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Birth Injuries

  • The miracle of having a baby can also be a time of real danger.
  • Understanding whether birth injuries were caused by malpractice demands the skills of a legal specialist.
  • If you suspect that your child may have been injured by improper medical care, we would be happy to talk with you about your case.

Medical mistakes that deprive a baby of oxygen can cause permanent brain damage, creating a lifetime of special needs for the child. Traumatic delivery can injure a child’s nerves, muscles and bones causing severe disability. Improper care in the hours and days after delivery can allow dangerous conditions to progress to permanent injury.

Successfully proving that birth injuries were caused by malpractice demands the skills of a legal specialist. The attorneys in our firm have successfully handled these types of cases for nearly thirty years. We have the expertise to prove when a birth injury was caused by malpractice and to defeat the arguments put forward by the doctors and nurses responsible. Just as important, we have the knowledge and experience to set up the sophisticated trusts and other financial arrangements to provide a lifetime of medical and economic security for an injured child and his or her family.

Sometimes the tragic consequences of birth injury are obvious. But other times a parent desperately hoping that everything is fine may overlook the relationship between events at birth and the condition of their child. Bone fractures, nerve injuries, epilepsy, seizures, attention deficit disorders, milestone delays, motor deficits, personality changes, incessant crying or aggressive behavior can all result from medical mistakes in the management of labor and delivery.

Our firm has a long track record of helping people deal with the crushing burdens of permanent birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, brachial plexus nerve paralysis, hip dysplasia, and damage to virtually all other major organ systems. We are thankful for the opportunity to have helped many parents who had the courage to confront the painful reality that their child was injured during pregnancy, at birth or thereafter by improper medical care. It is deeply satisfying for us to know those children have financial security for the rest of their lives in spite of their disabilities.

Not all birth injuries and childhood disabilities result from malpractice. However, if you suspect that your child may have been injured by improper medical care, we would be happy to talk with you about your case. We invite you to look at the Results section of our website for examples of the Montana birth injury settlement cases we have made for children and families who were the victims of avoidable birth injuries.


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