Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury

Injuries sustained during birth have a significant impact. They can change the course of a newborn’s life, as well as the life of the mother and father. 

Although it may feel overwhelming to face legal action during this difficult time, you should receive compensation for the injuries and suffering this has caused. If a doctor and their staff took certain actions, or neglected to take certain actions, causing a birth injury that was otherwise preventable, you likely have a valid medical malpractice case. 

Grover Lewis Johnson wants to help you win your case so that you can receive the finances needed for your child’s ongoing care. We’ll guide you through the legal process so that you can focus on what matters most — taking care of your family.

How We Can Help

Reach out to us to learn whether you have a case. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay us any fees unless we win your case. Learn how our Medical Malpractice Team can help through a free consultation.

When you work with us, you have our full attention. We take a genuine interest in your case, we listen, understand your objectives, and exceed your expectations.

As we learn about your situation, we’ll apply our knowledge and experience with medical malpractice laws to build a fearless case, involving thorough research and honest recommendations. We use our bold and respected reputation, as well as a genuine interest in your situation, to build a case that gets you the best possible results. Although it doesn’t reverse the birth injury that you’ve had to experience, we are on your side to get the compensation you deserve.

With a proven track record of leading numerous successful trials, including cases involving multiple millions of dollars, Grover Lewis Johnson’s Medical Malpractice Team is made up of the best and the brightest legal minds. Leverage our reputation, honesty, and efficiency to help you win your birth injury case.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are common birth injuries?

Birth injuries are a result of healthcare negligence that occurs during the labor and delivery timeframe. A birth injury can cause very significant and lifelong health problems, including physical disability, development delays, and learning difficulties for the child.

Birth injury also includes damages to a mother during the birthing process.

Common birth injuries include the following conditions that can have lasting effects on the health of a newborn:

  • Infections
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Facial paralysis
  • Developmental delays
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Seizures
  • Death

What are examples of negligence in a birth injury case?

Negligence leading to a birth injury can stem from several types of actions and decisions by healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, and technicians.

In many situations, healthcare providers are rushed for time and miss important monitoring data. Often, during labor and the delivery process, mother and baby are monitored electronically, and unfortunately many times this monitoring information is ignored or misinterpreted.

Negligence can include both neglecting to do something and actively deciding to do something but taking action incorrectly.

For example, a doctor and nurses may not monitor and appropriately react to a mother’s spike in blood pressure, leading to preeclampsia. In another case, a doctor may incorrectly assert the decision to deliver a baby prematurely. In both cases, if these actions lead to birth injuries for the baby and significant damages, there may be a birth injury case.