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Birth Injuries
Birth Injuries

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Birth Injuries — Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury Attorneys

What could be more wonderful that the birth of your child? The anticipation, planning, and months of excitement all lead up to a single moment. This should be a joyful occasion. Sadly, for some families, a healthcare provider’s negligence can turn your child’s birth into an event of uncertainty, loss, and devastation.

Before your child is born – and at every stage during your labor – you are entitled to the best care available. Doctors, nurses, and attending hospital staff all have a duty to provide a standard of care that holds you and your baby’s health as the top priority. Unfortunately, busy hospitals, inept personnel, and faulty equipment sometimes result in preventable birth injures.

Birth injuries are considered medical malpractice if it can be proven that the doctor or attending hospital staff failed to anticipate and properly treat the unique problems that led to your child’s birth injury.

How Birth Injuries Happen

Birth injury can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Lack of oxygen
  • Too much medication
  • Improper fetal monitoring
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress
  • Improper use of delivery equipment
  • Too much force incorrectly applied to the baby
  • Failure to detect prenatal infection or another medical condition

If your child was born with an injury that you believe could have been prevented, you have a right to seek compensation for your child’s future. Medical expenses, specialized therapy and schooling, and other financial considerations should all be taken into account in a birth injury case.

How Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Can Help

Norfolk birth injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley are dedicated to helping families who have suffered from the negligent actions of healthcare providers. By working with a team of medical experts, we can comb over every detail of your prenatal care and delivery, spotting any instance of negligence and following through with the necessary evidence to construct a strong case on your behalf.

We know how we would feel if our own children suffered a birth injury, and that empathy drives us to fight tooth and nail to secure the maximum amount of compensation that your child and your family is owed. You can trust that your birth injury case is in capable and committed hands at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.

If your child suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with Norfolk birth injury lawyers John Cooper or Jim Hurley.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, representing injured victims throughout Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, and the Hampton Roads area. (Please be sure to schedule an appointment before visiting our Virginia Beach location.)

John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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