Birth injuries are devastating and upend everything about a family’s life. The attorneys of Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin have extensive experience helping families of children who are injured at birth.
Birth injury can range from physical damage such as a brachial plexus injury (a shoulder injury caused when a doctor attempts to forcibly extract the baby), to brain injury caused by head trauma or restriction of blood flow to the brain (often diagnosed as cerebral palsy or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy). Birth injuries can also be caused by deprivation of oxygen in the resuscitation period immediately following birth.
The most important aspect of a birth injury lawsuit involves projecting the future care needs of the injured child and his or her family. We work with skilled experts in obstetrics, pediatric neurology, neuropsychiatry, gastroenterology, surgery, nursing, life care planning, economics, and other specialized areas to forecast a comprehensive care plan that will adequately compensate the family and give them peace of mind that the child will be sufficiently cared for.
If your child has sustained a birth injury, we can help determine whether it was the result of improper medical care. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling these cases, and are adept at gaining compensation to help families of injured children.