Seattle Birth Injury Attorneys

Justice and Compassion for Victims of Birth Injuries in Seattle

Learning that your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence or mistakes made during labor and delivery can be a devastating experience. It can be overwhelming to come to terms with potentially lifelong medical complications, physical impairments, and emotional and financial hardships resulting from a birth injury. 

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we know it takes immense courage to seek justice for your child. Our birth injury attorneys are dedicated to providing justice and advocacy for families and victims of birth injuries in the Seattle area and throughout Washington state. Our respected legal team has the resources and experience to hold accountable the medical professionals or hospitals responsible for your child's injury. We work to be the “perfect fit” for families in need of birth injury lawyers: we are large enough to have all the resources needed to tackle the most serious cases, but small enough to maintain a close, personal connection with all our clients and tailor our representation to their particular needs and goals. 

Types of Birth Injury Cases We Can Handle

We know that navigating the legal system after your baby experiences a birth injury can be daunting. We take pride in having the depth of resources and experience to support Washington families, no matter how complex or difficult their case may be.

Our attorneys at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender are prepared to handle a wide range of birth injury cases, including:

If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence in Seattle or elsewhere in Washington, contact us online or call us at (206) 208-0318 to schedule a consultation to discuss the particulars of your case.

Our Firm Gets Results

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we understand every birth injury case is unique and requires a tailored approach. We take pride in providing personalized support and service to our clients backed up by over five decades of experience. 

Our track record of results includes the following:

  • $17 million verdict in an out-of-state birth injury/hypoglycemia case. Infant left in a permanent vegetative state after a failure to diagnose neonatal hypoglycemia.
  • $2.7 million verdict in a birth injury/shoulder dystocia (entrapment in birth canal) case. Infant has a permanently partially disabled arm.
  • $3.4 million verdict in a birth injury/neonatal resuscitation case. Infant suffers from some developmental delay and walking disabilities caused by failure to properly resuscitate following a difficult labor.
  • $1.7 million verdict/settlement in a birth injury/delayed delivery case. Child suffers from cognitive disabilities.
  • $1.5 million settlement for failure to perform a C-section to deliver a baby showing clear signs of fetal distress.

Understanding Washington's Birth Injury Statute of Limitations

In Washington, parents of children who have suffered a birth injury have a limited time period in which to file a medical malpractice claim on behalf of their injured child. This time limit is known as the medical malpractice “statute of limitations”, and courts apply the limit strictly. The statute of limitation for birth injuries in Washington is somewhat complex; many factors go into determining the particular time limit in any given case, so you should not delay in contacting an attorney to analyze that time limit. If you fail to file a suit before the time limit expires, your case can be dismissed from court.

If you have reason to believe that your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical error or negligence, it is imperative that you seek the legal guidance of an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Notwithstanding the requirements set by Washington’s medical malpractice statute of limitations, timely action can help ensure that critical evidence is available to make the strongest case possible. 

Maximizing Your Compensation for Birth Injuries in Seattle

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we understand that a birth injury can cause immense physical, emotional, and financial hardship. For families facing financial hardship due to a birth injury, financial compensation can help provide the resources they need to adequately care for their child and provide them with the best chance for a healthy and fulfilling life. It also can give them the opportunity to seek justice by holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

We are dedicated to helping families of victims seek justice and compensation for injuries caused by medical negligence or error in Seattle and throughout Washington state. Our experienced attorneys have decades of experience representing clients with birth injury cases and recovering millions in damages on their behalf. 

Parents pursuing legal action after their child has suffered a birth injury may be able to seek financial compensation for the following: 

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, behavioral therapy and other rehabilitation care needs
  • Equipment and home modification expenses
  • Travel and transportation expenses
  • Educational needs
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement or disability
  • Emotional distress 

Contact our experienced birth injury lawyers to review your case and discuss all possible recovery options available.

Your Legal Advocate for Birth Injury Cases in Seattle 

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, our experienced attorneys have decades of experience successfully handling complex birth injury cases and can provide personalized support to Washington families through every step of the legal process. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and helping you get the justice your child deserves. Our attorneys will strive to help you achieve maximum compensation on behalf of you and your injured child so they have access to the best care possible now and throughout their life. 

If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence in Seattle or elsewhere in Washington state, contact our experienced legal team online or call us at (206) 208-0318 to schedule a consultation to discuss the particulars of your case.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can Schroeter Goldmark & Bender Represent Birth Injury Cases Outside of Seattle?

Yes, we can represent birth injury cases throughout Washington state. Our legal team is equipped to handle cases in various locations, providing families across the state with access to our high-quality services and legal support.

 

What Type of Compensation Can Be Pursued in a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Washington?

In a birth injury lawsuit in Washington, compensation can be pursued for various damages, including medical expenses, future medical care, rehabilitation costs, special education needs, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, etc.. The goal is to provide the child and family with financial support for the challenges that may arise from the birth injury.

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