The birth of a child should be a time of celebration. Sadly, for parents who learn their child has suffered a serious injury during birth one that could have been prevented with the appropriate medical care this news is devastating. Making matters worse, babies that suffer birth injuries sometimes require lifelong medical care, putting a tremendous financial and emotional strain on families.
Birth injuries are not uncommon, occurring in approximately 6-8 of every 1,000 births in the United States, or roughly 28,000 per year. Many of these injuries happen when doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals make avoidable mistakes. For example, the birth team might fail to recognize signs of fetal distress or a nurse might administer the wrong drug to the mother during labor.
Berman & Simmons won the first verdict in a birth injury case in Maine. Since then, we have handled dozens of cases involving birth injuries to children caused by medical negligence. Our birth injury lawyers have a deep understanding of the medicine and relevant laws in these cases and we are consistently named as the top law firm in the state for this area of the law.