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Maryland Birth Injury Lawyer

When children are injured by obstetrical and neonatal malpractice, it can result in some of the most emotionally and financially devastating injuries imaginable. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy or another significant injury as a result of an improperly managed pregnancy, labor, and delivery, or in the newborn period, you are likely overwhelmed and need help.

You need help providing the best possible care and therapies for your child, you are weighed down by medical bills, and you need help caring for your child on a daily basis so that you can attempt to return to work and continue providing for your family. In order to meet the needs of both you and your child, you need an aggressive and competent attorney who will fight for your child’s rights, and to help to secure their financial future.

Bowers Law may be able to help you through this difficult time. Please click here to contact our Elkton child injury attorneys for a free case evam.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider acts negligently, which is called “a breach in the standard of care.” The “standard of care” is what a reasonably competent healthcare provider, with similar training and experience, would do under the same or similar circumstances. In the setting of a birth injury, the healthcare provider who breached the standards of care may be an obstetrician, a midwife, a nurse, a hospital, a pediatrician, or a neonatologist (doctors who care for newborns). When a healthcare care provider breaches the “standard of care,” and that negligence causes injury to a child, the elements of a medical malpractice claim have been met.

What Types of Birth Injury Cases Do We Handle?

Negligence during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, or in the newborn period can result in many different injuries to mother and child. While the scenarios in which a possible birth injuries cases may arise are endless, here are a few examples of the more common cases that we see:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Intrauterine and fetal death
  • Death during the newborn period
  • Chorioamnionitis and maternal infection
  • Maternal death
  • Erb’s Palsy, Klumke’s Palsy and brachial plexus injuries
  • Birth fractures

We can help you with all types of birth injury cases. If your child suffered an injury at birth, regardless of what you believe to be the cause of the injury, call the child injury lawyers at Bowers Law today to discuss your case.

What Damages Can I Recover For My Child?

Financial burdens and overwhelming stress are simple facts of life for parents who are caring for a child with disabilities. Like any parent, you want the best possible care for your child, and you want to provide your injured child with all of the opportunities he or she deserves to live the happiest, healthiest life possible, despite their disabilities. Some damages that may be available to you and your child are:

  • Past, current and future pain and suffering
  • Past, current and future medical expenses
  • Past, current and future medical expenses
  • Future lost wages/loss of earning capacity
  • Attendant care to keep your child safe and allow you to return to work

Contact Our MD Birth Injury Attorneys

Please call our birth injury attorneys handling these lawsuits throughout Maryland. All case evals are free and they charge no fees if they do not win for you.

With offices in Baltimore, Cecil County & Harford County we help those in the Aberdeen, Abingdon, Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Bel Air North, Bel Air South, Belcamp, Berlin, Cambridge, Catonsville, Cherry Hill, Chestertown, Churchville, Cockeysville, Denton, Dundalk, Earleville, Easton, Edgewood, Elkton, Ellicott City, Essex, Fallston, Forest Hill, Frederick, Hagerstown, Jarrettsville, Joppa, La Plata, Leonardtown, North East, Oakland, Perryville, Pikesville, Prince Frederick, Randallstown, Reistertown, Rising Sun, Rockville, Salisbury, Snow Hill, Towson & Upper Marlboro, MD areas.

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