Birth Injury errors
causing Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy, Shoulder Dystocia, Brachial
Plaxus and Brain Injury are responsible for numerous infant and
mother injuries and deaths each year. Birth
defects have also been caused by the drug Accutane. Birth
Defects have also been caused when computer cleanroom workers and
semiconductor chip employees have handled toxic chemicals or solvents.
Hamill Law Offices is committed to the protection of all obstetrical
patients and birth injury victims.
Cerebral Palsy results from deprivation of
oxygen to the brain during or near birth. It is a permanent life
long neurolgical disability that can have disastrous affects on
the child, the mother and the whole family. It is characterized
by uncoordinated muscular movement. Some cases of CP are congenital,
however they can also be caused by physician mistakes during delivery.
Some infants eventually progress to severe mental retardation brain
injury and/or learning disabilities. Today in the US we have
achieved reduced infant mortality rates but not lower incidents
of cerebral palsy.
When Cerebral Palsy is diagnosed,
it is often because the infant suffered asphyxia during the birthing
process. A significant percent of all CP newborns had their umbilical
cord wrapped around their neck, depriving them of oxygenand causing
brain injury. It is very important
therefore to immediately secure the hospital records for evidence
of umbilical chord involvement.
Erb's Palsy is a nerve injury to the shoulder area. The nerves
that control muscles in the shoulder or arm become damaged. These
muscles may be paralyzed temporarily or permanently. Most of the
time Erb's Palsy - or Brachial Plexus - occurs during the birth
delivery process. Many infants with these injuries are large at
birth. Erb's Palsy occurs in 1 out of every 500 births.
We Will Review your Birth Injury case for free
- If we accept your case inquiry, we will give you our opinion
within a short time period. Our office has handled include Birth
injuries caused by the negligent treatment of a young infant
resulting in permanent Brain Injury. One of our clients settled
a birth injury claim for $7,000,000. A Birth Injury injury caused
by a doctors negligence does create a claim for Medical Malpractice.
You pay no fee or costs until we win your case for you
Apnea and Bradycardia
Arnold Chiari Malformation
Autism Birth Injury
Basal Ganglia Damage
Birth Injury Malpractice
Cerebral Palsy Malpractice
Hydrocephalus Brain Damage
Hyperbilirubinemia and Jaundice
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Preeclampsia and Toxemia
Please note that there are strict Time
Limits for bringing a Medical Malpractice case in Massachusetts.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Birth related injury, please
contact us right away for a free