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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

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

Birth Injuries

Angelman Syndrome
Apgar Score
Apnea and Bradycardia
Arnold Chiari Malformation
Autism Birth Injury
Basal Ganglia Damage
Birth Asphyxia
Birth Injury Malpractice
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Malpractice
Forceps Delivery
Hydrocephalus Brain Damage
Hyperbilirubinemia and Jaundice
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Metabolic Acidosis
Periventricular Leukomalacia
Preeclampsia and Toxemia
Shoulder Dystocia

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 case evaluation.

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