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MASSACHUSETTS BIRTH INJURY ATTORNEYS

Birth Injury Cases at Tom Kiley Personal Injury Lawyers

When you’re expecting a baby, you put complete faith in the doctors and other medical professionals who are responsible for taking care of you and your child. Unfortunately, birth injuries caused by negligent prenatal or delivery care impact far too many families throughout Massachusetts each year.

The attorneys at Kiley Law Group understand that birth injuries can change your entire family’s life, and our lawyers have successfully fought for injury victims for more than 40 years, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. The recovery process from a birth injury can take years, and full recovery is not always possible; the costs associated with long-term care and rehabilitation can be crippling unless those responsible are held fully accountable for their negligence. If your child suffered a birth injury in Massachusetts, please call 888-979-9323 for your free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney.

For additional information on birth injury legal claims and types of birth injuries, please click the links that follow.
Contacting an Attorney about a Birth Injury
Obstetrical Malpractice
Financial Responsibility in Birth Injury Cases
Compensation in Birth Injury Cases
Inadequate Prenatal Testing and Care
Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia
Sickle Cell Disease
SSRI Birth Defects
Erb’s Palsy and Brachial
Plexus Injuries
Facial Paralysis
Fetal Distress
Forceps Injury
Hypoxia
Klumpke’s Palsy
Umbilical Cord Injury
Vacuum Extraction Injury

If your newborn suffered a birth injury or death that may have been due to the negligence of a caregiver, it’s not only important to contact an attorney, it’s critical to work with a law firm that has a track record of success in birth injury cases. The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in birth injury claims, and we understand the physical, emotional and financial impacts a birth injury can have on a child and his or family in the short-term and over the course of a lifetime.

If you’re confronted with the terrifying reality of a birth injury, you don’t have to face the burden alone. After you’ve ensured the safety of your ones, call one of our Massachusetts locations at 888-979-9323 or contact us online. We can walk you through what documentation to save and what steps to take next, and we can arrange to meet you in person, even at the hospital. Our attorneys are here to help you move past this difficult time and recover the peace of mind you need to begin a new chapter in your life. Back To Overview

If your newborn suffered a birth injury or death that may have been due to the negligence of a caregiver, it’s not only important to contact an attorney, it’s critical to work with a law firm that has a track record of success in birth injury cases. The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in birth injury claims, and we understand the physical, emotional and financial impacts a birth injury can have on a child and his or family in the short-term and over the course of a lifetime.

If you’re confronted with the terrifying reality of a birth injury, you don’t have to face the burden alone. After you’ve ensured the safety of your ones, call one of our Massachusetts locations at 888-979-9323 or contact us online. We can walk you through what documentation to save and what steps to take next, and we can arrange to meet you in person, even at the hospital. Our attorneys are here to help you move past this difficult time and recover the peace of mind you need to begin a new chapter in your life. Back To Overview


During pregnancy, your obstetrician becomes one of the most important and trusted people in your life. When your obstetrician, or another pregnancy or childbirth caregiver, is negligent, it can leave your child facing long-term impairment, and leave you feeling betrayed and suddenly confronted with life-changing costs. Birth injuries, and resulting malpractice cases, often stem from negligent acts that include, but are not limited to:

Improper monitoring of the mother and baby
Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose
Failure to render proper and timely treatment

When an obstetrician or other healthcare provider breaches his or her duty to you, and that negligence results in harm to you or your child, the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group are here to guide you through this challenging time. We have a thorough understanding of the costly, far-reaching effects of birth injuries, and an extensive background in obstetrical malpractice cases. Back To Overview

Birth injuries vary widely in their causes, and birth injury legal claims can likewise differ in financial responsibility. Birth injuries may be the result of doctor error, negligent prenatal testing, failure to diagnose a medical problem during delivery, or harmful medication, among other factors.

Depending on the circumstances of the injury, a medical facility such as a hospital may be liable, as may individual healthcare providers such as doctors, nurses or anesthesiologists. In some cases, as with birth defects linked to SSRI drugs, pharmaceutical companies may be responsible for damages. The Kiley Law Group has more than 40 years of success in injury cases, and our attorneys know how to thoroughly build a case to pursue the financial security you and your family need to move forward with your lives. Back To Overview

The ramifications of a birth injury are far-reaching, and they often extend beyond immediate treatment. In many cases, birth injuries result in the need for lifetime care. Compensation in birth injury cases may include, but is not limited to, money for:

Medical care
Physical therapy
Home accommodations
Counseling and special education
Loss of earning potential
Pain and suffering
Funeral expenses and loss of companionship in the event that the birth injury causes wrongful death

No amount of compensation can repair the damage caused by a birth injury. But just restitution can make the recovery process less traumatic, and provide peace of mind for the future. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group are proud to protect the rights of birth injury victims, and our lawyers have the trial experience necessary to take your case to court when settlement offers are inadequate for your needs. Back To Overview

During pregnancy, you want to know everything you can about your baby’s condition and your own health, as well as what to expect when the time comes for childbirth. One way to accomplish this is through thorough prenatal testing.

However, if prenatal care providers fail to conduct tests properly or choose to ignore warning signs of potential problems, both you and your child could be at risk. Negligent prenatal care can contribute to costly, life-altering harm. The Kiley Law Group is dedicated to helping birth injury victims recover the financial security they need to cope with this devastating injuries and move ahead with their lives. Back To Overview

Pre-eclampsia is a complication that can occur during pregnancy and is characterized by high blood pressure and damage to the kidneys or another organ. Pre-eclampsia typically occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and it can develop in women who previously had normal blood pressure.

Without treatment, pre-eclampsia can lead to eclampsia, which is marked by the onset of seizures and can be fatal to mother and child alike. It is the responsibility of your doctor to monitor for pre-eclampsia and other prenatal conditions that can cause injury to you or your child. In one recent case, the Kiley Law Group recovered more than $2 million for a family after medical staff failed to properly manage pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, resulting in death to the mother. Back

Sickle cell disease is a type of anemia in which the body lacks sufficient healthy red blood cells to effectively distribute oxygen. Sickle cell disease gets its name from the rigid, sickle-shaped red blood cells it causes; in healthy people, the red blood cells are round and pliable.

Sickle cell disease can lead to episodes of pain, frequent infections, delayed growth and other problems. The condition is inherited, and parents should receive screenings during pregnancy (and prior to, if possible) to determine if their child is at risk. In one recent case, the Kiley Law Group secured $900,000 for a family after their child was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at age 3; the parents were surprised by the diagnosis, and their prenatal physician never performed the necessary blood tests on the parents. Back

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are drugs most commonly used as antidepressants; some widely prescribed brands include Lexapro, Prozac and Zoloft. SSRI drugs can be dangerous to unborn children. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (a division of the National Institutes of Health), between 20 and 30 percent of newborns who were exposed to SSRI antidepressants near the end of gestation can develop birth defects that include, but are not limited to:

Heart defects, particularly atrial septal defects Craniosynostosis, a birth defect of the skull

Anencephaly, a birth defect of the brain and skull
Gastroschisis or omphalocele, birth defects of the abdominal wall
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), which can lead to low birth weight, breathing problems and seizures
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), a life-threatening condition in which the infant’s circulatory system does not function as it should

If your child was born with a birth defect as a result of a prescription SSRI, you may be able to hold the pharmaceutical company accountable. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have extensive experience in birth injury cases, and we can determine whether the negligent practices of a pharmaceutical manufacturer contributed to your child’s birth defect. Back

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