Birth Injuries

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Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury. 

Hold Hospitals Accountable For Your Birth Injuries

Medical malpractice related to pregnancy and childbirth can have devastating lifelong consequences for children who suffer birth injuries. Medical negligence throughout pregnancy or during labor and delivery, failure to diagnose a problematic condition, failure to adequately monitor changes and progress, failure to identify fetal distress, and failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner in cases of breech birth and other labor and delivery problems are all examples of malpractice that can cause serious birth injuries.

Trial attorneys at have extensive experience representing children and parents whose children were harmed by negligent or inadequate medical care. Our law firm has developed the resources and the relationships with medical experts to build strong cases and to determine and effectively demonstrate liability in birth injury cases.

Types Of Birth Injuries And Their Risks

Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen during delivery, can cause brain damage, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Inadequate response to shoulder dystocia during delivery can cause fetal asphyxia, seizures, brachial plexus palsy and bone fractures. Each of these conditions represents an enormous economic burden on families over a lifetime.

While no amount of money can compensate for injury to a child, our lawyers are committed to securing full and fair coverage for all damages and losses, including long-term disability care and other medical expenses that frequently are not adequately covered by insurance. We understand that effective representation in birth injury cases requires not only exceptional trial skills, but also the ability to respond to worried and grieving parents.

We Can Fight For Your Best Possible Recovery

Throughout our personal injury practice, we devote our full personal attention to every case we accept. Our clients benefit from our long experience, our firm’s resources and reputation, and our depth of legal knowledge. If your child suffered an injury during birth, we can help. We invite you to contact our law offices today.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.



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& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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