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Birth Injuries

Maryland Birth Injury Lawyer

Did You Suffer a Labor and Delivery Injury? Call Us for Experienced Representation!

When even one member of a birth team is negligent, childbirth can turn tragic. Yet these medical professionals and the institutions they work for often attempt to cover up their mistakes—no matter how egregious they may be.

At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, we advocate for injured mothers, children, and families. We are known for relentlessly and successfully fighting to get them answers, closure, and compensation in the wake of unspeakable tragedies.

Let our Maryland birth injury attorneys help you and your family. Take advantage of our:

  • Free, confidential consultations
  • Award-winning legal representation
  • 24/7 availability to answer any questions you may have
  • Contingency fees, which means there are zero fees unless we win
  • Compassionate guidance informed by over 30 years of experience

No family should have to live through tragedy because of the negligent actions of an OB-GYN, nurse, midwife, or any other medical provider. That’s why we take on both big and small cases. For your convenience, we have offices in Waldorf, Bowie, Frederick, Prince Frederick, Lexington Park, and Rockville.

Call (301) 812-4777 today for a free consultation. Our birth injury lawyers fight for clients injured in Maryland and Washington DC.

What Is a Birth Injury?

A birth injury is any injury resulting before, during, or right after childbirth. Either the mother or baby may suffer these injuries; in many cases, both are injured.

Unfortunately, birth injuries are frequently the result of medical negligence such as:

  • Failure to monitor fetal distress
  • Failure to monitor a prolonged labor
  • Failure to order an emergency C-section
  • Failure to assess or consider a mother’s or baby’s risk factors
  • Errors with medication and anesthesia, such as epidurals
  • Improper use of forceps, such as using them for too long
  • Mistakes during vacuum-assisted delivery, or vacuum extraction errors
  • Failure to safely remove a baby from the birth canal

Note that a birth injury is different from a birth defect, the latter of which most often results from alcohol or drug use, family medical history/genetics, and toxic exposure during pregnancy. There are cases in which medical negligence, or other third-party negligence, may lead to a preventable birth defect. If your child was born with an unexpected birth defect, despite having received extensive prenatal care from a health care professional, consult a Maryland birth injury attorney to learn your rights.

Common Birth Injuries: Do I Qualify for a Claim?

State law mandates that any injury caused by another’s negligence qualifies for a legal claim. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, we help clients who have suffered labor and delivery injuries such as the following:

  • Facial and limb paralysis
  • Brachial plexus injuries, including Erb’s palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Lack of oxygen
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Broken bones, such as fractured collarbones
  • Uterine rupture
  • C-section injuries
  • Placental abruption
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Preeclampsia and eclampsia
  • Vaginal tears and anal fissures
  • Infection-related injuries, from surgical site infections to mishandled sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

We also take on cases in which a birth injury resulted in infant and/or maternal death. If this happened to your family, we wish you our deepest condolences. We know that nothing can make up for such an earth-shattering loss, which is why the at-fault party must be held accountable. Learn more about your rights after bereavement here.

Recover Compensation for Your Damages

A successful legal claim can result in the recovery of your full damages. This may include, but is not limited to, compensation for the following:

  • Hospital treatment
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stays
  • Future medical treatment
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Pain and suffering, both physical and mental
  • Physical, occupational, speech, and other therapies
  • Assistive devices, such as if a birth injury resulted in a temporary or lifelong disability

Many birth injury victims are robbed of their rightful compensation by insurance companies. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, we turn the tables by utilizing our over 30 years of experience to maximize compensation for those injured. Put our strong, committed advocates on your side—we’ll bring the advantage with us.

Consult a Maryland birth injury lawyer about your rights—contact us online or at (301) 812-4777.

  • Verdict Post-Operative Complications $5,500,000
  • Birth Injury Settlement $3,750,000
  • Settlement for Delayed Surgery $2,900,000
  • Developmental Delay Birth Injury Result $2,000,000
  • Settlement for Anesthetic Error $900,000
  • Delayed Diagnosis Settlement $800,000
  • Medical Malpractice Case Resulting in Finger Amputation $335,000
  • Well done Team!

    “If you need a legal team that has your back, I encourage you to seek out Alpert, Schreyer, Poe, LCC. The firm inspired confidence during an uncertain, painful experience while eliminating risk to my family and business. Well done Team!”

    - CMCG
  • He got the results I needed.

    “After my case was confused beyond belief by another lawyer, Mike Schreyer put it back together.”

    - Former Client
  • You saved my life from potentially devastating consequences.

    “I am every grateful for your professionalism, depth of knowledge, attention to detail and genuine concern to see that my trial concluded successfully.”

    - K.K.
  • Thank you!

    “Thank you for your exceptional attention to detail, counsel and support.”

    - R.R.
  • Thank you for the professional manner in which you handled my case.

    “From start to successful completion, I felt as though you were accessible and knowledgeable about every aspect of the process and singularly instrumental in the positive result.”

    - C.R.

Why hire our firm?

Representation. Results. Recovery. 
  • Experienced Guidance

    We have over 30 years of experience serving injured clients across Maryland and DC.

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We are willing to visit injury victims at their homes if they are severely injured or bereaved.

  • No Upfront Fees

    We are so confident in our abilities that we do not charge a legal fee unless you receive compensation.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to battle any party, whether big or small, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Legal Insight

    We commit to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in Maryland injury law.

  • Esteemed Reputation

    We have a sterling reputation in the community & among our peers in the legal field.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us today. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.