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Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan, P.C.

Virginia Beach & Norfolk Birth Injury Lawyers

The birth of a child is a precious moment in life. It’s supposed to be filled with joy and excitement. Unfortunately, many family members don’t get to experience elation and happiness during a birth. Instead, some mothers and fathers are forced to agonize over a serious, debilitating injury that occurred during the birth of a baby. If tragedy occurs during birth, caused by medical negligence, consider reaching our to an experienced Virginia Beach & Norfolk birth injury lawyer.

Tragic cases of permanent injury to babies resulting from medical malpractice during child labor or delivery can are all too common. For example, serious birth injuries include:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • C-section injury
  • Erb's palsy
  • Fetal distress injury
  • Forceps Injury
  • Lack of oxygen injury

Birth injury claims can be related to an injury or condition resulting from improper fetal monitoring. Obstetricians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are required to monitor a baby during labor and delivery to ensure the baby is getting sufficient oxygen and is not in fetal distress.  In many cases, these medical professionals fail to see the signs of fetal distress such as decreased movement of the baby or changes in the fetal heart rate on a fetal monitor. This can lead to debilitating birth injuries for the baby.

For families who have a baby that suffered infant brain damage that is the outcome of labor and delivery malpractice, our Virginia Beach & Norfolk birth injury law firm can help you take action against the physician, facility, or other party that may have been negligent. In many instances, the underlying cause of your child’s injury may be that they due to insufficient oxygen during the birth process. 

Our birth injury law firm also handles malpractice lawsuits in cases of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), and shoulder dystocia injuries. In fact, our firm was able to secure a $2.3 million jury verdict  in a Norfolk Circuit Court case on behalf of a child who suffered a debilitating shoulder injury and nerve damage during labor.

We fight for you and your child because the medical expenses and costs of caring for your child - who now has a serious physical impairment - can be astronomically high. So you have to struggle with both the emotional trauma of your child’s condition, but rising costs of ongoing care, medical equipment and other lifetime costs.

It is crucial that your child’s birth injury case is managed by an experienced Virginia Beach & Norfolk birth injury law firm with a track record of personal injury success in the court room. Contact our firm today for a free, confidential consultation.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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