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Determining Liability in a Birth Injury Case

by | May 27, 2022 | Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Who Can Be Sued If Your Child Sustains an Injury at Birth

Few things are more devastating than knowing that something has caused your child harm. When that harm is the result of malpractice, you deserve answers. Under many circumstances, you can pursue a birth injury claim against a negligent healthcare provider. It is strongly recommended that you consult an attorney as early as possible to protect your child’s rights.

At Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner, & Davey, P.A., we work tirelessly on behalf of infants who have sustained an injury at birth from a negligent doctor, nurse, or hospital. Our lawyers know the lifelong impact that birth injuries can have and the extraordinary financial burden placed on their families. We fight to ensure that all responsible parties are held liable and that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. 

If your child was injured during labor or delivery, contact our office at (410) 685-2022 for a free consultation. 

How to Determine Liability After a Birth Injury

First, if you suspect that your child suffered an injury at birth, the only thing you should worry about is their health and well-being. An experienced birth injury attorney can help determine who can be held legally responsible for the trauma your child suffered during labor and delivery. 

An attorney can conduct an independent investigation into the acts or omissions that resulted in the injury. In many instances, it is a doctor’s failure to diagnose or failure to adequately monitor a fetus that results in unnecessary harm. A delayed or missed diagnosis of fetal distress can have catastrophic results. 

An attorney can review medical records, including the doctor’s notes and orders to determine whether they breached their duty in providing adequate care to you and your child. 

Who Can Be Held Liable for Your Child’s Birth Injury

There may be one or more parties that could be held liable for your child’s birth injury. It is important to name all possible defendants to ensure that you receive the largest possible recovery in your child’s case.

Common parties that may be held liable in a birth injury claim include:

  • Doctors and obstetricians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Specialists
  • Nurses, midwives, and other medical professions
  • The hospital or clinic
  • A pharmaceutical company
  • The manufacturer of a defective medical device

Determining who should be held liable after a birth injury is not always straightforward. With the help of an attorney, you may be able to show that the individual or provider did not provide a reasonable standard of care, resulting in harm to your infant.

Contact Our Office to Discuss Your Birth Injury Claim

If your child sustained a birth injury, contact our office at (410) 685-2022 for a free, no-obligation case consultation. Our trial lawyers have a reputation for successfully taking on the most complex medical malpractice claims. 

We have obtained over $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients and will fight for you and your family. Call now to discuss your case with a member of our legal team. We proudly represent clients in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. 

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