Birth Injury

Welcoming a new child into the family is a joyous event. When the hopes and expectations for birth are tempered by panic — medical professionals acting urgently to respond after something goes wrong — parents are left with many unanswered questions. While the new life is precious, the reality of Personal Injury can be devastating for families.

Birth injury is a general term. It refers to physical and cognitive trauma experienced by a newborn prior to, during or just after birth. In many cases, upon learning of their child's condition, parents are not given full details about what happened. The many medical unknowns add to the stress of anticipating life for a child with challenges and who may require long-term care.

Gluckstein Lawyers can help. We are here for your family, to provide ongoing support and information about your options. With legal and medical connections throughout Ontario, we can help you to access the support you and your child need, now and for the future.

Legal Options For Childbirth Medical Claims

Before a child is born, doctors should note any risk factors for a difficult childbirth. Knowing ahead of time can help medical teams to take steps to protect the baby and mother. Unfortunately, a lack of oxygen (hypoxia) during birth can result in an eventual diagnosis of cerebral palsy, or if a baby is stuck in the birth canal during delivery, he or she may suffer a brachial plexus injury. In these cases, doctors and medical professionals might have done more to prevent birth injury. When they have failed to do so, legal action might be appropriate.

At Gluckstein Lawyers, your family is our first concern. We want to give you the tools to build a full life with your child. Our Toronto-based lawyers for birth injury cases are committed to advocating for you, in court and in the medical system.

Contact Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers

To learn more about our practice, call us at 416-408-4252 in Toronto, 905-228-6169 in the Niagara region or 1-866-308-7722 toll free. You can also contact us online. Consultations are free of charge, and we take no legal fees until we settle your case.