Obstetrical negligence claims are among the most complex medical cases to litigate. The strongest defense is grounded in a depth of specialized knowledge and broad experience.
Effective representation requires not only familiarity with obstetrics and obstetrical nursing but also an understanding of interrelated aspects of neonatology, placental pathology, neurology, genetics and neuroradiology. Our counsel has first-hand familiarity with the realities of clinical practice and experience shepherding defendants through the process can be an invaluable asset in minimizing this stress and maximizing the defendant’s ability to effectively participate in a vigorous defense.
Our Birth Trauma team of attorneys offers services including:
- Assessing verdict exposure and settlement value
- Assisting with mediation
- Consultation services for local counsel
- Defense strategy
- Developing cross-examination of the plaintiff’s expert
- Expert retention, review and preparation
- Fetal monitor tracing interpretation
- Lead defense counsel
- Literature review
- Risk management services
- Witness preparation
The best defense against any birth trauma litigation is pre-emptive and our combined legal and obstetrical experience can serve as a practical risk-management resource. We can assist with evaluating policies and procedures, reviewing or drafting consent documents, assisting in the development of template notes and orders for electronic medical record systems and providing staff education.