC-Baltimore metro areas for over 20 years. Our Washington DC birth injury lawyer can evaluate your case and determine if you or your child could be entitled to compensation.

To discuss your birth injury case with Dr. Wilson, call our firm today, Our Washington DC birth injury lawyer is here for you.

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