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If your child has suffered from a birth injury, don’t let it define their future. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we specialize in securing justice for Arizona families impacted by such traumatic experiences. Our distinguished legal team is committed to obtaining the compensation and fairness your child rightfully deserves. Click here to discover how we can assist you!

Experienced Legal Advocacy for Birth Injury Cases in Arizona

At Snyder & Wenner, PC, our focus is on supporting families dealing with the profound challenges of birth injuries. Our seasoned attorneys offer both compassionate support and superior legal representation, ensuring your family’s needs are expertly met.

Understanding Birth Injuries in Arizona

Birth injuries can deeply affect not only your child but your whole family. In Arizona, the frequency and gravity of these injuries are alarming, with significant numbers of infants affected annually. These injuries vary in severity and can disrupt many aspects of a child’s health, necessitating extensive care and substantial financial resources. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we’re dedicated to helping you address these challenges through comprehensive legal support.

Did You Know?

Incidence Rate

Birth injuries occur at a rate of approximately 1.9 per 1,000 live births nationally. If similar rates apply to Arizona, with around 80,000 births annually, approximately 150 to 160 newborns could be affected by birth injuries each year in Arizona.

In Arizona, like elsewhere, the most commonly reported birth injuries include brachial plexus injuries (such as Erb’s Palsy), fractures (particularly clavicle fractures), and cerebral palsy, which is often associated with oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery.

Hospitals in Arizona, particularly those with high labor and delivery volumes, implement various protocols to reduce the incidence of birth injuries. These measures are crucial as birth injuries account for a significant portion of hospital-based interventions and extended neonatal care.

The cost associated with managing birth injuries can total tens of millions of dollars. For severe cases like cerebral palsy, lifetime care costs can exceed $20 million, depending on the level of disability. This figure underscores the economic impact of birth injuries on families and healthcare systems in Arizona.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can arise from medical errors, complex deliveries, or unexpected complications. Key injuries include:
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
Snyder & Wenner, PC understands the profound impact that cerebral palsy can have on individuals and their families, which is why we are committed to providing compassionate legal representation for those affected by this condition. Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect movement, muscle tone, and posture, often resulting from abnormal brain development or damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth. While the exact causes of cerebral palsy can vary, factors such as oxygen deprivation, infections during pregnancy, birth trauma, and genetic predisposition may contribute to its development. While some cases of cerebral palsy are not preventable, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk, including proper prenatal care, timely medical interventions during labor and delivery, and minimizing exposure to factors that increase the likelihood of brain injury. Snyder & Wenner, PC is dedicated to advocating for individuals with cerebral palsy and their families, seeking justice and compensation for their medical expenses, ongoing care needs, and emotional suffering.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
Snyder & Wenner, PC recognizes the devastating impact that hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) can have on families, which is why we are committed to providing comprehensive legal support to those affected by this condition. HIE is a type of brain injury that occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen and blood flow, typically during childbirth. This lack of oxygen can lead to severe and sometimes permanent neurological damage, resulting in conditions such as cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and cognitive impairments. While HIE can occur for various reasons, including complications during labor and delivery, medical negligence, and maternal health issues, prompt diagnosis and appropriate medical interventions are crucial in minimizing its effects. Snyder & Wenner, PC advocates tirelessly for families impacted by HIE, seeking justice and compensation for their child’s medical expenses, long-term care needs, and emotional suffering. Our experienced team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of those affected by HIE, providing compassionate legal guidance every step of the way.
Spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries during birth can have profound and lasting effects on both the child and their family, requiring extensive medical care and support. These injuries often occur as a result of excessive force or improper handling during delivery, leading to damage to the delicate spinal cord tissues. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, the child may experience partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and impaired motor function. Such injuries can significantly impact the child’s quality of life, requiring lifelong medical treatment, rehabilitation, and specialized care. Families facing this challenging situation deserve compassionate legal representation to navigate the complex process of seeking compensation for medical expenses, ongoing care needs, and emotional distress. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are dedicated to advocating for families affected by spinal cord injuries during birth, fighting tirelessly to ensure they receive the justice and support they deserve.
Neonatal sepsis

Neonatal sepsis is a serious condition that poses significant risks to newborns, often requiring prompt medical intervention. It occurs when a newborn’s bloodstream is infected with bacteria, viruses, or fungi, usually acquired during birth or shortly thereafter. Neonatal sepsis can manifest as early-onset, occurring within the first 72 hours of life, or late-onset, appearing after 72 hours. Symptoms may include fever or hypothermia, lethargy, poor feeding, respiratory distress, and jaundice. Left untreated, sepsis can rapidly progress to severe septic shock, leading to organ failure and death. Timely diagnosis through blood tests and prompt administration of appropriate antibiotics are critical in treating neonatal sepsis. Families facing the distress of neonatal sepsis need compassionate support and legal guidance to navigate the complexities of medical care and potential legal recourse. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are committed to advocating for families affected by neonatal sepsis, ensuring they receive the necessary medical treatment, support, and legal representation to pursue justice and compensation for their child’s injuries and suffering.

Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) is a common and potentially life-threatening condition primarily affecting premature infants, though it can also occur in full-term newborns. It arises due to the insufficient production of surfactant, a substance that helps keep the air sacs in the lungs open, leading to difficulty breathing. Babies with RDS may exhibit rapid or shallow breathing, grunting sounds, flaring nostrils, and a bluish tint to the skin (cyanosis). Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential, often involving oxygen therapy, mechanical ventilation, and administration of artificial surfactant. While advancements in medical care have improved outcomes for infants with RDS, the condition can still pose serious risks, including lung damage, infection, and long-term respiratory problems. Families affected by RDS require comprehensive medical care and support, as well as compassionate legal guidance to navigate any potential legal avenues for compensation. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are committed to advocating for families impacted by RDS, ensuring they receive the necessary medical treatment, support, and legal representation to pursue justice and compensation for their child’s injuries and suffering.

Chorioamnionitis
Chorioamnionitis is a serious infection of the fetal membranes (amnion and chorion) and the amniotic fluid, typically caused by bacteria ascending from the vagina into the uterus. This infection can occur during pregnancy or labor and delivery, posing significant risks to both the mother and the baby. Symptoms of chorioamnionitis may include fever, uterine tenderness, rapid heart rate in the mother, and fetal distress. Left untreated, chorioamnionitis can lead to complications such as preterm birth, neonatal sepsis, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), and long-term neurological issues for the newborn. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics are crucial to reducing the risk of complications. Families affected by chorioamnionitis require comprehensive medical care and support, as well as compassionate legal guidance to address any potential negligence or medical malpractice. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are dedicated to advocating for families impacted by chorioamnionitis, ensuring they receive the necessary medical treatment, support, and legal representation to seek justice and compensation for their child’s injuries and suffering.
Brain Damage
Permanent brain damage during birth can have devastating and lifelong consequences for both the child and their family. This type of injury often occurs due to oxygen deprivation or trauma during labor and delivery, leading to irreversible damage to the delicate tissues of the brain. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, the child may experience a range of physical, cognitive, and developmental impairments, including cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, and sensory deficits. Such injuries can profoundly impact the child’s quality of life, requiring extensive medical care, therapy, and support. Families facing the challenges of permanent brain damage during birth need compassionate legal representation to navigate the complexities of seeking justice and compensation. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are committed to advocating for families affected by permanent brain damage, ensuring they receive the necessary medical treatment, support, and legal representation to pursue the compensation they deserve and provide for their child’s long-term care and well-being.
Newborns
Inflammatory response in the newborn, often triggered by factors such as infection, oxygen deprivation, or other complications during birth, can lead to serious health issues requiring immediate medical attention. This response can result in conditions such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), both of which can have significant long-term consequences for the child’s health and development. BPD is characterized by inflammation and scarring in the lungs, leading to breathing difficulties and increased risk of respiratory infections. IVH involves bleeding into the ventricles of the brain, potentially leading to neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy or developmental delays. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate medical interventions are crucial in managing these conditions and minimizing their long-term effects. Families facing the challenges of inflammatory responses in newborns require compassionate medical care, support, and legal guidance to navigate the complexities of treatment and potential legal avenues for compensation. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are dedicated to advocating for families affected by inflammatory responses in newborns, ensuring they receive the necessary medical treatment, support, and legal representation to seek justice and compensation for their child’s injuries and suffering.

Intracranial hemorrhages, or bleeding within the skull, are serious medical conditions that can occur in newborns, often as a result of trauma during childbirth or underlying medical conditions. These hemorrhages can lead to a range of neurological complications, including seizures, developmental delays, and cerebral palsy. The severity of intracranial hemorrhages can vary, from mild bleeding that resolves on its own to more severe cases requiring surgical intervention. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate medical management are crucial in minimizing the potential long-term effects of intracranial hemorrhages. Families facing the challenges of intracranial hemorrhages in their newborns require compassionate medical care, support, and legal guidance to navigate the complexities of treatment and potential legal avenues for compensation. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are committed to advocating for families affected by intracranial hemorrhages, ensuring they receive the necessary medical treatment, support, and legal representation to seek justice and compensation for their child’s injuries and suffering.

Perinatal Asphyxia
Perinatal asphyxia, a condition characterized by inadequate oxygen supply to a newborn around the time of birth, is a significant concern that can lead to serious health complications if not promptly addressed. This oxygen deprivation can occur during labor, delivery, or immediately after birth, and may result from various factors such as umbilical cord compression, placental abruption, or prolonged labor. Perinatal asphyxia can cause hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a type of brain injury that can lead to long-term neurological deficits, developmental delays, and cerebral palsy. Early recognition and intervention are critical to mitigate the effects of perinatal asphyxia, often involving resuscitation measures, oxygen therapy, and therapeutic hypothermia to reduce brain damage. Families grappling with the challenges of perinatal asphyxia require compassionate medical care, support, and legal guidance to navigate the complexities of treatment and potential legal avenues for compensation. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are dedicated to advocating for families affected by perinatal asphyxia, ensuring they receive the necessary medical treatment, support, and legal representation to seek justice and compensation for their child’s injuries and suffering.
meconium aspiration
Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a serious condition that occurs when a newborn inhales meconium, a thick, greenish substance that can be present in the amniotic fluid. MAS typically happens when a baby experiences stress during labor or delivery, leading to the passage of meconium into the amniotic fluid, which the baby then inhales into the lungs. This can block the airways and lead to respiratory distress, difficulty breathing, and potential lung damage. MAS can result in complications such as pneumonia, pneumothorax, or even respiratory failure if not promptly treated. Management may involve suctioning the airways, oxygen therapy, and mechanical ventilation to support the baby’s breathing. While most infants recover with appropriate medical care, severe cases of MAS can lead to long-term respiratory issues. Families facing the challenges of meconium aspiration syndrome require compassionate medical care, support, and legal guidance to navigate the complexities of treatment and potential legal avenues for compensation. At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we are committed to advocating for families affected by MAS, ensuring they receive the necessary medical treatment, support, and legal representation to seek justice and compensation for their child’s injuries and suffering.

Why Trust Snyder & Wenner, PC with Your Birth Injury Claim?

Excellence
Recognized Excellence

Our firm is renowned for its achievements in birth injury litigation, earning accolades from legal peers and prestigious organizations.

Experienced Professionals
Experienced Professionals

Our attorneys have deep expertise in complex birth injury cases and are well-versed in Arizona’s medical malpractice statutes.

Personalized, Compassionate Service

We understand the emotional impact of birth injuries and offer tailored, empathetic legal representation.

Resourceful and Determined
Resourceful and Determined

We utilize all available resources to meticulously investigate your case, determine accountability, and maximize compensation.

Proven Track Record
Proven Track Record

We've secured substantial verdicts and settlements, demonstrating our commitment to achieving significant outcomes for our clients.

Client Satisfaction

Our firm is highly recommended by those we’ve represented, underlining our commitment to client satisfaction and successful advocacy.

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