The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson M.D., J.D. Click here to connect to our office instantly
Understand the breakdown of a medical malpractice claim Learn how having an attorney who is also a physician can make all the difference Fill out our free consultation form and get started today
Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Subscribe to our blog feed
 Follow us on Google Plus
Medical Malpractice Blog
Areas of Practice
Bile Duct Injuries
Birth Injuries
Hospital & Doctor Negligence
Surgical Errors
Medication Errors
Diagnosis Errors
Spinal Cord Injuries
Contact Us

Birth Injury Cases Still Uncommon, Despite Recent High-Profile Cases

Recently, a number of large verdicts and settlements involving birth injuries have been thrust into the media spotlight. Many of these high-profile cases have resulted in eight-figure compensation awards. Although there has been a recent stream of large claims, legal experts state that birth injury cases are still relatively uncommon and that they are among the most challenging for lawyers, plaintiffs, and defendants. Birth injury cases demand the attention of proven medical malpractice lawyers.

Several of the high-profile cases awarding eight-figure verdicts have come from Pennsylvania, including a $55 million verdict in Lehigh County and a $32.8 million verdict in Chester County. These cases, according to legal professionals, are not the norm. In fact, the number of birth injury cases may even be declining nationally – in part due to increased safety protocol and improved medical technology. Some experts claim that there are fewer birth injury cases than in the previous decade.

What's as equally attention grabbing as the large verdicts themselves are the profound and tremendously troubling stories of the victims and families who are forced to endure the often long-term consequences of a birth injury. The recent cases which have fetched the largest verdicts have all involved permanent damages to newborns which forever change the futures of these families. The fact that these injuries and repercussions were preventable also makes them all the more troubling.

Viewed through the filter of fairness and justice in the law, the recent stream of large verdicts – as well as the fact that these tragedies are not as common as the media may lead one to believe – is somewhat positive. A victory for victims and families affected by these tragedies and increased awareness from their publicity can play a significant role in creating change that leads to better health care practices and fewer birth injuries.

For more information about pursuing a birth injury claim with an experienced Washington, DC medical malpractice attorney, call The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates at 202-684-2889.