Infant injury and fatality statistics are staggering. Many infant injuries and fatalities are the result of medical negligence or error, in which case a birth injury attorney may be able to help.
Finding a Birth Injury Attorney
Despite significant advancements in medical technology over recent years, infant mortality rates are still considerably high. According to the CDC, there were over 23,000 infant deaths in 2016 alone. There are almost 600 infant deaths for every 100,000 live births. Some infant injuries may be the result of medical negligence. Medical negligence can occur when a medical professional fails to provide a reasonable standard of care or makes a crucial mistake resulting in permanent injury or death. Medical malpractice litigation works to provide victims of medical mistakes recourse for their suffering. When a family experiences the injury or even loss of an infant, legal recourse may be the last thing on their minds. However, when a medical professional is held accountable for negligence, it can prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future.
Do I have a Virginia, Maryland, or DC Medical Malpractice Claim?
For those whose child was injured during childbirth due to a medical error, it is important to act quickly. It is crucial to schedule a free consultation to speak with the attorneys at Perry Charnoff PLLC as soon as possible so we can review the details of your situation and help you determine the best course of action.
Our attorneys have a long history of successes with medical malpractice claims including:
- $4.2 million awarded to a woman who suffered permanent brain injuries when cotton was left in her skull during surgery
- $3.65 million awarded to a man who was given improper medication resulting in severe brain injury
- $2.5 million awarded to a young woman whose stroke was misdiagnosed as a migraine
- $2 million awarded to a woman whose leg was amputated after a failure to recognize a blood clot
- $1.55 million awarded to a lifelong federal worker whose ureter was sutured closed during her hysterectomy
- $1.3 million awarded to a breast cancer survivor whose surgeon operated on the wrong breast
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Medical malpractice is a highly complex field of law. It requires not only a thorough understanding of medicine and science, but also knowledge of the many state laws and rules that apply to this type of case. Pursuing Virginia, Maryland, or DC medical malpractice claims requires knowledge and skill on the part of your attorney as well as access to a network of medical experts who can comprehensively discuss best practices in medicine, details about a specific treatment, the nuances of a patient’s condition, and more.
Our Virginia, Maryland, and DC medical malpractice attorneys have a long history of success in this multifaceted field of the law. We have the skills, knowledge, and resources available to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. Furthermore, our experience handling these difficult cases has equipped us to litigate a wide range of personal injury claims. So if you or someone you know has been injured or lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s carelessness, contact the attorneys at Perry Charnoff today.
Allan, M., & Pierce, O. (2016, May 3). Medical errors are no. 3 cause of U.S. deaths, researchers say. NPR. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors