Welcoming a new baby into the world is one of the most precious and memorable moments in life. However, when an avoidable error occurs before, during or after delivery, and harms an innocent child, the emotional devastation, financial burden and prospect of lifelong challenges can be devastating to the entire family.
As trial counsel in a 2015 case involving a newborn baby, Sean Leventhal helped his client obtain the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Colorado: $17.8 million. To learn more about how our experienced Denver birth injury lawyers can help you and your child, contact Leventhal Sar LLC today by completing the form on this page or calling (303) 515-7355 to discuss your case for free. We welcome clients from Aurora, Cherry Creek and throughout Colorado.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
Tragically, despite medical advancements, birth injuries occur every day due to carelessness, inexperience and negligence. Approximately 3 percent of all births involve serious injuries, often the result of problems that occur during a mother’s pregnancy, labor or delivery. Common types of birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Traumatic brain injury
- Water birth injury
- Undiagnosed infection
- Lack of oxygen to the brain (hypoxia)
- Shoulder dystocia
- Spinal cord injury
Compensation in Birth Injury Cases
Raising a healthy child is expensive. When raising a child who suffered a birth injury, you can face enormous financial challenges related to medical care, assistive equipment and home or vehicle modifications. You shouldn’t be burdened with these expenses because of someone else’s actions. If a doctor or medical professional caused your child’s injuries, you may be eligible to recover compensation for:
- Long-term medical care and therapy
- Forfeit of anticipated income
- Physical and mental suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of the expected relationship with your child
Leventhal Sar LLC has extensive knowledge and experience litigating birth injury cases. We understand how complicated these cases can be and the emotional toll they can take on families. Our specialized resources can provide your case with the legal and medical expertise you need to determine the cause of your child’s injuries and pursue the maximum compensation your family deserves.
If you live in the Aurora, Cherry Creek or Denver areas, contact our skilled birth injury lawyers today online or at (303) 515-7355 to begin building your case. We work on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid until you do.