Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Birth Injuries

Few events in a parent’s life are more traumatic than the discovery that an infant has suffered harm during the birth process, especially if you suspect that the injury could have been prevented. HSH birth injury lawyers have the legal experience and medical understanding to guide you through the complicated birth injury claims process.

If your infant has been diagnosed as suffering from cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brain injury, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), hypoglycemia, developmental delay, jaundice/kernicterus, or another birth injury, we want to hear from you. While you focus on your baby’s growth and development, our obstetric and neonatal malpractice lawyers can help to obtain the compensation your family needs in order to move forward.

Our experienced birth injury team has helped many families to obtain the compensation they need to give their children the best future possible

Neil Sacks leads our birth injury team and has over two decades of experience with obstetrical malpractice cases. Neil has acted on behalf of numerous children who have been injured at or around the time of birth, and has achieved a large number of settlements in the multi-million dollar range.*

Birth trauma cases require lawyers to review and understand medical evidence from a multitude of experts in various specialties. Our obstetric and neonatal malpractice lawyers know precisely which areas of care to focus on and which experts to consult in order to build a strong case. We have established strong working relationships with expert witnesses and other members of the medical and rehabilitation community, as well as members of the medical malpractice bar. HSH lawyers can also help to ensure that your child has access to trusted medical and rehabilitation specialists while your case is underway.

Our team of obstetric and neonatal malpractice lawyers is thorough and strategic. We take into account your child’s immediate care needs and potential future expenses such as rehabilitation services or home modifications. Families can feel confident that we will explore all of the investigative pathways and identify opportunities to seek all available compensation to help your child

It’s never too late to explore your legal options​

 Many of our clients contact us while their newborn is still in the NICU, while other parents may not realize that a serious problem has occurred until their child is older. Although individual circumstances vary, under current laws in Ontario, parents may be able to make a claim on their injured child’s behalf any time before the child’s 18th birthday, and in many cases involving serious birth injury, after the child has turned 18.

Get in touch with us if you have questions – our birth injury lawyers can review your situation and advise you of your options.

Reach out for a free consultation

Our birth injury lawyers can meet with you anywhere in Ontario, or via videoconference, to review your specific situation and answer your questions. We will listen carefully to your story, and we will answer all of your questions clearly. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we will not bill you for our services until we have successfully recovered compensation for your child.

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*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

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Additional Resources

Free On-Demand Birth Injury Webinar Series: For Parents Contemplating Medical Malpractice Suit

For some parents and families of a child with a neurological disorder, there is a moment in time when they realize that something is not quite right. How you ask the question and where you can turn is often the greatest challenge.  A discussion with Neil Sacks and Meghan Hull Jacquin in a two part webinar series will help you determine what you need to know about medical malpractice.

  • Knowing when and how to identify a potential concern as a legal issue
  • How to find the right firm to discuss our concerns
  • How much will this cost me?
  • What will the timeline and process be if our “concerns” have a legal basis?
  • Things I need to know in deciding to proceed with a legal case

These webinars are interactive and all of your questions will be answered in confidence.

Click here to view the webinars.

A Roadmap For Parents Considering a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Article

It is very unsettling to be confronted with the thought that your child may have suffered harm at the hands of a medical professional in whom you put your trust. In addition to the heightened concerns over your child’s health, the added anxiety surrounding legal issues can seem overwhelming. It is not unusual to feel uncomfortable questioning your child’s treating medical professionals, however with your child’s long-term needs in mind, it is advisable to explore the issues and begin the decision making process early.

We have written an article to provide a roadmap of critical steps to follow when considering possible legal action. The hope is that you will feel empowered to gather the information you need to make important legal decisions that are in the best interest of your child. Keep in mind that the legal process – a lawsuit – takes years from start to finish. Click here to read the article.

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011, our peers have consistently voted for us as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms in Canadian Lawyer  magazine’s annual rankings of the top personal injury boutiques in Canada. With decades of experience helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your right to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With close to 20 years helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.