The Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyers at Simeone & Miller, LLP have a long history of successful settlements in birth injury cases. An injury at birth is one of the most tragic and life-changing events, yet the pain and suffering it causes can be eased by compensation for the full consequences of the injury and its long-term effects. If you need a compassionate birth injury lawyer to guide you through the claims process, you are in the right place. Contact us today.
In these highly complex medical malpractice cases, it can be difficult to achieve a favorable outcome without the help of an experienced Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyer who has the knowledge and resources necessary to pursue your case to a successful resolution. Too much is at stake. Fortunately, Simeone & Miller, LLP is here to help.
If your doctor mishandled your prenatal care, labor, or delivery, your child may be facing a serious medical condition with physical and mental disabilities that may affect them for the rest of their lives.
Some of the most common birth injuries we’ve represented include:
We also fight for infants who’ve sustained brachial plexus injuries during childbirth.
If you believe that your child’s injuries were caused by the negligence of your doctor, obstetrician, gynecologist, nurse, or surgeon, you should discuss your options with a birth injury lawyer in Washington, D.C. as soon as possible.
Some of the most common causes of birth injuries include:
In order to protect an unborn child from harm, doctors must be able to recognize potential danger and act quickly to prevent it. In many cases, cesarean sections (C-sections) are the answer. However, failing to perform a timely C-section can have devastating consequences. If your child sustained a birth injury because your doctor failed to perform an emergency C-section, or waited too long to perform it, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit.
Failing to perform a medically necessary C-section is a serious error that can have long-lasting consequences, but liability is rarely black and white. While it may seem as though the attending doctor holds sole responsibility, the details of your case may show that other parties – such as the hospital or nursing staff – were also responsible for your child’s birth injury. In most cases, the responsible parties will include your doctor, the hospital, or both.
Situations where a C-section may be necessary:
If a physician fails to schedule a necessary C-section or fails to act quickly in a dangerous situation, the child may suffer devastating complications. In extremely severe cases, a delay can lead to wrongful infant death.
Nobody wants to see their child in pain, especially if their injury or illness is permanent or long-lasting. If your child was harmed, you might not be sure how to handle the situation. The best thing you can do after a traumatic birth experience is to arm yourself with information, investigate the circumstances, and seek legal help.
What to do if your child has suffered a potential birth injury:
Each state has different rules and deadlines for birth injury cases, which is why you should contact a Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyer at Simeone & Miller, LLP as soon as possible. When you contact our office for your free initial consultation, we can help you determine if you have grounds to pursue a case and, if so, how best to do so.
The single most important thing you can do after your child is injured is to contact a D.C. birth injury lawyer. Waiting could lessen your chances of a successful outcome. Do not follow the advice of healthcare providers who suggest that you “wait and see.” Act now to receive the aggressive legal representation you and your child deserve. At Simeone & Miller, we develop strong cases on the basis of medical facts and realistic economic factors.