Every day, patients trust healthcare providers to give advice and care related to a variety of health problems. But sometimes mistakes occur, resulting in permanent, life-changing, or even fatal injury.
A birth injury is any type of injury sustained by an infant as a result of medical error or negligence during pregnancy or childbirth. Common birth injuries include:
Many times, these injuries could have been prevented. If you suspect that your child’s birth injury may have been a medical mistake, it is important to understand that you have legal rights and options.
Sokolove Law has been fighting for the victims of birth injuries and medical malpractice for more than 40 years. Learn more about birth injuries and how Sokolove Law can help, by visiting the links below.
Sokolove Law has successfully secured $365 Million for families of children injured at birth.
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Erb’s Palsy develops when the network of nerves around an infant’s shoulder are injured, causing a limp arm, inability to raise or lower one’s hand, and/or other adverse effects.Learn More
Identifying an injury in your child is no easy task and as such, many injuries to newborns go unnoticed for months or years; however, there are many signs and symptoms one should be aware of.Learn More
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