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Birth Injuries to your baby during childbirth is a parent’s worst nightmare. While childbirth has always presented risks for both infants and mothers, modern medicine has managed to eliminate the high mortality rates that have characterized pregnancy and birth throughout human history. Unfortunately, the risk of birth injuries caused by obstetricians and other medical providers’ mistakes in the delivery room is still present.

If you have reason to believe that your child suffers from the ongoing effects of fetal distress, brain damage, or other injuries caused or aggravated by the negligence of an attending physician at birth, our empathetic attorneys and staff at Hudson & Castle can help you achieve the justice you deserve.

We represent clients in cases of obstetric or hospital negligence resulting in birth injuries including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Head trauma due to improper use of forceps or other surgical instruments
  • Negligent failure to order delivery by c-section
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus or shoulder dystocia
  • Group B strep infection
  • Death of the infant or mother during childbirth

While medical malpractice in general is an underreported risk for patients of all kinds, birth injuries due to a physician’s negligence are especially likely to remain undiscovered or mischaracterized as congenital birth defects.

Our firm encourages calls from concerned parents who suspect that the negligence of an attending doctor or hospital staff member during birth might be responsible for their infant child’s disability or delayed development. The time period for filing a lawsuit for damages is normally two years from the date of the negligent act or omission resulting in injury. However, in situations where the negligence is “inherently undiscoverable,” as in many birth injury cases, the period is extended to three years. Under certain circumstances, the right to sue might continue until the child’s sixth birthday.

Well-known and respected by their colleagues in the legal profession, attorneys Bruce Hudson and Ben Castle will work to achieve justice for you and your family. Most recently Hudson and Castle achieved a $3 million jury verdict for a brachial plexus birth injury caused bu excessive traction on the baby’s head by the obstetrician. Bruce has been designated a Delaware Super Lawyer® by Philadelphia Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates. Bruce is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and was chosen by the National Trial Lawyers as one of its Top 100 Lawyers from 2011 – present. He is one of only two Delaware attorneys who are board certified by the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Ben Castle is the only Delaware-based attorney in The Inner Circle of Advocates – an invitation-only organization recognizing 100 of the Best Plaintiff Lawyers in America. For the past twenty years, Ben has been named a “Best Lawyer.” Ben is also a past president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1991. Hudson and Castle have been designated a “Top Law Firm” for 2013 and 2014 by US News and World Report.

If you feel that your child was injured prior to, or during birth as a result of a medical provider’s mistake, please contact Hudson & Castle. We provide free consultations to Delaware parents who need advice about the possibility of a civil lawsuit for damages for negligence. We offer the convenience of flexible appointments and charge you nothing unless we win or settle. We also handle cases on behalf of our clients who are Delaware residents but have been injured in nearby Pennsylvania. Please call Hudson & Castle at 302-428-8800 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, ET), or use this convenient contact form, and someone will soon be in touch with you.