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Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can happen for a variety of reasons, but in instances in which they are caused due to medical negligence and careless mistakes made by your healthcare provider, you have the legal right to hold the responsible party accountable.

It is perfectly natural for you and your family to feel overwhelmed while coping with the aftermath of your child’s birth injuries. Our legal firm’s mission is to bring clarity, comfort, and justice to every Ontarian in need – whether you need immediate support or ongoing representation from a qualified legal team, Oatley Vigmond can help.

If a loved one has been victimized by birth injuries, fill out the following contact form for a no-cost, no-commitment consultation to determine whether you are eligible for compensation:

Why choose Oatley Vigmond for my birth injury claim?

On average, 40-50 birth injury lawsuits begin in Canada each year. Approximately 25% of these cases are successful.

One of the main causes for an unsuccessful claim is a lack of experience. Birth injury cases require knowledge of medical and insurance frameworks, access to qualified healthcare consultants, and the ability to contend with doctor’s defense teams.

40 years of experience and professional networking to support your birth injury case

Oatley Vigmond brings over 40 years of experience dealing with catastrophic birth injuries and medical malpractice, including:

  • Brachial plexus (also known as Erb’s palsy or shoulder dystocia)
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Anoxia
  • Bone fractures
  • Hypoxia
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Facial paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fetal lacerations
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Delayed recognition of fetal distress
  • Failure to assess
  • Improper use of forceps, and more

Many of our lawyers are Certified Litigation Specialists by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the only body that governs Ontario’s lawyers ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have the experience and specialized medical knowledge that a lawyer needs to handle such a case properly. We have a proven track record for advocating and winning medical malpractice cases involving compromised babies.

After four decades defending families whose loved ones suffered birth injuries, we have built a strong network of multidisciplinary experts to support your case. Whether you need a second opinion or a psychological assessment to quantify your pain and suffering, we can help – our lawyers and support staff work side by side to offer the highest level of legal guidance to see through to a successful settlement.

The Oatley Vigmond Approach – Putting people first

Experience and network assets aside, we believe the Oatley Vigmond approach is what truly sets our firm apart.

From first call to final contact, our legal representatives and support staff are devoted to your family’s physical, mental, and financial well-being, both in and out of court. We will support you for the duration of your case, assisting you with immediate and ongoing needs – whether that involves assembling your rehabilitative care team, scheduling appointments and transportation, or simply helping with paperwork is entirely up to you.

How much will my birth injury claim cost?

Birth injuries place serious financial burdens on families already struggling with the physical and emotional costs of their accidents.

Depending on the severity of the birth injury in question, treatment may be a primary expense. Though bruising and minor lacerations heal quickly when left untreated, more serious birth injuries such as brachial palsy, Caput succedaneum, and perinatal asphyxia may require intensive procedures, ongoing rehabilitation, and accessibility modifications to the home.

For families stricken by the wrongful death of a newborn, funeral expenses may seem inconsequential given the weight of their loss. Nonetheless, these costs must be covered. Funeral expenses can be difficult to manage in the wake of your family’s tragedy, especially with the loss of wages that often occurs during the grieving process.

Having worked with victims and their families for over 40 years, Oatley Vigmond’s legal team understands the mental, physical, and financial costs associated with birth injuries, which is why we offer free consultations and do not collect service fees until your claim is successful.

Though the exact cost of birth injury claims varies case by case, our promise to waive all legal fees in the event of an unsuccessful claim ensures your family receives qualified legal representation without any financial risk.  

What will I receive if my birth injury claim is successful?

Since every case is different, no single answer exists. The size of your settlement or verdict depends on numerous factors that will be discussed during your free consultation.

That said, our legal team approaches every case with the goal of securing our clients’ financial futures. This means covering the costs of the birth injury, treatment/rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and any lost wages so your family can focus on their physical and emotional recovery.

You can review some of our personal injury law firm’s landmark settlements and verdicts here.

Consult a Lawyer for your Birth Injury Claim – No Cost, No Commitment

Medical malpractice resulting in birth injury is a complicated issue, and you probably have lots of questions.

Our personal injury lawyers will review your case for free, with no commitments.

Call toll free at 1-888-662-2481 or visit our contact page to book a consultation.

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