It’s crucial for you to act quickly. While some courts recognize the burdens that mesothelioma places on families and try to expedite trial dates, not all do. The sooner you decide to move forward with your case, the sooner you and your family can achieve peace of mind. You should also know that some states have laws that set time limits on when you are able to file a claim.
In 1979, James “Jim” Sokolove was a new attorney deeply concerned by the injustice in the legal system. All too often, he saw that those who most needed legal help had the most trouble finding it. Jim decided to become a personal injury lawyer with a dedication to a single mission: making sure everyone has the same opportunity for justice, regardless of race or income.
A birth injury is a physical injury that happens to an infant prior to or during childbirth. Approximately seven babies out of 1,000 in the United States are injured during labor and delivery. Birth injuries can take on many forms and vary in severity. In some instances, birth injuries are preventable. Unfortunately, there are situations when the birth injury is a result of improper care or negligence, provided by a professional medical provider, like a doctor, midwife, or nurse.
Some of the more common birth injuries include:
Cerebral palsy Erb’s Palsy (also called Brachial Plexus Palsy) Bleeding in the brain Injury to the brain cells from a lack of oxygen (Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy HIE) Brain swelling Facial nerve damage Skull fractures Find out more about the causes of birth injuries.
If you believe your child has a birth injury that may have been caused by negligent medical care, one of our birth injury lawyers may be able to help. We have over 30 years of experience representing families like yours in birth injury cases resulting from substandard care. Our team of registered nurses will listen to your concerns and help get your questions answered.