Helping When Tragedy Strikes During Or Following A Birth
Birth injuries may occur as a result of malpractice at any stage of pregnancy, birth or an infant’s care after birth. Obstetricians, obstetrical nurses, medical technicians and hospital personnel are responsible for following accepted standards of care throughout prenatal care, labor, delivery and neonatal care.
At the Honolulu law offices of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, we will take the time necessary to talk over the facts and circumstances of your baby’s birth injury as you understand them.
What Is A Birth Injury?
When a baby is injured due to negligence in the pregnancy or birthing process, parents are advised to consult a birth injury attorney to determine how that baby can be helped through a medical malpractice claim. We represent families dealing with devastating effects of birth injuries such as:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Forceps injuries
- Complications from delaying a cesarean section
- Injuries or conditions caused by an undiagnosed prenatal complication
Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks is perhaps the most well-known plaintiffs law firm in Hawaii. We have handled many high-profile injury cases, including many cases resulting in multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.
Ready To Answer Questions For You
How is birth injury compensation calculated?
A birth injury compensation looks at a great many factors when calculating a final amount. They will look to the child’s:
- Quality of life
- Possible future needs
- Medical bills
- Travel expenses
- Renovation expenses
- Home care
It is even possible your lost earnings from leaving a job to take care of your child may be part of the calculation. But that is a discussion for you and your attorney.
Get Legal Assistance From A Prominent Personal Injury Law Firm In Hawaii
Contact us to speak with a Hawaii birth injury attorney during a free initial consultation. We will take the time necessary to talk over the facts and circumstances of your baby’s birth injury as you understand them.
Attorney Rick Fried was the lead counsel in a birth injury lawsuit that resulted in a record $16.5 million verdict against U.S. Army-run Tripler Medical Center in Honolulu in 2006. A baby born there in 2005 suffered irreparable brain damage after being given carbon dioxide rather than oxygen immediately following his otherwise normal cesarean birth. Our office obtained a $9.4 million court judgment for birth injuries again in 2007. We have obtained many additional out-of-court settlements as well.
Hiring a law firm with a long track record of success in obtaining verdicts and settlements provides hope for clients who have suffered serious losses because of the negligence of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. We advocate vigorously on behalf of families with babies who have suffered brain damage caused by preventable hypoxia and other causes during pregnancy, labor or delivery.