Birth Injuries

Dealing with a case that is intimate as one that deals with complications at birth can be delicate. Often times, these cases can involve a lot of fervor and you may not be sure what the next step is in this complicated process. As always when making a claim for damages due to someone else's negligence, it's important to have an experienced personal injury attorney there to guide you through a convoluted and upsetting time. There is a myriad of birth related tort claims which may be pursued. One that has experienced any of the following birth injuries should immediately consult a reputable law firm to organize future action. These common birth injuries read as follows:

  1. the wrongful death of the mother
  2. the wrongful death of the child
  3. the wrongful birth of the child
  4. bone fractures
  5. fetal distress
  6. hypoxia
  7. uterine ruptures
  8. preeclampsia
  9. erb's palsy
  10. c-section mistakes
  11. cerebral palsy
  12. Bells palsy (facial palsy)

Gelb & Gelb, P.C. has a trusted network of physicians who may assist in reviewing the medical records of those involved to determine whether "within a reasonable degree of medical certainty" there was a mistake that caused the injury. Although the cost and time involved in pursuing these types of claims is considerable, the damages are often catastrophic, and the plaintiff may be entitled to financial compensation. While this may not even begin to fix what may be irreversible damage, and while this damage may be unquantifiable, we intend to recover for you the monetary equivalent to your pain and suffering. Something we take into account when negotiating your recovery, which is often overlooked, is that, often times, a serious birth injury will render an infant unable to care for him/herself. This translates to a great deal of expensive personal care that the injured party will require. So, when you receive your recovery in the case of a lifelong injury, you'll be compensated for those costs as well as the pain and suffering that is involved. 

Get Help

You deserve to be addressed by a competent, experienced birth injury lawyer. It's imperative that you call to discuss your case with an experienced attorney to discuss your options. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia attorney Roger Gelb and his firm have represented over 10,000 clients and have recovered in excess of $100,000,000.00 (one hundred millions dollars) since its founding in 1954. If you think you may have a case or have any questions, please contact us for a free consultation.