Gershon, Willoughby and Getz, LLC Reports on the Prevalence of Birth Injuries
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(Baltimore, MD) RightDiagnosis.com reports seven of every 1,000 babies born in the United States suffer a birth injury. This works out to 28,000 victims per year, 538 per week or three per hour. One baby is one baby too many, however, and parents need to know there is help when they find their child has been harmed in this manner. Gershon, Willoughby and Getz, LLC ( truly understands the impact a birth injury has on a family, as the majority of their law partners have graduated from medical school.
“We understand the medical and legal ramifications of the injury, along with the hurt, devastation and confusion of the child’s loved ones. Parents need to recognize they only have one opportunity to state their case in court, thus they need someone who truly comprehends all aspects of the case. We feel attorneys trained in both medicine and the law have a substantial leg up in this regard, which is why many individuals turn to us,” Dr. Zev Gershon of medicalmalpracticedoctors.com explains.
Birth injuries range in severity from mild to critical. Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and Group B strep are only a few of the injuries a family may be dealing with. The injury may be the result of an inappropriate delivery method, a failure on the part of medical providers to provide oxygen when needed, realize the baby is in distress and provide timely care or numerous other things. In all birth injury cases, it first needs to be determined if there was anything a health care provider could have or should have done to prevent the injury.
“There are situations where a birth injury is not preventable. The key is to know when this is the case, and this requires a thorough investigation. This is where are medical training is instrumental. Most lawyers have to rely on medical experts to assist in this area, yet this isn’t the case when a family chooses to work with us, thanks to our training,” Gershon continues.
Common causes of birth injuries include the incorrect or inappropriate use of certain medical tools or medications, a failure to timely deliver a baby by caesarean or a failure to determine if a fetus is in distress. There are numerous other causes for preventable birth injuries. If it is determined that indeed a physician or medical provider acted in a negligent fashion resulting in a serious life long disability for the child, an appropriate financial sum must be determined to compensate for these very expensive life long injuries thereby guaranteeing the family can provide the best care for the child.
“We believe our medical training is of great help when obtaining compensation for our clients. In fact, we have recorded a number of multi-million dollar verdicts for clients, as we know how to explain a complex birth injury case to juries. Furthermore, we understand the full panarama of expenses a family will incur when their child suffers an injury of this magnitude. The pursuit of these cases in court is very expensive when factoring in lawyer time and the expense of required experts, as a result, we front all expenses and we don’t charge clients until the case is won. If we do not win, the client owes nothing. Contact us today for a free consultation. We want to help you during this difficult time irrespective of what any doctor may have told you about your case,” Gershon announces.
About Gershon, Willoughby and Getz, LLC:
Dr. Zev Gershon, Esq. founded the practice and brought in staff with nearly 70 cumulative years of helping victims and their family recover following a medical injury. Medical training remains a critical part in recovering fair and appropriate compensation for clients, thus the majority of the firm’s partners have graduated from medical school. This detail, the firm’s successful track record and the fact the firm focuses solely on medical malpractice allows it to stand out. If there is no recovery, there is no fee or expense.
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