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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

If a doctor or other medical professional is negligent or fails to provide the level of care expected of them, infants can suffer catastrophic injuries that change their lives in an instant. If your baby is a victim of a medical practitioner’s mistakes before, during, or after delivery, you need compassionate and attentive legal representation to demand the financial support your family deserves.

The Jackson, MS, birth injury lawyers at NST Law know how birth injuries can affect parents and want to help you pursue justice. We approach these cases with the utmost care and sensitivity while aggressively advocating for your family. We will fight for the maximum compensation to provide the medical care and future assistance your baby needs. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with our team today.

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Understanding Birth Injuries

Birth injuries happen when something goes wrong during labor and delivery, which leads to lasting consequences for the baby and family. Common birth injuries include:

  • Head trauma
  • Nerve damage
  • Skeletal injuries
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Facial injuries

While some birth injuries cannot be avoided, others are caused by negligence. Doctors and other medical professionals have a legal duty to uphold a minimum standard of care for patients, including mothers in labor and newborn babies. When they do not fulfill their legal obligation, patients pay the price. Potential causes of birth injuries that our neonatal injury lawyers have seen include:

  • Medical and hospital negligence
  • Failure to see the baby is in distress
  • Complications caused by improper use of delivery tools
  • Incorrect pulling on a baby’s head, neck, or shoulders during delivery
  • Failure to treat immediate injuries or infections
  • Failure to perform a necessary emergency C-section
  • Failure to prevent or control bleeding

If you or your baby have been injured due to these forms of medical malpractice, a birth injury settlement lawyer at NST Law can help. 

Why Choose Our Jackson, MS, Birth Injury Attorneys?

With more than 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law in Jackson, NST Law strives to provide personalized representation and meaningful results for our clients. When it comes to birth injuries, we work to address your needs, concerns, and goals to reach the best possible outcome for your case. We also offer birth trauma legal guidance for parents dealing with the devastating consequences of a birth injury.

As Champions for the Injured, we pride ourselves on successfully representing families in Jackson and throughout Mississippi with compassion, respect, and unwavering dedication. Call the Champs to schedule a free case evaluation with a Jackson, MS, pediatric injury lawyer.

Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can range from minor and temporary to catastrophic and permanent. Unfortunately, some victims of serious birth injuries may need long-term care and assistance for the rest of their lives. Medical mistakes during labor and delivery can lead to these common birth injuries:

  • Brachial palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb palsy
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Severe bruising
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Bone injuries, including skull fractures and broken collarbones
  • Paralysis 

If you believe medical negligence led to your baby’s birth injury, contact NST Law in Jackson today. We are here to make sure you know your full legal rights and options.

Legal Services Offered at NST Law

With a skilled legal team of over 30 skilled attorneys and 120 support staff members, NST Law offers comprehensive legal services that focus on client care. When you work with our team, we provide:

  • A free initial consultation to discuss your case
  • A thorough investigation of what happened to your child
  • Meticulous collection of medical records and other evidence
  • Connections with expert witnesses to build your case
  • Settlement negotiations with health care providers and insurance companies
  • When necessary, trial representation in court

Our newborn medical malpractice attorneys are a phone call away. Schedule your free case review today to learn more about our legal services in Jackson, MS.

Proving Hospital Negligence

In some cases, the hospital where your baby was delivered may be liable for your damages. Things that may amount to hospital negligence include:

  • Inadequate staffing to care for you and your baby
  • Failure to hire a qualified doctor or professional for the position
  • Negligent training or supervision
  • Lack of communication between hospital staff
  • Failure to maintain standard sanitary conditions

We have the skills and resources to take on major health care providers and big insurance companies that try to offer less than you deserve. You can count on us to conduct a thorough, independent investigation of your case and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. 

Examples of Medical Negligence Involving Hospitals

One case in 2018 involved a delayed C-section, with the child later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The parent sued the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for medical negligence that led to her son’s severe brain injuries. As a result, a jury awarded the family $183 million in damages, which was the largest verdict in Pennsylvania to date. 

Another example of negligence arose between an Illinois family and the Sarah Bush Lincoln Center. In this case, a child suffered brain damage after the mother’s placental separation restricted oxygen to the baby. The nurses on duty failed to take action when they needed to, which led to mild cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and seizures. The family took the case to court and got $40 million in damages

In another case, a doctor used forceps during delivery without the mother’s consent. The excessive pulling caused the infant’s brain to separate from the spinal cord, ultimately leading to the baby’s death 14 days later. Our own team developed a strong case with the help of medical experts, witnesses, and an economist to determine the total financial loss to the parents. Before the trial date, our attorneys secured a significant confidential settlement for our clients.

Average Compensation for Birth Injuries

If your baby suffered a birth injury caused by medical malpractice, your family may be entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are financial losses caused by the injury. Non-economic damages are the non-tangible ways you have suffered. Among other things, you may receive compensation for things like:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home modifications
  • Special education
  • Medications
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Wrongful death 

The specific amount you can claim will depend on the severity of the birth injury and the extent of your damages. Working with our experienced Jackson, MS, birth injury attorneys can help your family pursue fair compensation for your child.

Client Testimonials and Case Results

Our case results speak for themselves. NST Law has recovered more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our glowing reviews further attest to the high quality of our services. See what our client testimonials have to say about working with our team and how we can help you fight for fair compensation.

Legal Resources and Information

As you deal with the traumatic aftermath of a birth injury, remember that you are not alone. Along with our legal guidance and support, here are resources to help you learn more about your options and how you can move forward:

Birth Injury FAQs

Here are frequently asked questions that many parents have after a birth injury, with answers from our perinatal negligence lawyers. 

How Do I Know if My Child’s Injury Was Preventable?

If you suspect negligence caused your baby’s birth injury, consult a trusted medical professional for a second opinion. You can also work with a skilled birth injury lawyer. Our attorneys will investigate to determine what led to your child’s injury and have the resources to consult and retain qualified medical experts.

Can I Sue if My Child Suffered a Birth Injury?

You may have grounds to take legal action if your doctor or the hospital was negligent in their care. If you can prove negligence, you may recover significant compensation.

What Is the Most Common Type of Birth Injury?

According to one study, the most common sites for birth trauma can include the head, neck, and shoulders. 

Contact Our Jackson, MS, Birth Injury Lawyers

When you’re ready to take the next steps toward justice and accountability for your child, NST Law is ready to help. We provide high-quality legal representation in birth injury claims throughout Mississippi. Call (601) 362-5222 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation with a skilled birth injury lawyer today.

NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich

Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

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Client Successes
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.