Birth Injury Lawsuits

The birth of a child should be one of the happiest days of the parents’ lives. It is therefore heartbreaking whenever an unforeseeable complication arises. If the negligence of a medical professional needlessly harms a newborn, the parents should not hesitate to seek justice. The newborn’s parents may be faced with decades of ongoing costs, including:

  • Medications and supplies
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Treatment by specialists
  • In-home or institutional care
  • Loss of income (when a parent sacrifices a career to care for a child)

Birth Injury = Medical Malpractice

Personal injury law protects parents and newborns from having to suffer alone. If a newborn—or mother—has sustained injuries from improper handling of the pregnancy and/or birth by medical professionals, parents may become claimants in a malpractice claim.

Who Do You Sue?

A personal injury attorney would begin by thoroughly investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the pregnancy, the birth, and the treatment provided. Birth injury lawsuits may be filed against:

  • Obstetricians
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Caregivers
  • Medical facilities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical device manufacturers

Awards and Damages

A judge may award damages to pay for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Damages may go directly to the child and be awarded as a trust. Depending on the severity of the birth injury, the judge may also take into account the child’s loss of future earning capacity to determine the amount awarded.

Birth Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one suffered a childbirth injury, or your child suffered a birth injury, our team of experienced lawyers may be able to help you through a birth injury lawsuit. John Hensley and his team of lawyers believe in dedication, hard work, and commitment. We provide legal representation to all people, regardless of income.

“If you ever need me, I will do everything I can to help you.” - John Hensley