Caring for a child who is injured at birth is not only emotionally challenging but also financially taxing. Birth injuries sustained during labor or delivery may require life-long care, and the costs associated with medical treatments, therapies, nursing and attendant care, medications and assistive equipment that your child may need can quickly add up. Led by Firm Director Lisa Weinstein, the attorneys in G&E’s birth injury practice are experienced, compassionate, and willing to fight for families and their children – helping them obtain long-term care while navigating the complexities associated with litigation.
G&E attorneys help families seek the truth as well as financial compensation, including, but not limited to, past, present and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; loss of a normal life; and loss of future earnings that a child may sustain as a result of harm endured during the prenatal period, labor and delivery, and after birth.
Ms. Weinstein has a successful track record litigating personal injury, medical malpractice and birth injury matters obtaining multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of her clients. She has played a significant role in cases against hospitals and healthcare providers, resulting in life-changing awards for families totaling over $300 million in verdicts and settlements, including:
$20M (verdict) – too much Pitocin, fetal distress, vaginal delivery, permanent brain injury
$12.5M – VBAC, delay recognizing fetal distress, uterine rupture, emergency C-Section, Spastic Quadriplegia
$9.75M – non-reassuring fetal heart rate pattern, vaginal delivery, Spastic Quadriplegia
$9.35M – delay calling C-Section for fetal distress, emergency C-Section, Spastic Quadriplegia
$9.2M – providers were monitoring mom but not baby, fetal distress, vaginal delivery, HIE, Spastic Quadriplegia, cerebral palsy
$9M – non-reassuring fetal heart rate pattern, transferred for hypothermia cooling outside 6 hour window, spastic quadriplegia
$8M – traumatic delivery, skull fractures, cerebral palsy
$8M – delivery in jail, delay in taking to hospital, permanent brain injury
$7.9M – face presentation, non-reassuring fetal heart tracing, permanent brain injury
$7.5M – delay in recognizing fetal distress, cerebral palsy
(a more extensive list of awards for families is available here)
G&E focuses on a number of birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), infant brain damage, and brachial plexus injuries, as well as complications arising from conditions such as preeclampsia, uterine rupture, gestational diabetes, and cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD). G&E also represents parents filing infant wrongful death cases due to medical malpractice, as well as maternal death cases. G&E’s birth injury attorneys understand the complex nature of these cases and can provide the legal counseling and advocacy needed to take action against a negligent health care provider.
If your child suffered a birth injury or you lost a loved one during the labor and delivery process, you may be able to bring a claim for damages against the professionals responsible.