Birth Injury Lawyers in Baltimore, MD
Providing for Children & Families in Maryland
While cerebral palsy is one of the most common birth injuries, it is far from the only type of harm that a newborn child can suffer from. Deliveries are complicated and chaotic events, and the wrong split-second decision can affect a child and a family for a lifetime. If your child has suffered a birth injury as a result of a doctor or nurse’s negligent decision, you have the right to hold them responsible for the costs that your child and family will endure in the present and future. When it comes to high-stakes cases, you need to call The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A. Our approach is about winning the largest jury award possible for our clients—and we’ve done it time and time again.
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How Do Birth Injuries Occur?
Birth injuries can occur for a variety of different reasons, but most stem from either severe injury to the head or damage to one of several vital nerve junctions. Newborn baby bodies are incredibly fragile; sometimes even emerging from the birth canal can be too traumatic for some children to endure.
Some of the more common birth injuries include:
Erb’s Palsy –
A condition of the shoulder than can affect arm movement and sensation
Shoulder Dystocia –
A difficult birthing situation that can cause severe damage to the nerves, tendons, and muscles in a newborn
Brachial Plexus Palsy –
A disabling condition to a vital nerve junction that can cause several movement and sensation problems
Birth Asphyxia –
A common birth situation whereby a newborn cannot get enough oxygen
Kernicterus caused by Jaundice –
A common condition in newborns, Kernicterus is a type of brain damage which results from Jaundice.
Each of these conditions can be prevented by vigilant natal care specialists. Unfortunately, many babies suffer injuries that could have been prevented. If your child has suffered any of these injuries it is important to know about your rights.
Birth Injuries at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Was your child delivered at Johns Hopkins Hospital by negligent doctors? At The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A., we help clients hold Johns Hopkins accountable for not meeting the legal standard of care. We have successfully faced Johns Hopkins before in court, so you can entrust your case to us.
Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the oldest and most revered hospitals in the United States. Associated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the medical center is praised for its innovative approach and training of young doctors. However, due to a number of factors—including the high volume of patients—Johns Hopkins has faced numerous allegations of medical malpractice, notably those involving birth injuries. The volume of allegations has become such an issue that medical officials are urging the hospital to take part in a statewide birth injury fund.
This fund would encourage the parents of injured newborns to bypass a suit and receive settlement from the fund. Medical officials explicitly state this fund would be to lessen the financial burden of lawsuits by offering families smaller settlements in exchange for not pursuing a claim. At The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A., we appreciate that the fund may help some families get immediate benefits, but we believe severe injuries deserve to be answered with large jury awards, and that’s what we aim for with every case. Our firm does not settle for less than what our clients deserve.
Birth Injury at George Washington University Medical Center
Birth injuries are devastating and often result in lifelong disability and exorbitant costs. If your child was badly delivered at George Washington University Medical Center, you may have a valid claim. At The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A., we have extensive experience representing clients against this and other large hospitals in the region. You deserve to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable—let our birth injury attorneys help you seek compensation.
George Washington University Hospital has existed for nearly 200 years and was Washington D.C’s first general hospital. Its current facility was opened in 2002 and promised to provide the nation’s capital with top-of-the-line medical technology and practice. It treats a diverse group of patients, from local residents to visiting heads of state.
However, its size and history does not protect it from medical malpractice.
Cases in the last 10 years have charged the hospital with inferior care, inattentive observation, and failure to administer necessary medical care in a timely manner. When hospitals are negligent, the cost is often measured in human lives. Every facility is legally mandated to provide a reasonable standard of care. If your child was delivered at George Washington Hospital and suffered injuries as a result, you have the right to hold at-fault parties responsible.
Why Work with The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A.?
Our attorneys have been described as “pit bulls” in the courtroom—and we take that as a compliment. When we take on a case, we intend to win. Some of the largest companies and organizations know our name because they know that we come ready to fight. Attorney Snyder and our team don’t prepare for show. We are seasoned litigators you can trust.
Other reasons you should work with our firm:
- Well-known and praised by judges and juries.
- You do not pay a cent unless we win your case.
- We take on relatively few cases to maximize our focus.
- Our approach is ethical, aggressive, creative, and effective.
Contact the experienced birth injury trial attorneys at The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A. today for a free consultation.