Legal Help For Traumatic Births And Birth Injuries

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 County 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 413-346-5305 in North Adams, Springfield and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, or 802-681-4729 in Vermont for a free initial consultation.

Examples Of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries run the spectrum of severity and type. Some will heal in the first few months, 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 cesarean section if necessary, is critical. Birth injuries include:

  • 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

If your child has suffered a birth injury, our attorneys may be able to help. Please call us at 802-681-4729 in Vermont or 413-346-5305 in Massachusetts for a free initial consultation or contact us online. We have conveniently located offices and other meeting locations throughout Massachusetts and Vermont and regularly travel throughout the region to meet with clients.

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