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Birth Injury

Most of the time, having a new baby is an exciting and uplifting time. But when you are told that your child has suffered from a birth injury, the happiness and elation felt during the birthing experience comes crashing down. Suddenly, you’re wondering if your baby will be okay, how life will be for your child as he or she grows and what you should do next. However, the most important question is, “How did this happen?”


Many hospitals and doctors will write off birth injuries as accidents that simply can’t be avoided during the birthing process. They’ll wave off your concerns of the hospital being at fault, and they’ll do whatever they can to avoid taking any responsibility for the injury that occurred. The truth is, many birth injuries are the fault of the hospital, the nurses or the doctor delivering the baby.


Birth injuries like the following may be the result of the carelessness or negligence of your medical staff.


  • Broken bones and fractures¬†
  • Vacuum injuries
  • Forceps injuries
  • Umbilical cord injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Medication overdose
  • Jaundice
  • Excessive bleeding


If your joyous birthing experience was overshadowed by a birth injury, it’s important that you contact qualified attorneys Shaevitz & Shaevitz. With extensive experience in representing clients and their families who have been the victim of birth injuries, we can increase the chances that you will be adequately compensated.

We’re family, and that’s how we’ll treat you. Contact us today for a free consultation.


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