Maryland birth injury attorneys can help families deal with the consequences of an injury to a newborn. In certain instances, the law provides remedies that parents may use to seek financial compensation against those responsible for medical care of their child.
The law firm of Snyder and Snyder has many years of experience helping families pursue their legal options; we have won many awards for our clients – including a $150 million judgment against Exxon Mobil.
Erb’s Palsy – When the shoulder and head are pulled in contrary directions, the braxial nerve may be damaged. The resulting condition is called erb’s palsy. The child will suffer from arm and shoulder weakness as well as a limited range of motion.
In many children, the condition clears up without treatment after six months. However, there are cases which last longer and require medical intervention.
Cerebral Palsy – Damage to the cerebrum, which controls motor and other essential body functions, results in cerebral palsy. It can be caused by negligence or malpractice during labor and delivery.
Umbilical Cord Injuries – Improper delivery can cause a child to be harmed or killed by the umbilical cord. It can become wrapped around the newborn’s neck and cause death by strangulation. If death does not occur, brain damage from lack of oxygen is often the consequence.
*Medical Expenses/Future medical care and treatment
*Loss of Future Earnings
*Pain and Suffering
Baltimore birth injury lawyers have one mission: pursue your rights and the rights of your child aggressively. The litigation team of Snyder and Snyder will fight for the highest compensation for your child. Call for a consultation today.