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The health of your newborn can greatly depend on the care he or she is given during the birthing process. When the medical professionals caring for your child are negligent, it can lead to catastrophic injuries that may remain with your baby for the rest of his or her life. At Wagners, we focus on serious injury cases and provide strong representation for our clients. We have broad experience in handling birth injuries, and we will pursue your case with skill, knowledge, experience and compassion.

Birth trauma refers to damage of the tissues and organs of a newborn baby (trauma), or the babies’ systems (injury) often as a result of trauma during childbirth.

Some of the most common risk factors for birth injuries are listed below:

  • Premature delivery: infants born before 37 weeks are more easily injured during labour and delivery because of their fragility;
  • Large babies: infants with a birth weight greater than 8 lbs., 13 ounces have higher risks of trauma such as shoulder dystocia.
  • Abnormal birth position: A breech birth, with the baby’s buttocks arriving first, can be dangerous.
  • Cephalo-pelvic disproportion: when the mother’s pelvic region is inadequate vaginal birth.
  • Extended labour: long labours endanger both the mother and the fetus.

When the above conditions result in injuries to infants or their mothers, the injuries can be permanent and disabling. Common traumatic birth injuries include:

  • Facial paralysis: Pressure from forceps on an infant’s face can cause tears to the facial nerves, necessitating surgery. Sometimes the paralysis is permanent.
  • Fracture of the clavicle.
  • Hemorrhaging (bleeding) in the brain or skull.
  • Cephalohematoma: A lump can form on top of the baby’s head from bleeding beneath the cranial bones.
  • Brachial palsy: If the nerves connected with the infant’s hands and arms are injured, this condition can result. Shoulder dystocia is one form of this condition. It is caused by problems with the baby’s shoulders passing through the birth canal. Torn brachial plexus nerves can result in permanent damage to the nerves as well as a loss of rotation and flexion of the affected arm.

While not all birth injuries can be avoided, many are due to medical errors and misdiagnoses by obstetricians and midwives. When egregious errors or negligence are the culprit, parents of the injured or deceased baby have a right to seek financial compensation for their loss.

Birth trauma litigation is complex and requires legal and medical expertise. Wagners has been successful in many birth trauma cases, and has obtained for its clients the significant, much needed and lifelong financial support for families whose children have suffered injury as a result of birth trauma.

Representing Clients In NS, NB And PEI — Birth Trauma Claim Lawyers

We trust medical professionals to protect us when we are under their supervision. In processes as important and life-changing as childbirth, expect exemplary medical care when it comes to your health and the health of your unborn child. Simple errors such as failing to monitor the fetus or delay in diagnosing a health condition can result in serious injuries that could affect your newborn for a lifetime.
We at Wagners represent families in a broad range of serious injury cases, including ones involving:

Experienced Lawyers On Your Side

Birth injuries are complex cases, and the team at Wagners has a proven track record in this area of law. We have extensive resources that we utilize when preparing for complicated birth injury lawsuits, and we have deep knowledge of case law for birth injury and medical malpractice cases.

Initial Consultations Are Free Of Charge

If your baby has been seriously injured, please contact a lawyer at Wagners to discuss your case. You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form.

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I can’t Thank Wagners Law firm enough for all they did for me there kindness and devotion is above more then I could have ever imagined they got me what I deserved I would recommend Wagners to anyone Thanks so much Lisa and associatesread more
Steven Smith
08:27 25 May 19
An online search led me to Wagners Law Firm at a point in my life where I needed help. Best decision of my life.  The staff here are second to none. My medical malpractice was made so much easier with the Knowledge and professionalism of Ray Wagner and Kate Boyle. I highly recommend this firm for their dedication and especially for making you feel at ease with the entire process.read more
A. Belliveau
02:23 04 Mar 19
I had originally made an error in judgement re my enquiry.. Mr. Wagner took his valuable time to explain a complex issue to me, as did the office manager. Of all the lawyers I dealt with, these people have been the most honest and upfront. I would truly recommend Ray Wagner for his knowledge and integrity.read more
Maxine Snow
15:09 27 Feb 19
On the recommendation of a friend I hired Wagners law firm to work on a three and a half year,vehicle settlement claim. We were informed that the medical claim section was closed!Wagners team of legal experts had my case reopened within a short period of time.I was amazed at the high degree of excellence this task was carried out.I have no doubt that the justice system of Nova Scotia is being served through the merit and endeavours of the Wagner law firm.read more
Kathleen Carter Steeves
20:20 26 Feb 19
Wagner's is the best Law Firm I have dealt with, Lisa Wagner and her Assistant, Kelly Wasson, could not have treated me better. Their professionalism was impeccable. I was treated with the most kindness and respect. Whenever I had a question I was given an answer within that day. I was always kept up to date on my file and felt very comfortable in the way they took care of me. I wish to extend my utmost appreciation for all they have done and would recommend them to everyone. Thank you again, Lisa and Kellyread more
Bert Rose
19:16 22 Feb 19
I am very grateful to Wagners Law Firm. Wagners lawyers treat me with respect. I’m so very thankful to Wagners. They are kind and respectable people. I could not find a better law firm than Wagners. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs a personal injury lawyer. Knowing Wagners is there to defend me has given me hope and security. Wagners is the best.-A. Christine Littleread more
A. Christine Little
02:09 18 Feb 19
I could not have made a better choice for representation in my personal injury case.The team at Wagners are very thorough, experienced and experts in their field of practice.Throughout the process, I was always kept up to date and they always took the time to explain what was entailed in the process and the timeline for such cases.In particular I would like to thank Loreatha Boehner for her expert counsel and negotiating skills and bringing my case to a successful conclusion.read more
L. Michalik
15:29 05 Feb 19
5 years ago Ray was recommended to me. I contacted him and he took my medical malpractice case on. Although I was in Cape Breton, Ray met with me on several occasions. He was very professional and the staff took care of me in an excellent way throughout the entire process.When you get hurt in a catastrophic way like I did, taking on legal action is very scary. The process of medical malpractice litigation can be very draining and disturbing to a person. The legal process was very unknown to me. I believe there should be more people like Ray, Kate and Krizia. They went above and beyond. Ray has a great sense of responsibility to his clients.I only saw parts of the legal process but I know they make it a lot easier for people. I am overwhelmed by the kindness and patience of Ray and his entire team.read more
Wayne Rennie
01:10 30 Jan 19
I can give your firm a 5 for satisfaction. I was very pleased in all communication and your professionalism getting to a settlementread more
Victor Blackwood
07:58 15 Jan 19
After my accident I was getting nothing but a run around from my insurance company, that is if I could actually get them to answer an email or return a phone call.  I was getting so frustrated that I would just break down and cry.  My father in-law told me it was time for a lawyer. I don't know why I didn't think of it.  Oh wait I do, my insurance company told me that they would take care of me.  Lie number one, they also told me they wanted to take care of everything as quickly as possible so that my life wouldn't be that disrupted. Lie number 2. I did my homework to find someone who would best represent me.  I contacted Wagner law threw their live chat, thank god for live chat because I was in bed in a lot of pain and found it hard to sit and even talk on a phone. they paired me with a member of their firm right away.  I think my lawyer Lisa Wagner was sent from god himself.  I had a lot of questions and she answered every one of them for me and also advised me on a lot of things I didn't know of.  Its because of her i got into see all the right medical professionals and finally started on the road to recovery.  It was a long hard battle but Lisa helped me threw it all.  She was amazing, caring and I truly felt her compassion for me and what I was going threw.  We only met face to face a few times, due to living in different province's, every time we did it was like sitting with an old friend. I would and do recommend Wagner Law to everyone I hear may need a Lawyer and tell all my friends and family if they ever need a lawyer to contact Wagner's. The most stars I'm able to give them is 5 but i think they deserve a 10. Thank you all for everything you have done to help me and my family.  We truly couldn't have got threw this without you.read more
Joanne R
05:57 15 Jan 19
Wagners walked me through every step and took the time to explain all the legal information to where I could understand. I would have and will recommend again in the future! Thank you for all that you have done and I am finally able to move forward from that chapter of my life!!!read more
Bobby Campbell
02:03 15 Jan 19
Dyana was so kind to help me and respond to my query within 24h even though they do not pursue the specific class action I was looking for. She sent me few links by email. Thank you Dyana.read more
Sam M
16:11 19 Jan 18
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linda frausell
01:21 16 May 17
Ray Wagner and his legal team have been representing my niece and I for many years. They have been honest and quick to respond to all our needs in a professional manner. I highly recommend Wagners Law Firm and appreciate their caring approach.Thanksread more
frank slaunwhite
16:29 03 May 17
I can't speak highly enough about the lawyers at Wagners who represented me for injuries from not one but two motor vehicle accidents. They were very professional and approachable. I was kept informed of all steps in the process and all of my inquiries were responded to and dealt with very quickly. The lawyers are knowledgeable and showed great empathy for what I was going through. I would recommend this firm to anyone!read more
Missy Day
12:03 06 Oct 16
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11:30 06 Oct 16

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