Types of Birth Injuries
The injuries your child sustained at birth will profoundly impact your family. As such, there is no such thing as a “common” birth injury. However, medical negligence commonly results in birth injuries including:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain injuries
- Erb’s Palsy
- Subconjunctival hemorrhage
- Newborn clavicle fracture
- Lacerations and bruises
The birth injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC focus on debilitating injuries that will impact your child’s development and future. You may be able to seek compensation when a medical professional fails to provide you with accepted standards of care. Our attorneys will fight not only to hold these individuals responsible, but possibly to affect change in the behavior of negligent healthcare providers.
Why Choose The Cochran Firm DC
The Cochran Firm DC is the D.C. office of The Cochran Firm. As a nationally respected law firm, The Cochran Firm has unlimited access to the nation’s top medical professionals. We will find leading medical professionals to pore over the details of your labor and delivery, working to find the source of your child’s birth injury.
In addition, our attorneys are dedicated to providing individualized attention to each one of our clients. We do not take on several hundred clients at the same time, which allows us to personally be involved in every aspect of your case. We are proud to be seen by some of our past clients not only as attorneys, but as family-like acquaintances as well. We are equally compassionate to your family’s needs as we are aggressive in our pursuit of compensation. Our attorneys have never backed down to powerful interests.
If your child suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence in Washington, D.C., Virginia or Maryland, please contact the birth injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC to schedule a free initial consultation today.
Questions about Birth Injury Lawsuits
- How can I determine if I have grounds to file suit?
The first step in establishing any medical malpractice claim is to contact our experienced attorneys. Working with a national network of medical experts, we will investigate every detail of your labor and delivery. If we find that the birth injury was caused by someone’s careless actions, we may be able to pursue compensation for a birth injury claim.
- What damages can I seek in a birth injury lawsuit?
Depending on the details of your case, our attorneys may fight for both actual and punitive damages in your lawsuit. These damages may include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Any necessary home modifications
- Physical pain your child may suffer
- Emotional distress your child and family may suffer
We fight aggressively for your family, working toward maximum compensation for your child’s catastrophic injury.
- Will my attorney’s fees need to be paid upfront?
At The Cochran Firm DC, our fees are contingent. We do not charge you unless we recover compensation for you and your family. With our combined years of experience and our access to the expertise of the entire Cochran Firm legal team, we have reached settlements and won verdicts compensating many families suffering from medical negligence.
- Is there a statute of limitations on filing a birth injury lawsuit?
Depending on the details of your claim, you may have two or three years to file a claim. If the injury resulted in fatality, you may only have a year to file a wrongful death claim. Our experienced attorneys can determine if your claim falls within the statute of limitations.
Because some birth injuries may not be immediately recognizable, you are afforded extra time when symptoms did not appear for several months. However, it is vital that you begin the process as soon as you notice signs of birth injury. The medical community has powerful attorneys working to protect the interests of the hospital employees while discrediting your claim.