Feldman Shepherd’s birth and neonatal injury practice group is led by a team of some of the nation’s most respected trial lawyers. We have a proven history of record-breaking multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for the families of children injured by doctor, hospital, and nursing mistakes. These injuries typically manifest as serious, life-long conditions, most commonly cerebral palsy, and are often caused by:
Birth injury cases are notoriously complex and require extensive medical and legal experience. Our birth and neonatal practice group includes a former emergency room doctor and two registered nurses, all of whom are now practicing attorneys. Our lawyers and support staff work as a team, mobilizing a detailed and intimate understanding of the issues your family is facing and offering resources to support you throughout the litigation. We perform all necessary legal and medical research, and regularly consult with highly regarded and nationally prominent experts, with our firm advancing all litigation costs so you never incur any out-of-pocket expense.
The Feldman Shepherd birth and neonatal injury attorneys prosecute these and other claims involving devastating harm to infants, and have successfully handled hundreds of cases throughout the country. At trial, our birth injury lawyers recently obtained a $78.5 million verdict for a three-year-old child who suffers from severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy as a result of a delayed emergency cesarean section delivery. Our team also secured a $20 million pretrial settlement on behalf of a family whose child developed kernicterus and cerebral palsy due to the healthcare providers’ failure to appropriately treat his severe hyperbilirubinemia. The attorneys at Feldman Shepherd also negotiated a $16 million settlement in an obstetric malpractice case, in which the baby suffered permanent brain damage due to cord prolapse during delivery. These are just a few of the many multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements our trial lawyers have achieved in this area.
We understand the impact a birth trauma or injury has on a family; that is why our main priority is providing exceptional personal service to meet the special needs of each one of our clients, including the tiniest ones.