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Springfield Birth Injury Lawyer

Bringing a child into the world is a miraculous and joyous moment many parents plan with care. Unfortunately, no parent can plan for their healthcare provider to act negligently during labor and delivery. If a doctor violates their professional standard of care during birth, the child may suffer severe, life-altering injuries. If your child sustained a birth injury due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, you may have grounds to file a birth injury claim for compensation. 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys find the negligence of medical professionals unacceptable. Our medical malpractice team has dedicated their careers to holding negligent doctors and nurses fully accountable for the suffering they have caused. We have over 45 years of combined experience and are ready to apply our experience and skills to your unique case. When you retain our services, our Springfield birth injury lawyers will handle every aspect of the claims process as we fight aggressively for your rights and interests. To learn more about how we can assist you and schedule a free consultation, call us at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today. 

How Can a Skilled Springfield Birth Injury Attorney Help Me?

Discovering your child has suffered a birth injury can flip your life upside down instantly. Often, parents of injured children feel lost, confused, and unsure of their next steps. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are committed to providing top-notch and compassionate legal services to victims and their families in Springfield. One of the many ways our attorneys can help you pursue justice includes the following:

  • Thoroughly investigating every detail of your case
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Collecting essential evidence and witness testimonies
  • Helping you organize your child’s medical bills and other expenses
  • Answering your legal questions
  • Keeping you up to date on the status of your claim
  • Advocating aggressively for your rights and interests at trial

Our attorneys understand that no two birth injuries impact victims the same way. Our Springfield birth injury attorneys pride ourselves on taking a customized approach to every case to ensure each of your unique needs is addressed as we fight for you.

Evidence of Medical Malpractice in a Birth Injury Claim

After taking your case, one of our skilled medical malpractice attorneys will work to collect evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. In order to pursue a successful claim, your attorney must establish the healthcare provider’s liability. To prove fault, your case must include the following elements:

  • The healthcare professional owed you and your child a high professional standard of care
  • The healthcare professional breached this standard of care by acting negligent
  • The healthcare professional’s negligence caused your child’s injuries
  • You and your child suffered significant damages as a result of their injuries

While establishing liability can be legally complex, there are several pieces of evidence your attorney may use to prove your case, including the following:

  • The mother and child’s medical records from before and after labor
  • Documentation of your child’s birth injury and treatment plan
  • Any past complaints filed against the negligent healthcare professional
  • Eyewitness and expert testimonies

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a proven track record of successfully establishing fault and helping our clients receive the maximum compensation available for their child’s injuries and other losses. 

Possible Damages Available Through a Birth Injury Claim

Birth injuries can have a significant, long-term impact on victims and their families. Often, those with birth injuries require extensive hospital stays, surgeries, and in-home care. These costs can add up and quickly overwhelm families. 

If your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should not be forced to bear the financial burden of their injury-related expenses. A trusted attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can help you pursue a claim for the damages your child has suffered. Some of the damages we may be able to help you collect include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Cost of medications and medical equipment
  • In-home care
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Our seasoned attorneys will review every aspect of your case to determine which damages you may be eligible to collect. 

Retain the Services of an Experienced Springfield Birth Injury Lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

Parents trust their doctors to safely deliver their child from beginning to end. If this trust was broken and your child suffered injuries, you deserve to have a fierce legal advocate in your corner. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we are committed to holding negligent medical professionals fully accountable for the suffering they have caused. 

Our skilled medical malpractice team includes attorneys J. Tucker Merrigan, Kyle A. Camilleri, and Jessica M. Gray is assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. Our medical malpractice team has a history of excellence and has successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in Springfield and the surrounding areas. To learn more about how our Springfield birth injury lawyers can assist you and schedule a free consultation, call us at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today. 

Meet the Personal Injury Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP