Secure Justice for Your Child's Birth Injury
with Snyder & Wenner, PC in Arizona

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.

Experienced Legal Advocacy for Birth Injury Cases in Arizona

At Snyder & Wenner, PC, where 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 just the child but their 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.
  • Type and Severity: 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.
  • Legal Actions and Outcomes: In the broader context of medical malpractice claims, which include birth injuries, Arizona sees numerous cases each year. Data suggests that the majority of medical malpractice lawsuits, including those for birth injuries, tend to be settled out of court rather than going to trial, which is consistent with national trends.
  • Healthcare Impact: 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.
  • Cost of Care: The cost associated with managing birth injuries can be substantial. For severe cases like cerebral palsy, lifetime care costs can exceed $1 million, depending on the level of disability. This figure underscores the economic impact of birth injuries on families and healthcare systems in Arizona.

Types of Birth Injuries and Their Common Causes

Birth injuries can arise from medical errors, complex deliveries, or unexpected complications. Key injuries include:

  • Cerebral Palsy: Often resulting from oxygen deprivation or birth trauma, leading to developmental delays and motor issues.
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries: Occurring when delivery complications damage shoulder nerves, possibly causing arm paralysis or weakness.
  • Bone Fractures: These may happen during difficult births, especially with improper force, affecting bones like the collarbone.
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): A severe outcome of birth-related oxygen deprivation, potentially causing lasting neurological damage.
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Why Should You Hire An Attorney To Represent You And Your Family

  • Success Rate in Birth Injury Cases: Many specialized birth injury attorneys report high success rates due to their focused expertise. For instance, firms that specialize in medical malpractice and specifically in birth injury cases often achieve success rates above 70% when it comes to settling claims or winning at trial. This is often attributed to their deep understanding of medical procedures and standards of care, which are critical in these cases.
  • Average Compensation: The compensation for birth injury cases can vary significantly based on the severity of the injury and jurisdiction, but large settlements are common due to the lifelong care costs associated with severe injuries. In the United States, average settlements can range from $300,000 to several million dollars. The higher end of the spectrum usually involves cases of severe brain damage or cerebral palsy resulting from birth injuries.
  • Litigation Duration: Birth injury cases are often complex and can be lengthy. The duration of these cases from filing to resolution can range from 18 months to several years. This duration is influenced by factors such as the need for expert testimony, specific medical details of the case, and the particular legal processes of the state. Cases that go to trial are typically longer than those that settle out of court.

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

  • Recognized Excellence: Our firm is renowned for its achievements in birth injury litigation, earning accolades from legal peers and prestigious organizations.
  • 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: We utilize all available resources to meticulously investigate your case, determine accountability, and maximize compensation.
  • 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.
At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we focus exclusively on advocating for families affected by medical negligence leading to birth injuries

Our Commitment to Your Family

At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we focus exclusively on advocating for families affected by medical negligence leading to birth injuries. We:

  • Conduct Thorough Investigations: Reviewing all circumstances and medical evidence to build a robust case.
  • Offer Expert Legal Guidance: Clearly explaining your rights, the legal pathway, and what you can expect during the justice process.
  • Negotiate Skillfully: Working with healthcare providers and insurers to achieve fair settlements.
  • Provide Litigation Support: Representing you in court if needed, with compelling arguments and meticulous evidence presentation.
  • Dedicate Ourselves to Your Cause: Advocating tirelessly to ensure your family receives the necessary compensation for medical care, ongoing needs, and personal suffering.
At Snyder & Wenner, PC, we focus exclusively on advocating for families affected by medical negligence leading to birth injuries

Ready to Take Action?

The impact of a birth injury can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Snyder & Wenner, PC is here to provide the compassionate and effective legal representation your family deserves. If your child has experienced a birth injury in Arizona, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Our dedicated team is prepared to help you navigate the legal landscape with