Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice may result in babies born with otherwise avoidable birth injuries. Any error committed by the delivery team – a doctor, midwife, nurse or other healthcare provider – that caused harm to the infant or the mother, may qualify injured parties to file a birth injury lawsuit.

If your child is a victim of medical malpractice, please call the birth injury lawyers at Balkin & Eisbrouch to discuss your legal options. We understand the devastating effects birth injury malpractice can have on your family, and we specialize in seeking justice and financial compensation for your child’s injuries and suffering.

Birth injury lawsuit claims

The medical professionals present throughout labor and delivery are charged with the task of monitoring signals of fetal distress such as:

  •  No oxygen to the fetus (asphyxia)
  • Low oxygen to the fetus (hypoxia)
  • Shoulder dystocia, or a slow and/or difficult labor resulting from the baby’s shoulder getting stuck inside the mother’s body
  • Umbilical cord problems
Doctors are also responsible for proper handling of mothers who labor for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or receive Pitocin (read about pitocin related birth injury) prior to delivery.  Serious birth injuries may result if problems such as these are not treated according to current standards of medical care.  Birth injuries that may occur include:
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Erb’s Palsy / Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Stillbirth

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Seek help from an experienced birth injury lawyer

If your family is facing the emotional and financial hardships associated with medical malpractice, you may wish to file a birth injury lawsuit. Legal action can help your family achieve a sense of justice, while financial compensation may better prepare your child to meet the the staggering emotional and financial costs they have incurred. The attorneys at Balkin & Eisbrouch have more than 40 years of experience litigating birth injury lawsuits, and we do not charge for our legal services unless we recover damages for your child.  Call us today for a free evaluation of your claim.