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Birth Injury

DC, Maryland, & Virginia Birth Injury Attorneys

Birth injuries Washington DC unfortunately sees so often may require a lawyer to help. A “birth injury” is defined as any damage done to the tissues and organs of a child as the result of the complications during childbirth. These birth injuries can also be the result of a poor decision made by a doctor or other health care provider during delivery. Some of these poor decision include:

  • Failing to detect an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck
  • Unreasonable delay in performing an emergency Caesarean section
  • Misdiagnosis of specific conditions during pregnancy
  • Misuse use of medical tools
  • Failing to monitor oxygen

Often injuries during birth cause life long disabilities, both mental and physical, that can have profound impacts on the families who have to care for the child. A birth injury lawyer or the personal injury lawyers Washington DC trusts may be able to help in these cases, fighting alongside families that have suffered from the consequences of a birth injury.

Birth injury is a form of medical malpractice, so doctor negligence needs to be proved in order to make a claim. Doctors make tough judgement calls every day and, unfortunately, a doctor does not hold liability for every bad outcome that occurs on his or her watch. This is one of the reasons that birth injury cases, like all medical malpractice cases can be so difficult. These cases require proof that the doctor made a mistake that another doctor in the same situation would not have made. A birth injury lawyer can help in evaluating if you have a case against a doctor. Figuring out if you have a case alone can be a challenge, especially because in most birth injury cases the hospital will do anything they can to prove that the mistake that caused a birth injury is excusable.

It is not uncommon for a birth injury to result in a life-long disability for the child. These disabilities often mean increased medical expenses for rehabilitation, special care and special equipment for the child, and caring for a child with a disability can be mentally taxing for family members as well. There is where a birth injury lawyer may be able to help in finding the facts to see that you receive adequate compensation for something that will permanently affect the life of the child and the family.

If your child has suffered from an injury caused at birth, the experienced attorneys at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. are here to help you. Our team of caring lawyers have decades of experience litigating birth injury and other medical malpractice cases. We know that these large, complex, and often difficult cases are built on facts — facts that prove a doctor or other health care provider has violated the standard of care. If your child has suffered an injury during birth that has caused any temporary or permanent damage, do not hesitate to reach out to contact us and we will set you up with a dedicated birth injury lawyer on our team who who will be able to take on the tough fights against insurance companies, hospitals, and negligent treatment providers to help you get the resources you need to cover the years of special treatment for your injured child.

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