Birth Injuries

Tim Leigh-Bell is an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Birth Injuries in Mississauga, Milton & GTA.

Birth injuries are a sad reality when a doctor or other healthcare professional is negligent in their duties before or during delivery. While not all such injuries are serious enough to warrant litigation, some can be catastrophic, and can have long term impact on the life of both the newborn child, and the child’s family. Improperly monitoring for fetal distress during delivery or failure to act appropriately in the event of an emergency can have life-threatening consequences. Furthermore, children who suffer birth injuries often require specialized care for life, putting additional financial stress on families.

The Law Office of Timothy H. Leigh-Bell is a small firm with a strong reputation and ties to the community. The dedicated team of professionals at the Law Offices of Tim Leigh-Bell offer personalized care and attention. When the worst happens, Tim Leigh-Bell will fight for you.

Types of Medical Error & Common Birth Injuries

Oxygen deprivation (perinatal asphyxia), physical damage, or improper care and handling can lead to a wide range of serious injuries ranging from physical disabilities and head trauma, to meconium aspiration syndrome, to neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy. Some of the most common errors committed by medical professionals at or before the time of birth can include:

  • Delayed delivery
  • Delays in recognizing distress
  • Failure to assess
  • Failure to act
  • Physical damage/injury
  • Forceps or vacuum extraction-related injury

Some of the most commonly reported birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erbs palsy
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Brain damage/head trauma
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Facial paralysis
  • Bone breaks and fractures

Despite the severity and long term impact of many birth injuries resulting from medical error, cases of this nature can be difficult to prove before the courts, and when they reach the courts, they tend to encounter vigorous defense. It takes an experienced lawyer like Tim Leigh-Bell to successfully mount a medical malpractice lawsuit in birth injury cases. Tim Leigh-Bell has the both the experience required to succeed in bringing restitution, and a network of expert professionals and specialists able to conduct a proper investigation to build the case and assemble the necessary proof.

Maximum Compensation for Birth Injury Claims

Birth injuries can represent serious emotional distress and financial repercussions for families. If your child suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, we will seek compensation on your behalf for ongoing medical expenses, specialized care, home modification, counselling, and other unique aspects of raising a child with disabilities. We understand the anxiety that birth injuries can cause, so we offer dedicated service and work efficiently to obtain the compensation you need to move on.

Contact Tim Leigh-Bell at his Mississauga or Milton Office

If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice or surgical error, contact the dedicated team of professionals at the Law Offices of Tim Leigh-Bell at 1-800­­-797-6989 FREE or by contacting us to schedule a free initial consultation at our Mississauga or Milton location.