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 children.

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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 would look for these 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 an infant is in danger. If hospital staff fails to respond appropriately or quickly to an emergency, they may be liable for the damage done to your child.

For over 70 years, Fieger Law has been winning cases against hospitals and doctors who didn’t do their job—and allowed babies to pay the price for their negligence.