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Birth Injuries

At The Stein Law Group, PLLC, we understand that a trauma suffered by a newborn or fetus before, during, or immediately following labor and delivery can have devastating results. We represent babies and their parents who are affected by birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy, and brain damage. Contact The Stein Law Group, PLLC today to discuss your specific concerns. The following is general information about birth injuries.

Birth Injuries - An Overview

The birth of a child is often the most joyous time in a parent's life, and thankfully most child deliveries go as smoothly as expected, with any difficulties successfully overcome. Unfortunately, complications can arise during both pregnancy and delivery and these problems may result in temporary or permanent injury to the baby. In situations such as these where the harm was avoidable, it is important that the legal rights of both baby and parent are fully safeguarded.  Not all birth defects (or injuries) can be prevented, but a woman can take some actions that increase her chance of having a healthy baby. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

Responsible Parties

Medical malpractice liability arising from birth defects (or injuries) is not limited to medical doctors/obstetricians. Liability can extend to nurses, health care facilities, and others providing health care services to you or your baby. The following will provide you with some information about the liability of potentially responsible parties in a claim for birth defects (or injuries). If your child was injured at birth, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in birth injury litigation can help you learn what your rights are.

Prescription Medications

If you or a loved one is pregnant and taking (or thinking about taking) prescription medication, one of the best ways to make sure that use of the drug will not result in a birth defect (or injury) to your baby is to understand the prescription process, and prescriptions themselves. Prescription medications are helpful and often necessary, but they can also be confusing, dangerous, and expensive. If your child was injured at birth, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in birth injury litigation and medical drug liability can help you learn what your rights are.

Cerebral Palsy & Erb's Palsy

Some of the most common birth defects (or injuries) are two very different conditions known as cerebral palsy and Erb's (or brachial) palsy. Cerebral and Erb's palsy are often the result of complications during child delivery itself, though cerebral palsy can sometimes occur before or some time after delivery. If your child was injured at birth, consult with The Stein Law Group, PLLC to learn your rights regarding compensation. A lawyer experienced in birth injury litigation can help you learn what your rights are.