If you are the parents of a baby injured at birth, you have experienced heartache like no other. You expected to be basking in the joy of bonding with your healthy newborn baby. Instead, you have found yourself in a nightmare of crushing sorrow, overwhelming emotions, and a sense of helplessness. You have questions that remain unanswered: Why did this happen? How did this happen? Could this have been avoided? You need answers about what happened and justice for your child. At SGB, we’re here to listen. We’re here to help.
We can help you with these types of birth injury cases.
- Brachial plexus injury
- Brain cooling
- Brain injury
- Chemical birth defects
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
- Erb’s palsy
- Excessive Pitocin
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (“HIE”)
- Paraplegia & quadriplegia
- Shoulder dystocia
- Spinal cord injury
- Visual cortical impairment (“VCI”) or “cortical blindness”
- “Watershed” injury
SGB birth injury lawyers have helped injured babies for decades.
Birth injuries are among the most tragic injuries suffered by Washington residents. They are also among the most preventable injuries. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, midwives, and obstetricians all owe a duty of care to each mother and child they bring into their delivery room. When their work is subpar and falls below the standards their profession requires of them, mothers, babies, and families can be damaged forever.
How do I know if my baby suffered a birth injury?
It can be very difficult to determine whether your baby has suffered a birth injury. It can take months or years to detect an injury, and parents are often left in the dark by doctors and hospitals when something went wrong during the labor and delivery process. If your baby is not meeting common milestones of development or has significant delays, you may consider asking a pediatrician or another specialist about testing for birth injuries. If your child was injured during the birth process, the SGB birth injury team can help you determine whether the birth injury was the result of medical malpractice and, if it was, help you seek compensation for the injuries to your baby.
- $17 million verdict in an out-of-state birth injury/hypoglycemia case. Infant left in a permanent vegetative state after a failure to diagnose neonatal hypoglycemia.
- $2.7 million verdict in a birth injury/shoulder dystocia (entrapment in birth canal) case. Infant has a permanently partially disabled arm.
- $3.4 million verdict in a birth injury/neonatal resuscitation case. Infant suffers from some developmental delay and walking disabilities caused by failure to properly resuscitate following a difficult labor.
- $1.7 million verdict/settlement in a birth injury/delayed delivery case. Child suffers from cognitive disabilities.
- $1.5 million settlement for failure to perform a C-section to deliver a baby showing clear signs of fetal distress.
- $600,000 for failure to diagnose and treat intrauterine infection, leading to death of baby.
- $1.5 million settlement for birth injury causing permanent impairment of vision resulting from failure to timely transfer care from midwife to hospital.
DISCLAIMER: This is the fine print, but our fine print is regular size and in clear language. These client quotes and settlement/verdict figures are examples of the results we have obtained for others. Their cases were different from yours, so your result is sure to be different. We post these results for you to see that we have a track record of hard work, client service, and trial success. We won’t guarantee the results of your case, but we will guarantee to bring the same passion, skill, and experience when we fight for you.