Toronto Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Few things are more tragic than when a baby is born into this world with a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy. These injuries are not the fault of the child, yet he or she will have to live with the consequences for the rest of their lives. Birth injuries can seriously affect the ability of a child to live a typical life, creating significant barriers for their social, academic, and professional life. However, these barriers are surmountable, given the proper encouragement and health care, and many children who were injured at birth go on to live fulfilling, normal lives. While some birth injuries are unpreventable, injuries caused by the negligence of a doctor or hospital are unacceptable.
At Mazin & Associates, PC, our Toronto birth injuries and cerebral palsy lawyers believe that mistakes made by obstetricians, hospitals, or nurses that lead to a birth injury are unjustifiable. These health professionals earn large sums of money to ensure the health of their patients. When patients are susceptible to injury it is the doctor’s duty to take extra precautions. Contact our office today at (416) 625-2122 to speak with a member of our legal team about birth injuries.
Do I Need a Birth Injury Lawyer?
The nature of a birth injury claim means that there are many details that must be investigated. Proving a birth injury case is complex and takes a significant amount of preparation. An attorney who is familiar with this type of case will be able to sort through all of the medical records and put forth the best case possible for you to recover. Ordinarily, to prove the precise cause of a birth injury, medical experts will need to provide their opinions and testimony. It is best to retain a lawyer who can find and work with the necessary medical experts who will help to prove your case. It is not wise to attempt to represent yourself since the medical providers you may sue will have sophisticated legal representation. A lawyer can negotiate and litigate effectively on your behalf.
Why Choose Mazin & Associates, PC to Handle My Case?
At Mazin & Associates, PC, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality representation possible. This means that we put your best interests first and strive to keep you informed regarding the status of your case.
Since founding Mazin & Associates, PC, Gary Mazin has spent over a decade practicing law. His focus has been on injured people, including birth injury cases. Mazin & Associates, PC has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of clients through our focused, effective advocacy. We are proud of our Better Business Bureau A+ rating. In addition to winning cases and acquiring significant settlement for our clients, we are known to be empathetic and to truly care about our clients.
We take care of our clients by working only on a contingency basis. This allows you to readjust to your life following a birth injury, knowing that you will not owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you. An initial case consultation is available for free so that we can help you understand the options available to you in your case, risk-free.
Types of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can affect a child before, during, or immediately after birth. The types of injuries a child may suffer and which we may be able to assist you with include the following:
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Meconium aspiration
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Detached Placenta
- Uterine Rupture
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
- Perinatal Asphyxia
- Caput Succedaneum
- Untreated jaundice, which can cause Kernicterus
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
- Bell’s Palsy
Although most medical professionals take great care to make sure that a baby is born healthy, there are a number of mistakes that can occur during the process. Medical professionals may not be up to date on the best techniques to use or they may make mistakes during the labor and delivery process. Regardless of the cause of the medical provider’s negligence, we are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Leading Causes of Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy
Many things can go awry during the nine long months of pregnancy. However, it is the obstetrician’s duty to protect the health of a newborn child. Many expecting mothers rely on the advice of their doctor to ensure the safety of their child. Unfortunately, there are many instances every year when obstetricians fail to provide adequate knowledge or medical care necessary to create a healthy baby. There are numerous causes of birth injuries and cerebral palsy. Some of the most common causes include:
- Improper diet during pregnancy
- Insufficient blood flow to baby’s brain
- Shaking babies
- Mistakes during labour and delivery
- Negligence of obstetrician
- Inadequate care given by nurses
Birth injuries can have lifelong consequences, leaving a newborn to begin life with challenges that many of their peers will never have to face.
Cerebral palsy is perhaps the most common of all birth injuries, affecting thousands of children every year. Victims of cerebral palsy suffer impaired muscle movement and motor skills for years as they learn to cope with their injury.
Cerebral palsy is often caused by insufficient amounts of oxygen reaching the brain of the newborn before birth. The oxygen supply can be interfered with by:
- Premature separation of the placenta (abruptio placenta)
- Placental cord being wrapped around the neck of a fetus
- Umbilical cord prolapse
- Unusual position of the baby in the birth canal
- Labour that is too long
- Contractions that are too strong
There are myriad other reasons a child may be born with cerebral palsy. If your child sustained a birth injury, it is important to investigate whether or not it was preventable.
Contact a Toronto Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
If you or someone you know has a child suffering from a birth injury because of a doctor’s negligence, it is unjust for your family to face these consequences alone. Mazin & Associates, PC works with top medical and future cost of care professionals to determine the causes, extent of injury, and prognosis of each child. We will consult with qualified experts to determine how and why your baby was injured. We will work closely with you and guide you and your family through a complicated birth injury and cerebral palsy case by working with our team of experts to analyze what happened and determine who is responsible for the birth injuries. We will work tirelessly to obtain maximum compensation for you and your family.
At Mazin & Associates, PC, our Toronto cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyers believe that obstetricians who do not follow correct medical procedures and increase the likelihood of a birth injury should face legal action. Our lawyers are ready to fight for you and your child to recover the compensation that your family may need. If your child has suffered harm caused by a health care provider’s mistake, contact our offices today at (416) 625-2122 to speak with our legal professionals and schedule your free consultation. You pay no fees until your case is won or settled.