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Brain damage caused by a difficult birth takes an intense emotional and financial toll on families for the rest of the child’s life. Medical care, rehabilitation, disability accommodation, safety and mobility equipment—all of this is often far too much for any family to afford. In some cases, though, families shouldn’t need to afford it—not when the brain damage is the hospital’s fault.

Since 1983, the world-famous Fieger Law has been fighting for the rights of babies injured by negligent doctors and nurses. We have secured some of the nation’s largest verdicts, including the single largest birth trauma verdict in U.S. history. Altogether, we have secured hundreds of millions for families who needed justice and medical support for their child.

Call 1-800-294-6637 for a free consultation on your case. Fieger Law can get you the answers you need while fighting for your family’s right to provide for your child without strain or uncertainty.

The Common Causes of Brain Damage During Birth

  • Twisted or knotted umbilical cords
  • Large babies or small birth canals
  • Obstructed airways
  • Placental abruption

If any of the above happened to your baby, you and your doctor will likely be looking for the symptoms of brain damage:

  • Difficulty crawling or walking
  • Missed developmental milestones
  • Difficulty eating unassisted
  • Inability to lift head while lying on stomach
  • Seizures


All of the common causes of brain damage can happen naturally—which is why doctors and nurses are trained to monitor for lack of oxygen and respond quickly when a baby is in danger. If hospital staff do not respond appropriately or quickly to an emergency, they may be held responsible for the damage that is done to your baby.

For over 30 years, our team has been winning cases against hospitals and doctors who didn’t do their job—and allowed babies to pay the price for their negligence. Call 1-800-A-WINNER for your chance to fight for your child and hold your hospital responsible.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.
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