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Birth Injuries

Compassionate Legal Guidance for Your Family in Rhode Island

Birth injuries can quite frequently result in a medical malpractice case. A healthy unborn child may be born with severe and permanent injury if the delivering Ob-GYN failed to adhere to the appropriate standard of care. The resulting damages can devastate a family and subject the child to a lifetime of struggle, pain, and medical expense. Mental and physical retardation, paralysis, and other serious developmental defects can be the end result of a birth injury. Because of the lifelong impact of these injuries, birth injury lawsuits often result in very large medical malpractice awards.

If your child was harmed during birth as a result of medical malpractice or negligence, our firm can help. With years of experience in this complicated area of law, our Cranston birth injury attorney knows how to navigate the legal process. With every case we take on, we make ourselves available for our clients 24/7 as we strive to recover the maximum compensation they are owed.

Contact us at (401) 228-7470 today to learn more about how our team can help you; call us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Common Birth Injuries

One common type of birth injury results from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy damages cells in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) due to lack of oxygen. This occurs, most commonly, when the delivering doctor or hospital fails to properly monitor the fetal monitoring strips and does not adequately respond to fetal distress. If the unborn child is showing distress inside the womb, the delivering doctor needs to act quickly for the child’s life and safety and this often requires an emergency cesarean section.

Another common birth injury is cerebral palsy. Some estimates suggest that one in four cases of cerebral palsy is actually the result of medical negligence. If your delivery was difficult and your child was born with cerebral palsy it is imperative that you speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Cerebral palsy results in serious deficits to motor and physical skills, often requiring lifelong care. There is no known cure for cerebral palsy. Not unlike hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy can be caused by failure to accurately read and respond to fetal monitoring strips and delaying a necessary C-section which causes a lack of oxygen to the brain.

There are countless other birth-related injuries that result in serious and permanent damage to your child. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Bradycardia
  • Apnea
  • Acidosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hemiparesis
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)

Our firm just recently helped secure a $4.9 Million settlement for a girl born with a negligent delivery. Due to the doctors’ negligence at delivery, the young girl will have lifelong kidney problems as well as lung deficiency and cognitive difficulty.

Call the Law Office of Joseph Lamy Today

If you or your child has suffered from any of the above injuries, or any other birth-related illness, contact our office right away for a free consultation. Our Rhode Island birth injury lawyer understands that every situation is unique, which is why we take the time to meet with you and learn about the details of your case. From there, we work to secure the maximum compensation you are owed. Our team can handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on being with your family and securing the proper medical treatment for your child.

If you believe your child’s illness or injury was caused by medical malpractice, contact our firm at (401) 228-7470 for a no-cost consultation today.

Client Reviews
"I am so grateful to you Joe. Not only was I thrilled with the amount of money that I received in my settlement but I never thought that I would receive it so quick and without filing a lawsuit! You're the best!" Adam G.
"Joe asked me what I wanted in settlement during one of our meetings. I told him I wanted my medical bills paid (about $12,000) and I wanted $10,000 in my pocket. We just settled for $100,000! I never thought my case was worth that much. Thank you so much Joe." Justine D.
"Joseph is an excellent attorney that has been handling everything for the accident I was involved in. Joe has a great understanding of the auto accident process and he was able to explain it to me in a way that I understood. To this point, everything that Joe explained to me has happened according to plan. I have found Joe to be extremely knowledgeable and honest, and would highly recommend him to anyone." Steve C.
"Attorney Lamy answered my initial inquiry personally. He was very attentive and made himself available throughout the course of my case. He kept me informed and up to date and made sure I understood the whole process. I would certainly recommend Attorney Lamy to anyone I know who was in need of legal counsel." Alex D.
"I've never dealt with lawyers before, until I was involved in an accident. I wasn't sure if I even had a case, but I'll tell you what, Joe was there for me every step of the way. He was open, honest and caring. He answered all my questions and was always there for me when I needed him. He ensured me he would take care of everything and not to worry, and he did! I couldn't have asked for a better settlement or lawyer. He went above and beyond!!!!" Danny S.