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Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix birth injury attorneys helping malpractice victims throughout Arizona, including the greater Tucson, Chandler, Glendale and Yuma regions.

The birth of a child is an event of incomparable joy for most parents.  But that joy can quickly turn to sorrow when the healthcare professionals to whom you entrusted the life and health of your baby did something wrong, whether from lack of proper training or carelessness, and your tiny, vulnerable child is harmed and may never lead a normal life.  A baby with health problems is sad in any circumstances, but knowing that a trusted professional deprived your child of the gift of good health is a tragedy no parent should have to face alone.  If you or someone you love have suffered from a birth injury, contact an experienced birth injury lawyer in Phoenix, AZ for a free legal consultation.


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When doctors, nurses, and other delivery room personnel fail to deliver the expected standard of care, things go wrong. This could mean performing an unneeded medical intervention, performing a needed intervention improperly, or failing to perform a needed medical intervention.  Healthcare personnel should be trained to know the difference and to act accordingly.

Here at Wattel & York, our legal team of Phoenix personal injury attorneys offers compassionate support and unwavering advocacy to grieving parents who find no one will listen or seems to care about their child’s preventable injuries. Our experienced Phoenix, AZ birth injury lawyers are committed to the pursuit of justice and promise to fight for the compensation that your family needs and deserves.


If your baby was born with one of these conditions, it may be a sign that an error was made, the standard of care was breached, and that medical malpractice was committed:

  • Cerebral palsy: A traumatic brain injury resulting in brain damage affecting muscle function and movement, usually caused by a lack of oxygen during delivery.
  • Erb’s palsy: Nerve damage caused by shoulder dystocia in the birth of a large baby that affects control the movement of the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Fractures: Broken arms, legs, collarbone, skull
  • Facial paralysis: Facial nerves damaged during delivery
  • Cephalohematoma: Pooled blood under the tissue covering the skull
  • Vacuum suction or forceps injuries: Bruising, swelling, lacerations on the head  caused by incorrect application of forceps or excessive vacuum suction


If your child suffered an injury at birth, you should consult an Arizona based birth injury attorney. You may be able to receive financial compensation for your child’s medical needs, pain and suffering, and disability. These children often require surgery, physical and occupational therapy, special equipment, round-the-clock care, or special education. Wattel & York birth injury lawyers in Phoenix, AZ work with medical professionals to evaluate the child’s medical records to determine if and how an error was made that caused the child’s condition, will obtain documentation of all expenses related to the birth injury, and will make projections as to future expenses for necessary treatment, care, services, equipment, and supplies.


An experienced Phoenix, AZ birth injury attorney understands the pain your family is suffering because your child was harmed by a preventable medical error or critical lapse in judgment. It is important to consult with a qualified lawyer as soon as you suspect that your baby’s problems might have been caused by something your doctor, nurse, or midwife did or failed to do before, during, or after the birth. Your child deserves enough compensation so you can feel secure that his or her needs will always be met.

Here at Wattel & York, our Arizona injury attorneys are here for you and your family during this challenging period in your lives.  We are dedicated to fighting for your child’s needs and securing the best possible future. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation for a case analysis.  Since we work on a contingent fee basis, there are never any legal fees unless we procure a settlement or jury award on your behalf.

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