Episode 009: Pediatric Birth Injury: Leading Parents Through the Legal Process with Brenda Agnew and Richard Halpern

Welcome to another episode of Butter Torts, a truly Canadian legal podcast. Today, Brenda Agnew and Richard Halpern, are sharing their stories and expertise.

Brenda is a former client that now works with the Glusckstein family as a client liaison, she is the proud mother of two boys, Chase and Maclain. Her son Maclain has severe Cerebral Palsy and profound hearing loss as a result of a condition known as Kernicterus, a brain injury that results from untreated jaundice.

Richard is a senior lawyer acting exclusively for injured people in medical negligence cases, with a special focus on infants injured at or around the time of birth. Richard is known across Canada for his expertise in birth injury cases. He has more than 30 years of experience representing seriously injured people. Today he will share his insights on helping parents make decisions about choosing a law firm and understanding their lawsuit.

Today’s conversation is centered on pediatric birth injury, these cases are heart-wrenching, where lawyers have to deal with the most vulnerable, those who don’t have a voice for themselves, and also with their families with difficult dynamics resulting from the impact caused by a child who suffered a life-altering injury.