Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Lawyers in Washington, DC


Pregnancy and childbirth can be exciting and frightening at the same time – for new parents and even for those who have “been around the block before.” Everything will change, and many parents spend a considerable amount of time planning for a future with a healthy baby in mind.

A birth injury can change all of that in an instant. To find out how a Washington DC birth injury lawyer at our firm can help you seek justice and fair compensation, call (202) 589-1300 for your free consultation.

What Is Obstetrical Malpractice?

A birth injury is generally defined as an injury suffered by mother or baby before, during, or immediately after childbirth. It may or may not be related to obstetrical malpractice, which is defined as a failure to provide standard care to mother and/or baby during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or immediately thereafter.

When a birth injury could have been prevented had a nurse, OB/GYN, or other medical professional provided standard care, this gives a family grounds to pursue legal action. This opens the door to recovering financial compensation that could pay for a child’s lifelong care.

Common Types of Obstetrical Malpractice

Obstetrical malpractice refers to the negligence or misconduct of medical professionals during pregnancy, labor, or delivery that causes harm to the mother or baby. At Fay Law Group, P.A., our experienced birth injury lawyers have handled numerous cases involving obstetrical malpractice and are dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable.

Some common types of obstetrical malpractice include:

  • Failure to diagnose or properly manage complications during pregnancy
  • Delayed or improper use of medical interventions during labor and delivery
  • Failure to monitor fetal distress or respond appropriately to signs of distress
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction during delivery
  • Failure to perform a timely cesarean section when medically necessary

If you believe that you or your baby have been a victim of obstetrical malpractice, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Our skilled birth injury counsel in the District of Columbia and Maryland can review your case, gather evidence, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

We are prepared to take on birth injury cases involving:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Cerebral palsy & Erb’s palsy
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Brain injury (Hypoxia)
  • Birth asphyxia
  • Kernicterus
  • Bone fractures
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Forceps or vacuum extractor injuries
  • Preeclampsia
  • Maternal death
  • C-section errors
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Anesthesia malpractice
  • Wrongful death

Understanding the Legal Process for Birth Injury Cases

Dealing with a birth injury can be emotionally and financially overwhelming. If you believe that your child's birth injury was a result of medical malpractice, it's important to understand the legal process and your rights as a parent. At Fay Law Group, P.A., our experienced birth injury lawyers are here to guide you through every step of the legal journey.

Here's what you can expect when pursuing a birth injury case:

  1. Consultation: We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case and determine if you have a valid claim for obstetrical malpractice.
  2. Investigation: Our team will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, review medical records, and consult with medical experts to build a strong case on your behalf.
  3. Negotiation: We will engage in negotiations with the responsible parties and their insurance companies to seek a fair settlement that covers the full extent of your child's damages, including medical expenses, future care needs, and pain and suffering.
  4. Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court and advocate for your rights in front of a judge and jury.
  5. Compassionate support: Throughout the entire process, our compassionate attorneys will provide you with the support and guidance you need, ensuring that your voice is heard and your child's best interests are protected.

By choosing Fay Law Group, P.A. for your birth injury case, you can trust that you are in capable hands. We have a proven track record of success in handling complex medical malpractice cases and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help you seek justice for your child's birth injury.

Experienced Birth Injury Counsel in the District of Columbia & Maryland

Our Washington DC birth injury attorneys are passionate about seeking justice for children and parents who have suffered the consequences of obstetrical malpractice. These are complex cases, but we have the knowledge and wherewithal to thoroughly investigate and uncover instances of negligence or wrongdoing to help families recover.

Contact Fay Law Group today at (202) 589-1300. We serve families across Maryland and the District of Columbia in all types of birth injury claims.

Why Choose Fay Law Group

  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Phone Answered 24 Hours a Day
  • No Fees Unless We Win
  • Services Available in Spanish
  • Over 50 Years of Experience


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