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New Bedford Birth Injury Lawyer

When giving birth to a baby, you and your family trust the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to take the best care of you and always have your and your baby’s best interest in mind. However, healthcare workers often neglect the needs of the mother and child, causing serious injuries. According to the Birth Injury Guide, one in every 9,714 babies born in the United States suffer birth injuries. This harm can cause life-long issues for both you and your baby, so you should contact an experienced birth injury lawyer immediately if a medical professional caused a birth injury.

Our Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers take every birth injury case seriously and treat them with the utmost care and respect. We fight tirelessly to achieve the justice and compensation you deserve for this traumatic experience. Our knowledgeable attorneys allow you to focus on your recovery while we handle every aspect of your claim to give you the best chance for a successful outcome. To schedule a free consultation to tell us your story, call (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form.

What Are the Most Common Types of Birth Injuries in New Bedford, Massachusetts?

Delivering a baby and caring for the mother requires delicate care and sensitivity. When medical professionals mishandle this process, they may cause the following injuries:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Kernicterus
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Intrauterine fetal demise

If your physician committed a medical error and caused you or your child injuries, you deserve high-quality representation that will advocate for your rights every step of the way. Therefore, you should contact our birth injury lawyers as soon as possible so we can start investigating and gathering evidence to hold the at-fault party responsible.

What Damages Can You Potentially Recover in Massachusetts Birth Injury Claims?

Every birth injury case is different, so each one warrants different results and requires unique strategies. These cases are often complicated because they typically involve major hospitals and physicians with powerful birth injury lawyers. Our New Bedford Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have helped victims recover hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, so we have the experience, skills, and knowledge to take on any challenge. Depending on your injuries and other details of your claim, we may help you receive compensation for the following:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Prescribed medications
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Funeral costs
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Disability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Surgery costs
  • Mental anguish
  • Punitive damages

After suffering injuries during childbirth, you should spend time with your family and focus on healing instead of negotiating with insurance companies. We can help calculate the economic and non-economic damages you deserve and speak to insurance companies on your behalf, so you can receive compensation for all your losses. 

Why Should You Contact a Lawyer After Suffering a Birth Injury?

Bringing new life into the world should be a joyful experience for you and your family. Unfortunately, a negligent healthcare practitioner can cause injuries to the mother and child. In these cases, you should contact a birth injury lawyer right away to begin the process of seeking justice. Our birth injury lawyers can manage your claim from start to finish and help you with the following:

  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Conducting a detailed investigation of your case
  • Referring you to medical resources
  • Determining the worth of your case and fighting for maximum compensation
  • Developing personalized plans
  • Utilizing other helpful resources and legal information
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence

While you can represent yourself in birth injury cases, you will not likely achieve the compensation you deserve. Massachusetts law only gives victims three years to file their claims, so our professional lawyers ensure you do not miss your opportunity to fight for your rights. We strive to make the legal process as stress-free as possible by providing transparent communication every step of the way.

Speak With a Trusted New Bedford Birth Injury Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

Suppose you have suffered birth injuries due to the negligence of a medical professional. In that case, you have the right to pursue financial compensation with the help of our attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers. Our skilled team has over 45 years of experience and includes J. Tucker Merrigan, Peter M. Merrigan, Jessica M. Gray, and Kyle A. Camilleri, all of whom receive support from our legal nurse consultant, Amy Nichols.

We have received recognition from BestLawyers and Super Lawyers for our innovative legal services and excellent results. You can rely on us to go up against medical professionals and guide you through the entire process. If you are unsure what to do after sustaining birth injuries, you can contact our compassionate team to schedule a free consultation. To set up a meeting, fill out our contact form or call (617) 391-9001.

Award-Winning Legal Team

Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have been recognized and honored by several of the top legal associations, including SuperLawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, and Best Lawyers.

Over $500 Million Recovered

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a highly successful personal injury law firm serving Massachusetts since 2011.

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There are no fees or costs unless we win your case!

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