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Birth Injury Attorney

lawyer in Virginia Beach for birth injuryParents are fiercely protective of their children. The last thing any parent wants for their child is for them to be hurt, particularly due to injuries that could have been prevented. When an expectant mother is giving birth, errors or negligence made by the medical team could lead to serious, permanent medical conditions caused by birth injuries.

At the Virginia Beach law firm of The Law Firm of Carlton F. Bennett, P.L.L.C., our attorneys work with our clients to hold doctors, nurses and other health care workers accountable for errors that cause a child to suffer a birth injury. Parents turn to us when they need a principled, aggressive attorney to help them and their child to get the compensation they need as a result of birth injuries sustained during the delivery.

Birth Injury


The plaintiff mother gave birth to a young girl with shoulder dystocia. Plaintiff mother claims that she requested a C-section delivery but the hospital claimed that she had progressed to far and that a vaginal delivery was safe. Plaintiff mother had a prior C-section birth due to complications and hospital should have known that a vaginal delivery presented risks that could have been avoided by C-section delivery. During vaginal delivery, doctors placed excessive pressure on the baby’s shoulder and the child sustained a brachial plexus injury and resulting Erb’s Palsy. Plaintiff girl had severely limited use and development of her right arm as a result of hospital’s failures.


The delivery room at a hospital can be a chaotic place, particularly when the baby is about to be born. Doctors, nurses and aides can stream in and out of the room, often without the parents knowing who they are. In this environment, it is crucial that each member of the team contributes to a successful birth. Problems that may occur can include:

  • Oxygen deprivation, which can cause brain injuries such as cerebral palsy
  • Muscle injuries, which can cause numbness or paralysis of the limbs
  • Injuries sustained during the delivery, often from medical implements used to assist with the birth
  • Medication errors involving the mother or child

This is not a comprehensive list. If you feel that your child has been affected by a birth injury, contact our firm for a free consultation. To get started, call us today at 757-486-5454 or complete and submit our online contact form. You can also view some of our past case results.

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