Springfield Birth Injury Lawyer

Protecting Your Child’s Future After a Birth Injury in Massachusetts

The birth of a child to you or a loved one should be a joyous and memorable experience. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. If your child was injured at birth due to a health care provider’s mistake, it could cause long-lasting problems for your entire family. Our birth injury lawyers will help your family take steps toward the compensation you deserve.

Reach out to Cava Law Firm immediately to find out how we can help you get the best possible compensation for your birth injury damages: (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282).

Why Choose Our Birth Injury Attorney

For Our Birth Injury Lawyers, Winning Is NO Accident

Our birth injury attorneys familiar with Springfield have the experience needed to get the recovery you deserve. Our focus extends specifically to medical malpractice suits, positioning us as knowledgeable birth injury lawyers for clients across Massachusetts.

A birth injury attorney working for you should also be compassionate due to the serious and emotional nature of the issues involved. For these reasons, it is essential to have top-quality representation.

Whatever your child’s condition, you would rather spend your energy focusing on your child’s growth and happiness, not maneuvering the legal system. Our birth injury attorney will get you and your family on the road to recovery.

Our birth injury lawyer will fight on your behalf and support you in seeking justice. Call us to learn more: (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282).

Birth Injury Lawyers Fight for Mothers and Children

The number of different types of birth injuries that can occur is significant. Fortunately, not all cases are severe, but the ones that are leave families struggling for resources and peace. Some of the common injuries and conditions arising out of medical malpractice birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy;
  • Brachial plexus injuries;
  • Erb’s palsy;
  • Shoulder dystocia;
  • Birth asphyxia and oxygen deprivation;
  • Brain injury;
  • Cephalohematoma;
  • Vacuum extraction and forceps injuries;
  • Bruising;
  • Lacerations;
  • Soft tissue damage;
  • Maternal seizures due to preeclampsia;
  • Perineal tears;
  • C-section errors;
  • Infection;
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding and/or hemorrhaging; and/or
  • Emotional damages.

Mothers and their children can contend with all manner of injuries due to medical malpractice during birth. When this happens, families are left wondering who is to blame.

Liability for Birth Injuries

Whether in a hospital or a birthing center, most births take place in extremely controlled circumstances. While you may assume this will always lead to optimal results, the reality is that professionals sometimes fail in their responsibilities. Important things can get missed, and this results in medical malpractice and birth injuries.

Medical malpractice is not just a mistake. It is a failure to treat a patient according to well-established and clear standards of treatment and care. During labor and delivery, failures of this nature may manifest as:

  • Failures to monitor;
  • Delayed treatment;
  • Failure to treat;
  • Anesthesia errors;
  • C-section errors;
  • Misdiagnosing a condition or injury;
  • Errors with medication;
  • Equipment-use errors; and/or
  • Avoidable trauma.

These are a few of the medical malpractice mistakes that cause birth injuries. At Cava Law Firm, our birth injury attorneys in Springfield are adept at investigating and identifying the unfortunate lapses that lead to birth injuries.

Families dealing with birth injuries turn to Cava Law Firm for quality representation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the questions and answers that follow for more important birth injury information. If you have additional questions, contact our office at any time.

What is the statute of limitations for birth injury lawsuits?

The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally three years. For birth injuries, however, children under six may have until their ninth birthday to file suit under certain circumstances. Regardless of the situation, parents should seek legal recourse as soon as possible after a birth injury takes place or is discovered.

Who is responsible for my child’s birth injuries?

Childbirth injuries may be the responsibility of a number of different parties involved in the birth. In medical malpractice cases, the defendants are licensed medical professionals, such as:

  • Physicians;
  • Anesthesiologists;
  • Midwives;
  • Doulas;
  • Nurses; and/or
  • Physician’s assistants.

Hospitals and birthing centers may also be held liable for malpractice. Even when not negligent, these medical facilities can be named in a malpractice lawsuit stemming from the negligence of one of their employees. For example, if a doctor’s negligence leads to a birth injury, the hospital that employs that doctor can also be held liable.

In some cases, medical malpractice may not be the cause of a birth injury at all. Take the case of a defective tool or machine, such as a monitor or forceps. If these products malfunction during birth and a birth injury ensues, the product makers, distributors, and retailers may be on the hook for damages in a product liability lawsuit.

Was my baby injured or is there a birth defect? 

Babies are at risk for birth injuries and birth defects. Birth injuries typically come about during labor and delivery or shortly after. They are usually the result of some error or mistake during birth. Birth defects, on the other hand, are conditions that often develop over time while a child is in utero.

How much does it cost to hire a birth injury attorney?

Our birth injury lawyer at Cava Law Firm works on contingency. We do not charge unless and until we win your case. This type of billing translates into no upfront costs for you. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about how the contingency works and protects you from financial risk.

Our birth injury lawyer is eager to answer your questions and help you start the process of getting your lives back on track. Contact our Springfield birth injury attorneys with any questions or concerns you have.

Speak With an Experienced Birth Injury Lawyer Today

At Cava Law Firm, we will carefully manage the legal process on your behalf. You have suffered a frightening and stressful traumatic event. The responsible parties should be held accountable.

Call our birth injury lawyers at (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282) to handle the details, so you can focus on your and your child’s well-being.

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