Birth Injury

We Don’t Let Doctors and Hospitals Deny Liability for Birth Injuries

by Staff Blogger | July 25th, 2022

If your newborn was injured by your doctor during delivery or because of an ineffective and dangerous hospital protocol, you are likely owed significant compensation. But too often, families like yours are denied the money they deserve because the doctors who made the mistakes or the hospitals that failed to reduce risks simply don’t admit liability. And in turn, their insurers will refuse to pay victims the settlements they’re owed.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we work hard to ensure this doesn’t happen. When doctors and hospitals deny liability, we come armed with evidence to prove them wrong. That evidence includes everything from medical records and witness statements to expert testimony and past complaints made by other families.

As experienced Virginia birth injury lawyers, we know that getting doctors and hospitals to admit liability is only step one. We also need to convince their insurers to pay our clients full settlements for their and their children’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. This requires knowing how to calculate current and future expenses, and when it comes to birth injuries, future expenses can be extremely broad.

When insurance companies don’t cooperate, we don’t hesitate to take them to trial. There’s simply too much at stake for victims of birth injuries to accept lowball settlements or claim denials. We take every step necessary to get our clients the money they deserve when others’ negligence harms them and their babies.

Contact us today for a free consultation. You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone.

Many Birth Injury Victims and Families Deserve Lifelong Compensation

by Staff Blogger | March 14th, 2022

Disabling injuries are among the most devastating. Not only are they painful and traumatic when they occur, but they can change victims’ lives forever. When people become disabled, they may be unable to work and earn a living for themselves and others, and they also may be unable to participate in hobbies or enjoy time with friends and family like they could before.

When disabling injuries happen to children, especially children who have just been born, it’s even more tragic. They haven’t even had a chance to enjoy their lives yet and they are already dealing with a disability because of someone’s negligence. For those children and their families, their disabilities go beyond physical limitations and can often result in lifelong medical bills and expenses.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we push hard to get birth injury victims and their families maximum compensation. In many cases, that means compensation for the rest of their lives. An initial settlement is rarely enough to fairly compensate children who may never be able to work or who may need medical treatment for decades to come. They need compensation that can last them for the long haul.

If your child was injured by a negligent doctor or other provider before, during, or after birth, we want to help. Contact our Virginia birth injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We have the experience and aggressiveness you need to get a fair settlement for your child’s injuries.

We Handle Birth Injury Claims with Compassion and Care

by Staff Blogger | January 3rd, 2022

The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous event. But for some families, it’s the beginning of a painful chapter of their lives. Some birth injuries are unavoidable, but others happen because doctors and other medical providers are negligent.

When negligence causes innocent mothers and children to suffer serious injuries, healthcare workers and facilities should be held accountable. But at the same time, many of the victims of birth injuries are dealing with shock, regret, and grief, and the last thing they may want to do is deal with the legal system and a hostile insurance company.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia birth injury lawyers know how devastating these situations are for families. We know that many families need compensation, but they can’t imagine dealing with a prolonged back-and-forth with their doctor, their hospital, and an uncaring insurance company. That’s why we do everything in our power to take the burden off their shoulders.

If your family is dealing with the aftermath of a preventable birth injury, we’re here to help. We’ll give your claim the passionate and dedicated representation it deserves while protecting your rights every step of the way. Don’t settle for less than what you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and let our caring legal team go to work for your family.

How Long Do You Have to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

by Staff Blogger | September 20th, 2021

Although many birth injuries are immediately obvious, some aren’t. In fact, some birth injuries may take days, weeks, or months to become apparent. And even then, some pediatricians may not realize that they are due to carelessness before, during, or immediately after birth. That can leave parents in difficult situations, as they may be paying out of pocket for expenses they should never have to bear.

In Virginia, parents have two years to file birth injury lawsuits against the doctor or hospitals whose negligence caused them or their children harm. However, because birth injuries may take time to show up or be diagnosed, parents can often still file birth injury lawsuits after the statute of limitations expires. This is called the discovery rule, and it grants access to the legal system to people who otherwise would be shut out because of timing that’s out of their control.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we want all families affected by birth injuries to know that it’s vital to get an experienced law firm’s assessment of their case regardless of when it happened—especially if it was only recently diagnosed. Both the two years statute of limitations and the discovery rule make it possible for many families affected by negligence to pursue the compensation they’re owed.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Virginia birth injury lawyers for a free consultation if you believe you or your child were harmed by a negligent doctor, nurse, midwife, or medical facility. We’re here to help you get the money you’re owed.

Birth Injuries Can Happen Long Before Delivery

by Staff Blogger | June 7th, 2021

When many people hear the phrase “birth injury,” they picture a serious complication occurring during childbirth. And while it’s true that many birth injuries do occur immediately before, during, and after birth, some occur long before birth. Unfortunately, some of those injuries can and should be prevented, but they aren’t because doctors, midwives, and other providers are negligent.

Common examples of pre-birth injuries and errors include:

  • Failure to diagnose—Babies and their mothers need frequent checkups and examinations to ensure that everything is progressing smoothly and without any complications. When doctors, midwives, and other providers fail to perform tests or interpret the results correctly, treatable conditions can worsen.
  • Gestational diabetes—Pregnant women should have their blood sugar levels checked regularly. Gestational diabetes is common and treatable, but when it goes undiagnosed, it can put mothers and their unborn children at serious risk of complications.
  • Not scheduling a C-section—Knowing the position a baby is in during the weeks and days leading up to the due date is essential. When a baby is in a breech position or another position that will make natural childbirth difficult, healthcare providers should begin making plans for the mother to deliver via C-section.

Sometimes, birth injuries that appear to occur only at birth or shortly after are actually the result of negligence dating back days or weeks before delivery. That’s because they are due to conditions that should have been found and treated.

If you or someone you love experienced a birth injury, our Virginia birth injury lawyers want to help you get compensation. Contact Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.

How Your Child Can Be Compensated for Their Birth Injuries

by Staff Blogger | March 8th, 2021

Was your child harmed before, during, or after delivery? If so, you’ve undoubtedly experienced many emotions and difficulties since then. Knowing your child was harmed because of someone else’s negligence—especially when that person was supposed to care for them—can be devastating. But both you and your child can potentially recover compensation from their medical bills and pain and suffering.

As your child’s parent, you can file a compensation claim on their behalf. But as with other medical malpractice or personal injury claims, it must be filed within two years of the date the injury occurred if the claim is designed to compensate you or your spouse for your damages related to the birth injury. If the claim is designed to compensate your child, it must be filed by his or her 10th birthday if the injury occurred before they turned 8 years old.

Virginia also offers no-fault compensation for children who suffered birth injuries while protecting doctors and hospitals who elect to participate in this compensation program. This program covers children who suffered neurological injuries or disabilities that aren’t otherwise covered by governmental or private insurance policies. Covered injuries include those related to delivery and oxygen deprivation, and they must result in permanent motor damage to the development of motor and cognitive skills.

Birth injuries are extremely hard to deal with, especially when it comes to getting compensation. You have so much on your plate, and the last thing you want is endless back and forth with the insurance company and hospital. Contact the Virginia birth injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. We’ll work hard on your behalf, so you can focus on caring for your child.

Are All Birth Complications Considered Birth Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | November 16th, 2020

Childbirth is a miraculous process that can also be extremely dangerous to both mother and child. In recent decades, infant and maternal mortality rates during childbirth have plummeted due to better access to medical care and more advanced interventions when complications arise. However, childbirth can still be physically traumatic for both mother and child, leading to both short-term and long-term injuries.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia birth injury attorneys help women who were injured or whose babies were injured before, during, or shortly after delivery. There are many types of debilitating birth injuries that women and their babies can suffer, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, uterine rupture, and more. But women and babies also frequently suffer less serious injuries and complications, and those may not be considered birth injuries.

For example, tearing of the perineum is a common complication during delivery, but it rarely puts mothers or their babies at risk. An umbilical cord that’s wrapped around a baby’s neck can range from harmless to life-threatening, and when it happens, it’s also not always considered a birth injury. Another example includes babies in non-optimal positions for birth, including breech positions. These babies often must be delivered via C-section.

It can be difficult for mothers and fathers to determine if a birth injury occurred after the birth of their child. That’s why we believe that all new parents should contact a lawyer right away after their children are born if they suspect anything serious went wrong. When you call us, our lawyers will review the facts of what happened, give you an honest opinion on your chances of getting compensation, and then work hard to help you recover the money you deserve. Call today.

We Help Mothers Harmed Before, During, and After Delivery

by Staff Blogger | August 24th, 2020

When many people hear the phrase “birth injury,” they picture infants being harmed by negligent healthcare providers. And while that’s an unacceptable outcome for all expectant mothers and fathers, birth injuries don’t always affect just babies. Women can also be severely harmed by careless doctors, nurses, and midwives at any point during their pregnancies and during the birthing process.

For most women, childbirth can be painful and stressful, but they may require little to no critical intervention from their healthcare team. But for other women, childbirth can represent an emergency situation, as the baby may be in a breech position, they may experience severe and uncontrolled bleeding, or they may develop severe complications that can put their lives at risk.

When healthcare providers fail to take the proper precautions and actions to protect mothers and address any potential complications, those mothers can be at risk of serious injuries and even death. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia birth injury attorneys work hard to help women who suffered poor outcomes while pregnant or while giving birth, whether those outcomes affected them, their babies, or both.

Women who suffer birth injuries may require prolonged hospital stays to recover, and some may even need surgery. Others can experience permanent reproductive organ damage or severe tissue damage. The trauma of this can be too much to handle, especially when they should be focused on their newborn babies. In addition, they also face expensive medical bills, and they may be unable to work for months, making it difficult to provide for their babies.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a healthcare provider while pregnant, we want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Our Lawyers Understand the Complexities of Birth Injury Lawsuits

by Staff Blogger | June 8th, 2020

Doctors, midwives, and other healthcare providers who assist during pregnancy and delivery are supposed to do everything in their power to protect mothers and their babies. But that doesn’t always happen. And sometimes, those letdowns are caused by negligence rather than human error.

When medical professionals are negligent due to carelessness, rushing through procedures, and failing to double-check patient charts and other important information, serious injuries can occur. In the case of birth injuries, both mothers and their children may be affected, and both can suffer potentially fatal complications.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia birth injury attorneys not only fight for the rights of women and children injured by negligent medical providers, but we also know how to prepare claims that get results.

Medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, especially after something like child birth, which can have negative outcomes even with preventative care. Our years of experience building these types of claims means that we can review all the evidence and build a case that leaves no doubt that negligence occurred.

If you, your partner, or your child were harmed at any point during pregnancy or delivery, you may have a claim to compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When you call us, our legal team will review the facts of what happened and work hard to determine if you have a claim. If so, we’ll immediately do everything we can to get you maximum damages for what you’ve been through.

Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re here to help you get the money you deserve.

Negligent Providers Should Be Held Liable after Birth Injuries

by Staff Blogger | March 2nd, 2020

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know that there can be many complications that arise during pregnancy and during the delivery process. Pregnant women trust their doctors and other healthcare professionals to properly monitor their and their babies’ health from conception to delivery. And while childbirth is significantly safer in 2020 than at any other point in human history, women and their children can still face major risks when healthcare providers are negligent.

In many cases, birth injuries to both mothers and their children are avoidable when doctors perform necessary tests and make accurate and timely diagnoses of potential problems. When they fail to do so, or their diagnoses are inaccurate or delayed, minor problems can grow into much more serious issues that can put both mothers and their unborn children at risk of serious complications, injuries, and even life-threatening conditions.

In addition, many birth injuries that can be treated after delivery result in lifelong disabilities for children. For example, babies may be born with injured or paralyzed limbs and muscles due to trauma suffered during delivery. Doctors can often prevent those injuries from occurring by assessing risk long before delivery occurs, but when they fail to do so, they may be unable to minimize damage once women begin to give birth.

Simply put—a large percentage of birth injuries are preventable, and when they happen, we believe women should seek assistance from experienced Norfolk birth injury lawyers. Our team has helped many women get the compensation they deserve after they and their babies were harmed before or during delivery, and we want to help you if you’re also in that situation. Contact us today for a free consultation.