Birth Trauma Injury Lawyers Serving Massachusetts And Vermont

The vast majority of births occur without incident, but injuries arising from human negligence during birth do happen occasionally. When they do, it is important to have an experienced Berkshire or Bennington County birth injury attorney on your side to help you understand your rights.

At the law firm of Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, we have the knowledge and experience to help you receive compensation for an avoidable injury suffered by your child during the delivery process. If your child was injured during birth, please call us at 413-358-4652 in North Adams, Springfield and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, or 802-681-4729 in Vermont for a free initial consultation. You may also contact a birth injury lawyer online.

Examples Of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries run the spectrum of severity and type. Some will heal in the first few months after birth, while others may be permanent, requiring lifelong care. In either case, many birth injuries result from the treating doctor's failure to respond to or assess the conditions and complications of a woman's pregnancy or delivery. When a fetus is in distress, it is often suffering from deprivation of blood and oxygen, and prompt delivery, by caesarean section if necessary, is critical. Some examples of birth injuries are:

  • Oxygen deprivation or hypoxia
  • Erb's palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Injuries from high-risk deliveries
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Kernicterus

These are but a few of the types of injuries that may be caused by the negligence of the treating physician or other members of the delivery team. In some cases, it may be possible to recover compensation from the hospital or health care facility itself. A consultation with one of our medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine your options.

We Can Also Recover For Injuries Suffered By Children

Children always seem to be injuring themselves one way or another. While minor scrapes and bruises are part of growing up, children sometimes are severely injured, often due to the negligence of an adult or another child. We can help you get compensation for all manner of serious childhood injuries, including:

  • Car accidents
  • School injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Assault
  • Burns

If your child has suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another person, our experienced attorneys may be able to get you compensation for your losses.

Call For A Free Initial Consultation With A Massachusetts And Vermont Childhood Injury Attorney

If your child has suffered a birth injury in Berkshire County or elsewhere in Massachusetts or Vermont, our Massachusetts childhood injury attorneys may be able to help. Please call us at 802-681-4729 in Vermont or 413-358-4652 in Massachusetts for a free initial consultation or contact a Vermont personal injury lawyer online. We have conveniently located offices and other meeting locations throughout Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont and regularly travel throughout the region to meet with clients.

All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis — you will not have to pay any attorneys' fees unless we win compensation in your case.