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Obstetrical Malpractice Lawyers Toronto

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The birth of a child is meant to be a joyful time for a family. After a long nine-month pregnancy full of anticipation and excitement, a new life is expected to enter the world. Mothers take many steps to help ensure the health and well-being of their child, including regular visits with their obstetrician, family doctor or midwife, and routine tests designed to check for fetal well-being. Mothers expect these tests to be conducted thoroughly and effectively, both in the hospital or doctor’s office and in the medical laboratory, and come to rely upon their health care practitioner to guide them through a safe pregnancy and a safe delivery. During this sensitive and vulnerable time, trust is of the utmost importance.

Should that trust be violated in any way, a medical malpractice lawyer of Neinstein will guide you and your loved ones through the legal proceedings during this delicate, and difficult time.

Unfortunately, complications can and do occur. These complications can occur during pregnancy, during the labour and delivery process, or even in the hours and days following an otherwise uneventful delivery. Some common birth injuries are minor and do not result in any long-term harm, while other complications can, unfortunately, have significant long-term consequences in the form of various types of birth injuries, such as brain injury or even death. Some errors in the medical laboratory and in the delivery room are preventable, and so is the birth trauma in babies caused by these errors. These cases may constitute obstetrical malpractice.

Obstetrical malpractice is a specialized area of law, just as obstetrics is a specialized area of medicine. So, it is no surprise that obstetrical malpractice cases can be among the most complex cases to investigate and prosecute.They require an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of obstetrical malpractice and obstetrical medicine, such as fetal heart monitoring, the relevant guidelines and literature concerning monitoring and delivery, and the meaning and interpretation of brain imaging and umbilical cord blood gas analysis. The birth injury lawyers at Neinstein LLP have the knowledge needed to answer the question of whether or not you have a case for an obstetrical malpractice claim, and the wherewithal to pursue any required legal action at no upfront cost to you.

The birth injury lawyers of Neinstein LLP have established ourselves as leaders among medical malpractice law firms through years of experience dealing with  obstetrical malpractice and other specialized areas in the field, including:

  • Birth asphyxia (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy), which can cause your baby to later have seizures, multiple organ problems, and additional long-terms effects including motor disorders and developmental and speech delays;
  • Cerebral palsy, children with which may need full-time care for the entirety of their lives;
  • Brachial plexus injuries, can lead to loss of function and sensation of arms or hands;
  • Children that suffer a neonatal stroke may later develop other conditions, including cerebral palsy; and
  • Anoxic brain injury at birth may also cause cerebral palsy, and can also cause lung disease, heart disease, pneumonia, and asthma.

In these and other cases, it is possible that your child may require the attention of medical specialists, nurses, nutritionists, therapists, psychologists, and educators. Many mothers are working parents and are on leave from work for the time they are expecting their new baby, and are now faced with significant and unexpected expenses, including travel costs to attend appointments with specialists, paying for additional or full time care, and in many cases, loss of personal income due to the additional time required to properly care for their child.

As medical malpractice lawyers and birth injury lawyers at Neinstein LLP, we understand the added pressure these additional expenses can incur, which is why we have made it our mission to get you and your family immediate and direct access to all required amenities. We will work diligently to ensure you receive the proper compensation for your obstetrical malpractice or birth injury claim, and do not burden our clients with the typical upfront costs often associated with medical malpractice law firms.

It can be very difficult to quantify or calculate the cost of the care your child needs now or in the years to follow. There are several factors to consider. As your birth injury lawyers, we will endeavour to litigate your birth injury claim vigilantly to ensure that you are compensated fairly so you can provided your injured child with the care he or she needs. Every parent wants to provide a good life to his or her child, and to do so for a child that is the centre of a birth injury claim can be quite costly. We at Neinstein LLP are a team of devoted birth injury attorneys with over 45 years of experience with the litigation of medical malpractice claims. As medical malpractice lawyers, birth injury attorneys are knowledgeable, skilled, and practiced in investigating medical malpractice claims, litigating medical malpractice claims, and succeeding in securing what their clients need to afford proper care for their injured child.

In the unfortunate case where you or your child were injured during or after birth, you may have the right to pursue an obstetrical malpractice claim, a type of medical malpractice, against the hospital and/or the staff who treated you.

At Neinstein, we are proud to service all Ontarians in the field of medical malpractice.  Call our office toll free at 1-844-920-4242 or complete our online contact form to setup a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer

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