There are few things in life more heart-wrenching than seeing your children in pain, or worse, losing them to accident, injury, or illness. As a parent, you’d do anything to protect your child from harm. Unfortunately, accidents can occur when a mother and child are at their most vulnerable – during childbirth.

While birth injury rates have declined over the last 20 years, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) reports that as of 2012, roughly 2 of every 1,000 live births resulted in birth injury(opens in a new tab) (not including infant deaths). Considering that an estimated 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year, this would mean about 8,000 newborns suffer birth injuries annually on average.

If you’re one of the thousands of parents that had the happiest day of your life shattered by an avoidable birth injury, you deserve justice for your family. The Ruth Law Team has the expertise to ensure that the negligent medical professionals or institutions responsible are held accountable.

As trusted birth injury lawyers, we lead the battle against doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies that will do anything to delay or outright deny your claim. Proving medical negligence in birth injury cases requires expertise, and we’re happy to offer over 40 years of experience in winning cases like yours. When you need to focus on the health and wellbeing of your family, including its newest member, we’ll do the fighting for you.

The qualified professionals at The Ruth Law Team are ready to help you secure much-needed compensation to care for your child following a birth injury. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, so that you can speak to a capable and compassionate birth injury attorney and learn more about what we can do for you.

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Our Medical Case Results

$350,000

Verdict for Improper Catheter Inserted at Nursing Home

Settlement for a victim admitted to nursing home for rehab following surgery, with expectation to return home to her husband. A catheter was inserted improperly which perforated her bladder. This… read more?
$1,200,000

Nursing Home Resident Attacked by Ants

Verdict for a nursing home resident attacked by fire ants in bed. Our client was covered in blisters on arm, neck, back & upper torso and was unable to get out of bed. No one… read more?
$250,000

Nursing Home Resident Abused & Neglected

Recovered for victim of sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$1,000,000+

Defective Hip Implant Settlements

$1,000,000+ in recoveries for defective hip implants. The cumulative recovery exceeds 1 million.
$262,500

Victim Suffers Infection After Hip Replacement

Settlement obtained for victim admitted to the hospital following infection in recently replaced hip. While in the hospital he was not appropriately turned and re-positioned and he developed a large bedsore on his back which… read more?
$840,000

Rehab Facility Death from Neglect

Settlement for resident of rehab facility caused death from malnutrition and infections from pressure sores due to neglect.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Common Causes of Birth Injury

Birth injuries can occur anywhere because medical negligence is not confined to one hospital, city, or state. When the medical professionals you trust to deliver your baby behave in a negligent manner by failing to provide proper care or acting in a way that directly harms your infant, the consequences for your family can be catastrophic.

Whether your baby suffers minor injuries, long-term medical issues like brain and spinal cord damage, or death, The Ruth Law Team is on your side. We’re dedicated to fighting for fair compensation when your family has been harmed by the negligence of others. We will represent you and your best interest and that’s a promise.

Birth injuries can take many forms. Some of the most common birth injuries resulting from medical negligence include:

While certain birth injuries can be attributed to the stresses of childbirth, others result from the negligence of medical staff. Negligence occurs when a medical professional:

In some cases, this could mean that a medical professional failed to identify or address fetal distress or properly diagnose and treat a medical condition affecting the mother. It could mean that a doctor used too much force when pulling or twisting the baby during delivery or used tools like forceps or a vacuum incorrectly.

Birth injuries can result if an emergency C-section was not performed in a timely manner or if medical staff failed to prevent or control maternal hemorrhaging. In some cases, both the infant and the mother sustain injuries during childbirth due to negligence.

Injuries that a mother may suffer due to negligence during childbirth include:

As a non-medical professional, it may be difficult for you to identify symptoms of a birth injury to your newborn baby. Some of the most common symptoms we see in injured babies are:

When your family is suffering, you need the expertise of a qualified birth injury lawyer. The Ruth Law Team can help you to determine whether medical negligence was the cause of birth injury so you can receive the compensation you need to care for your child and move on with your life. We also help mothers who have suffered as a result of medical negligence during childbirth.

Contact Our Birth Injury Attorneys

As a parent, the health and wellbeing of your child is your top priority. When your newborn is injured or dies as a result of medical negligence, The Ruth Law Team is ready to support you and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Don’t get buried under a growing pile of medical bills and the stress that they entail. Let the expert birth injury lawyers at The Ruth Law Team do what we do best — gathering evidence and negotiating a settlement — so you can focus on what’s important: Your family.

Steven and Jenna Ruth Evaluating a Personal Injury Case

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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