Newborn Infant

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is made up of attorneys with expertise in areas that range from product liability to birth injuries. The firm has represented many families of children who may have a birth injury due to medical malpractice.

With overseeing these cases, which fall under the mantle of personal injury, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC regularly monitors news on birth injury lawsuits nationwide. A recent example from the Portland Business Journal involves a $35.9 million lawsuit against Legacy Emanuel Medical Center allegedly due to a child suffering permanent brain damage during his water birth there in 2011. He has since been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

The child’s parents claim their son sustained this injury when he went without oxygen “for a significant portion” of his delivery. They also said Legacy officials failed to warn them about potential hazards involved with a water birth.

In weighing in on water births, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists noted in their 2014 recommendations that these procedures could pose some serious health risks. Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is available to consult with anyone who believes his or her child was injured during birth.

Note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC does not represent any of the parties in this case.

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