Is it important to have a birth injury lawyer if you have a malpractice case against the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force?
In two words, critically important. The birth injury lawyer you hire can be the difference between obtaining lifetime benefits for your child and losing the case.
Did you know that birth injuries in military hospitals are statistically twice as likely to occur than in civilian hospitals? Our birth injury lawyers have successfully obtained substantial recoveries and lifetime benefits for families in birth injury medical malpractice cases coast-to-coast. We have obtained some of the largest judgments and settlements for children with birth injuries in the history of the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Why should you hire our team of experienced military birth injury lawyers?
The decision you make in choosing a birth injury lawyer may be the most important decision you make in your child’s lifetime of care. The journey from the delivery room to the courtroom is a long, complicated one. We have the knowledge and experience to help you every step of the way.
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Administrative Claims: A Birth Injury Lawyer Starts Off Right.
A birth injury claim against military providers begins with timely and properly presenting an administrative claim to the Army, Navy, or Air Force. The case often doesn’t stop here, but it can certainly be lost here. If your birth injury lawyer does not properly or timely present your administrative claim, it can change the outcome of the case. Our lawyers have presented hundreds of administrative claims to the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Litigating Birth Injury Cases in Federal Court
If the case does not resolve administratively with a pre-suit settlement, the next necessary step is to file a lawsuit in federal court and litigate the claim. Litigating a birth injury case is a complex and expensive process that few experienced lawyers can successfully navigate or finance. Our law firm is prepared to finance the case expenses at no risk to our clients – who never have to advance case expenses, and never owe an attorneys’ fee unless we successfully recover on your behalf. Birth injury cases can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to litigate. Our firm has the resources to finance these expensive cases to level the playing field between your family and the limitless resources of the Army, Navy or Air Force.
Lifetime Benefits Means Peace of Mind.
Our firm has successfully obtained substantial awards and lifetime benefits for many clients. Our results speak for themselves and include:
- $44,717,681 trial judgment against the Air Force, which became a $20,000,000 judgment after appeal with $15,752,732 and lifetime benefits received by clients after attorneys’ fees and case expenses.
- $32,676,410 trial judgment against the Army, with $23,250,000 awarded on appeal, and $18,967,710 and lifetime benefits received by clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses.
- $18,708,734 trial judgment against the Army, which became a $12,000,000 post-trial settlement and $8,704,761 and lifetime benefits received by clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses.
- $13,690,648 trial judgment against the Navy, which became a $12,500,000 settlement with $9,183,752 and lifetime benefits received by clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses.
- $10,000,000 settlement against the Army, $7,384,854 and lifetime benefits received by clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses
- $5,800,000 Settlement against the Army with $4,106,711 and lifetime benefits received by clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses.
- $4,500,000 Settlement against the Army with $3,172,468 and lifetime benefits received by clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses.
Legal Expertise Combined With Medical Experts.
When litigating a birth injury case, our firm searches for top experts to testify on behalf of our birth injury clients. These experts can include obstetricians, maternal-fetal specialists, neonatologist, perinatologists, pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, pediatric neuro-radiologists, placental pathologists, labor and delivery nurses, physical rehabilitation doctors, life care planners, and economists. We seek the best providers and best evidence to build a multi-media trial presentation to tell your story in the most compelling way that we can.
In-house labor and delivery nursing expertise. Our firm has a full-time, in-house labor and delivery charge nurse on staff to help review and prepare our complex birth injury cases. Our in-house Labor and Delivery RN Aline Jordan began working in Labor and Delivery at Brackenridge Hospital, a Level 3 teaching facility in Austin. Over the ensuing 7 years, she became charge nurse on the night shift as well as participated in the creation of policies and procedures and inhouse inservices. Her next move was to the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Seton Hospital where she learned how to deliver care to the sickest of newborns. She followed two of her primary care babies home over the next few years, providing them with in home pediatric care. Aline’s hands-on Labor and Delivery and NICU experience
Game-Changing Appellate Experience
Our lawyers have extensive experience handling birth injury appeals. Our lawyers have argued birth injury and medical malpractice appeals in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, and 10th Circuits. We have represented clients from the Texas Supreme Court to the United States Supreme Court. Besides obtaining historic recoveries and lifetime benefits for our clients on appeal, our lawyers have struck blows on behalf of birth injury families in appellate courts, reversing decades of precedent to allow children of military families access to courts that they were previously denied. Many lawyers have never handled an appeal. Our lawyers have shaped the law in appellate courts to help families with birth injuries, and been hired by other firms to argue appeals in other birth injury cases because of our extensive FTCA experience.
Don’t Delay. Time is Limited.
We view serving military families with birth injuries as our calling. We are standing by to serve your family. If you have a child with a birth injury and suspect that an Army, Navy or Air Force provider may be responsible. Call a birth injury lawyer immediately before time runs out to bring your claim.