Baltimore Birth Trauma Lawyer
Birth trauma can be defined as damage that occurs as a result of physical pressure during the birthing process, especially as the baby is transiting through the birth canal. Doctors can cause head injuries, nerve injuries or fractures by negligently applying too much force when guiding the baby through the birth canal manually or with the assistance of forceps or a vacuum extractor. Depending on the nature and severity and injury, it could heal on its own, require surgery or other medical interventions, or leave the child with a permanent disability. Birth trauma can be fatal as well.
The Baltimore birth trauma lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman have over 150 years of combined experience representing birth trauma victims who were harmed by medical negligence during the birthing process. If your child suffered an injury during birth, you need to know whether the injury was unavoidable or happened because the doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers were not doing their jobs like they were supposed to. We can help you figure out what happened and build a strong case proving malpractice when it occurred.
Medical treatment for a birth injury can be expensive, and you deserve to be compensated for the additional costs you’ll have to endure and the other legal damages you’ll encounter. Our team at WVFK&N is committed to getting significant results for birth trauma victims and their families by holding responsible parties accountable for the harm they’ve inflicted.
Our attorneys handle any type of birth trauma caused by medical negligence in a Baltimore hospital or medical center, including:
- Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain Injury From Forceps
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Spine Over-Stretching
- Vacuum Extraction Injury
How Do You Prove a Birth Trauma Was Caused by Medical Malpractice?
Proving a medical malpractice birth trauma case involves many steps, and doctors, hospitals, and their attorneys and insurance companies can fight the case at every stage, claiming that the injury was unavoidable and not due to medical error. When this is not the case, our lawyers go to great lengths to prove every element of the medical malpractice case, including:
- The existence of a doctor-patient relationship
- Negligence on behalf of the doctor, nurse, or other medical professional
- The injury was caused by the medical professional’s negligence
- The damages suffered by the victim and family
Maryland medical malpractice law also requires the plaintiff’s lawyer to file a certificate of a qualified medical expert before initiating a lawsuit. This certificate is a sworn statement declaring that the expert has reviewed the claim and believes that the standards of care were departed from and that this departure is what caused the injury. Because this certificate is required at the outset of the case, it means that the attorney has to put in a great deal of time and effort establishing a good faith and reasonable belief that malpractice did in fact occur. Not every lawyer or law firm has the resources or the desire to put in this much effort before a complaint can ever be filed, and the law has its desired effect of protecting doctors and hospitals by discouraging malpractice lawsuits.
When it comes to medical malpractice cases, our law firm has been a leader in the number and size of verdicts and settlements we’ve achieved for birth trauma victims and their families. When we file a complaint, the hospitals and medical providers know that we’ve done our homework and we mean business. Our reputation helps us secure meaningful settlements that truly improve our clients’ lives, and we live up to and extend that reputation with every case we take.
Contact Our Baltimore Birth Trauma Injury Lawyers Today
If your child suffered a birth trauma due to a doctor’s negligence in a Baltimore hospital or medical center, call Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman at 410-998-3600 for a free consultation. We’re here for you to make sure you get the care and compensation your child needs after being harmed by medical malpractice.