Birth Injury

Injuries that occur before, during or immediately after childbirth are known as Birth Injuries or Birth Induced Traumas.  After sustaining a Birth Injury, what should be an intimate and wonderful moment can be a confusing and scary time when contemplating how your life and your child’s life will be affected due to the negligence of the medical care providers.    When a medical care provider’s conduct falls below the standard of care and causes an injury, the future is very unclear- likelihood of recovery is unknown, and the costs of long-term disability care can be astronomical.  There are potential legal remedies to help with the expenses for what you can see now and what is likely in the future.


At Simon Greenstone Panatier, we are compassionate trial lawyers who fight to uncover the truth about what happened to cause your current nightmare.  We investigate the conduct of the doctors, midwives, nurses and hospitals to determine if the conduct of any of those fell below the standard of care and caused your injuries.  Integral in our role as attorneys and counselors at law is to provide advice on the legal requirements to prove a Birth Injury claim, assess the facts that apply to your claims and discuss potential recovery before taking legal action on your behalf.


Our trial lawyers have tried cases in courts all across the country and will continue to fight for the compensation our injured clients deserve to help with the costs of raising a child with disabilities.   If you feel you or your child have been injured due to the negligence of your medical care providers please call us to discuss your situation and how we may be able to help.


What are the types of Birth Injury or Birth Trauma?

Infants can suffer a number of injuries during the birth process that can be either short or long-term.  Some of these include:

  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Paralysis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Hypoxia
  • Brachial Plexus Injury

What are the common causes of Birth Injury or Birth Trauma?

Common causes of birth injuries may include, but are not limited to;

  • Negligent conduct by doctors, nurses or hospitals.
  • Defective or inoperable delivery room machinery.
  • Failure to act/improper actions taken by doctors, nurses or hospitals.

What should you do following the diagnosis of a Birth Injury?

The team at Simon Greenstone Panatier understands how personal your matter is and how important an answers are.  When families call us we move quickly to compile the applicable medical records, assess the injury and diagnosis and determine the potential current and future injury.  We strive to provide a timely answer as to the future needs of your child due to this injury and costs of such care and accommodation. We move quickly because Birth Injury actions are governed by applicable Statutes of Limitation and other limits. If a case is not brought before the passing of this time it may be impossible to seek compensation for you and your child.

What is the cost to speak to an attorney?

At Simon Greenstone Panatier we do not believe a person’s right to justice should be dependent on their financial means. We fight for our clients on a contingent fee basis meaning there is no charge for our time to consult on a potential case and our clients do not owe us a fee unless we prevail on your claims against those that caused your injuries.