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Washington DC Birth Injury Attorney

Med Mal Lawyer Who Is Qualified in Both Legal & Medical Areas

While you might expect birth is 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. Not all birth injuries result from medical errors or negligence, however. The question is whether the injury was caused by negligence or error made by the obstetrician, nurse, pediatrician, neonatologist, or other healthcare provider.

Any number of occurrences can result in an unfortunate 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 physicians and other medical staff can cause otherwise avoidable injuries. The following are just some of the injuries that may necessitate protracted 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

Prolonged or difficult delivery can also cause various types of partial paralysis, including Klumpke paralysis, Horner syndrome, Erb’s palsy, and other brachial plexus injuries. These injuries can occur when a physician places undo strain on the neck, head, shoulders, or raised arms of a baby during delivery.

When such 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. A birth injury lawyer in our Washington, DC office can evaluate your case and determine if you or your child could be entitled to compensation.

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. These injuries can necessitate a nyumber of costly and emotionally distressing things. That is why our legal team fights for the following damages on behalf of our clients:

  • 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. Birth injury attorneys are often able to recover substantial settlements and judgments on behalf of their clients. These awards may help offset past and future medical expenses, future lost wages, pain and suffering.

Contact Michael M. Wilson, Medical Malpractice Attorney in Washington, DC

Having a medical malpractice lawyer who is also a physician can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. For a free initial consultation with Dr. Wilson, call him at (202) 684-2889 or contact him online. Located in Washington, D.C., the practice regularly assists clients in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, including Maryland and Virginia, and throughout the United States. Common areas that we serve include Maryland, Montgomery County, Baltimore County, Prince George's County, and Baltimore City.

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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