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Birth Injuries

New Hampshire & Maine Birth Injury Attorney

Were You or a Loved on Injured During Labor?

Nothing is more important to parents than the health of their new born child. Many parents will take numerous precautions throughout a pregnancy and devote months of care, effort and money to ensuring that their baby is born into this world happy and healthy. While unforeseen birth complications are sometimes inevitable, there are certain birth injuries or illnesses that could have been prevented had proper procedures been met. In fact, it is reported that there are more than 28,000 birth injuries per year in the United States.

If you would like to discuss your birth injury case with a compassionate New Hampshire personal injury attorney, contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. today.

Doctors, nurses, obstetricians, and other health-care providers are required to uphold certain standards of medical practice. This means that should their negligence or failure to meet these standards result in a birth injury, they can be held liable for compensating families for the damages that incurred. Some examples of the common types of birth injuries are:

  • Erb's palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Fetal distress (hypoxia)

Birth injury cases will always vary on a unique basis. Our firm understands that while compensation is essential to addressing the birth injuries or illnesses or to providing long-term care, these cases also involve achieving justice. Negligent medical professionals must be held liable for their careless acts, and our firm has the well-versed legal tools and strategies needed to file personal injury claims.

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The legal and emotional demands that arise during birth injury claims often prove to be overwhelming for parents. As such, our firm is fully prepared to handle these highly technical, legal proceedings on your behalf, while always being available and attentive to your needs.

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  • Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million

    D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.

  • Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million

    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

  • Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million

    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million

    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million

    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.

  • Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million

    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

  • Recovered for Woman Exposed to Dangerous Drug $1.05 Million

    A woman was harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation.

  • Arbitration Award for Woman Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident $1 Million

    Attorney D. Michael Noonan successfully arbitrated this case for a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident including serious leg injury and a mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Pedestrian vs. Automobile $699 Thousand

    Elderly pedestrian walking on the sidewalk when an elderly female driver loses control of her vehicle driving up onto the sidewalk striking the pedestrian causing serious injuries to both legs.

  • Automobile vs. Tractor Trailer $550 Thousand

    Tractor-trailer driving down a rural hill, Plaintiff driving up the hill on the opposite side of the road, a collision occurs near the centerline during a snow storm causing serious injuries to the Plaintiff.

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