Birth Injury

Birth Injuries Impact Families

No parent should ever have to endure the traumatic, stressful situation of their newborn baby  suffering birth trauma, brain damage, or other catastrophic birth injuries caused by avoidable obstetrical, neonatal, or hospital negligence.

Birth injury cases are complex and complicated. Our team will vigorously investigate and prepare your family’s birth injury case by obtaining the best medical experts and educating themselves on the medical and legal aspects of the case. We are committed to seeking justice  for the victims of birth injury and their families.

Our Birth Injury Attorneys

Jacob D. Diesselhorst

Shea Bracken

Brenda Doroteo

Standing With You. Standing For Justice.

At Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, our birth injury team understands the medical and legal aspects of birth injury cases, but we also understand the challenges our clients will face with the daily and future care of their child that has been catastrophically injured due to the negligence of a hospital, or doctor during labor and delivery. 

Our team is equipped with the knowledge and experience to help you obtain justice for your child and the compensation you deserve.

Labor & Delivery Errors

Birth injury is when a baby is severely injured during labor and delivery due to the negligence of the hospital labor and delivery team.

Lack of Oxygen

Lack of oxygen during labor to a baby can cause a type of brain damage called Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). HIE can cause life-altering injury for the baby such as cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, and permanent disabilities.

Placental Problems

The placenta provides oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the fetus during pregnancy through the umbilical cord. 

Errors in Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

Failure to identify fetal heart rate patterns signaling that the baby is not getting enough oxygen during labor is a common cause of birth injury.

Failure to Perform a Timely C-Section

If a baby develops complications late in pregnancy or during labor, doctors, and hospitals need to be proactive to protect the health of the baby and prepare for a C-section.

Dedicated to Justice

Pregnancy and childbirth should be a time of celebration. But it can turn into a painful and chaotic time for you and your family if your baby is severely injured at birth. There can be long-lasting financial and emotional damages if your baby suffers a severe birth injury, so you and your family will need financial and emotional support to help you with this difficult time.  

At Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, we understand that money does not change the severe injury that happened to your baby during labor and delivery. But your courage to fight for your child and to hold those responsible accountable may change the behavior of the doctors and hospitals, ensuring that another family in the future will not suffer too. We are dedicated to standing with you to fight for that justice