Injuries to children are devastating events. A birth injury to a newborn is catastrophic because the child is so young and the medical needs are so great. Additionally, parents and the family must shoulder the financial and emotional burdens which can be overwhelming.
For many years, we have been vigilant in representing the injured and their families. The Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates has achieved million-dollar recoveries for accident deaths and injuries. Our birth injury accident attorney has been given the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. We have been recognized in the legal community for our accomplishments and this is testament to the fact that fellow lawyers and judges rank us at the highest level of professional excellence.
Common Birth Injuries
Injuries to a newborn child from birth defects may be the result of medical malpractice and could have been entirely preventable. Cerebral and Erb’s Palsy are two of the most common and devastating results of malpractice during delivery and each can last an entire lifetime. Cerebral palsy may be classified by the type of movement problem (such as spastic or athetoid cerebral palsy) or by the body parts involved (hemiplegia, diplegia, and quadriplegia). Spastically refers to the inability of a muscle to relax, while athetosis refers to an inability to control the movement of a muscle. Infants who at first are hypotonic wherein they are very floppy may later develop spastically. Hemiplegia is cerebral palsy that involves one arm and one leg on the same side of the body, whereas with diplegia the primary involvement is both legs. Quadriplegia refers to a pattern involving all four extremities as well as trunk and neck muscles. Erbs Palsy—(brachial plexus palsy) is a form of paralysis that affects the arm, shoulder and hand. This can occur during the delivery when the nerves that connect a baby’s arm, shoulder and hand to the spinal cord are damaged.
If your loved one has been injured at birth, contact The Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates for a free consultation.
If you have a child with severe complications from birth, you need the best legal advice. By hiring qualified medical experts, the Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates can determine if you’ve been the victim of sub-standard prenatal care or an improper delivery. The hiring of a board certified lawyer is crucial and by hiring the Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates you will have a board certified attorney on your side.
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Experience and knowledge are key elements in winning your case. The Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates has the experience, training and knowledge to win. If you have been seriously injured as the result of a birth injury accident, the Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering the highest compensation. The sooner you call, the faster we can help you get compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.