We Are Alexandria, VA, Birth Injury Attorneys
Victims of birth injuries in Alexandria, VA, need legal representation equipped to address the life-altering consequences for those who have been injured by medical malpractice. The birth injury division of Janet, Janet & Suggs (JJS) provides this kind of representation throughout the difficult process of getting answers and recovering damages in a birth injury lawsuit.
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What Should People Who Have Been Injured Look for in an Alexandria, VA, Birth Injury Attorney?
Backed by over 40 years of medical and legal experience, JJS successfully advocates for the rights of those who have been injured by medical malpractice, including birth injuries. We have spent those decades delivering historic justice for victims impacted by devastating medical malpractice across Virginia and the United States.
Birth injuries can present in many different forms, and in some cases they are the result of a complex timeline of negligent actions on the part of one or many parties. The attorneys who investigate these cases must be particularly attuned to the circumstances of each case, seeking the full truth behind injuries. JJS collaborates with our network of professional investigators and medical experts to build the strongest cases possible.
- Investigating the evidence. Our legal team includes our in-house medical experts, and we dig deep to uncover what really happened to cause the injury, including requesting our own labs, evaluations, and examinations. In previous malpractice cases, our thorough investigative process has even led to the discovery of new evidence that other firms missed.
- Calculating the damages. The damages inflicted upon victims of birth injury will of course include medical bills, but the harm done goes far beyond the financial costs of even a lifetime of medical treatment.
Furthermore, medical malpractice law firms also must have their own substantial financial resources if they are to take on the lengthy recovery process of these kinds of catastrophic injury cases. Inexperienced and underfunded firms may encourage their clients to agree to settlements that are unjustly low when they are not financially equipped to take these cases to trial.
How Can Janet, Janet & Suggs Help Victims of Birth Injury?
The pursuit of damages for serious medical injuries requires a deep understanding of the extent of the impact these injuries can have on victims’ lives, right from the time of injury.
- Medical expenses. Medical costs associated with birth injuries often quickly add up to far more than what families will ever afford, even with insurance. Between the costs of inpatient treatment, surgeries, emergency room visits, medication, medical devices, and rehabilitative care, the consequences of serious birth injuries often mean a lifelong financial burden—one that never should have happened in the first place.
- Lost wages and earning capacity. In addition to the cost of care needed simply to address the physical injuries, catastrophic medical malpractice cases affect one’s ability to earn a living in the future. For example, JJS can seek to recover compensation for an injured mother’s lost wages or even compensate infant victims for the future wages that will be lost as a result of an injured child’s lost wage-earning capacity.
- Non-economic damages. The consequences of medical malpractice run deep and extend far beyond what can be seen on a CT scan or X-ray or can be added up through hospital invoices. Experienced firms will be sure to account for the non-economic losses called for by law in their malpractice cases, which can include victims’ pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and emotional distress.
Meet the Leaders of Janet, Janet & Suggs’ Birth Injury Division
Howard Janet has uncovered medical mistakes that other lawyers have missed and represented clients throughout much of the country, recovering record-breaking results. He has authored multiple books, including Navigating a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases (lead author), and Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs—Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth, which he co-authored with JJS’s Dr. Giles Manley.
Ken Suggs served as president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as the American Association for Justice), the leading national plaintiff’s bar association, and has been a relentless advocate for his clients for over 40 years.
Dr. Giles Manley is a board-certified OBGYN who practiced medicine for 20 years before becoming a medical malpractice attorney. He has won a number of seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients, combining his medical knowledge and legal experience to secure monumental victories for his clients.
Gerald Jowers represents patients who have been harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, recovering extraordinary results for clients and their families at the settlement table and in the courtroom.
What Results Has Janet, Janet & Suggs Achieved for Its Clients?
We have achieved record-breaking verdicts and settlements and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of victims of birth injuries all across the country, providing families with hope, healing, and a chance for financial security.
- $33.5 Million for Delayed C-Section: In Tennessee, a jury awarded this record-breaking verdict after determining doctors’ negligent actions in delaying a medically necessary Cesarean section resulted in the baby developing severe brain damage as well as cerebral palsy.
- $24.25 Million for Failure to Diagnose: Another record-breaking medical malpractice verdict was awarded by a Washington, D.C., jury after doctors neglected to diagnose and respond to a child’s airway obstruction, causing her to suffer preventable brain damage and cerebral palsy.
- $18.1 Million for Mismanaged Labor and Delivery: This verdict was obtained in Iowa on behalf of a child who developed spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy after the mother was taken off of continuous electronic fetal monitoring and placed on intermittent monitoring despite known risk factors.
- $18 Million for Medication Error: This settlement against a pharmacy was for a medical error resulting in the incorrect medication being dispensed to a pregnant mother. Their negligence resulted in her child developing a neural tube defect, which caused paraplegia and other severe injuries.
Local Resources for Victims of Birth Injury in Alexandria, VA
Victims of medical malpractice often seek out community resources that are available to help the injured and their caretakers deal with the life-altering impacts of catastrophic injury. These resources can help families connect to others who understand what they are going through and even provide help while they’re awaiting the resolution of a medical malpractice case.
- Disability Services: This portal provides access to a wide variety of disability support services, including recreational offerings and transportation.
- United Cerebral Palsy: This nonprofit serves to educate citizens of Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia about the causes and treatment of cerebral palsy while promoting the creation of facilities that are better equipped to diagnose and treat those with the condition.
- VA Department of Health Professions: This website provides directions to those who wish to file a complaint about a licensed healthcare provider.
- Cerebral Palsy Family Network: This service is dedicated to helping families impacted by cerebral palsy.
Locations Janet, Janet & Suggs Serves
We are proud to offer medical malpractice representation for families across the country, including Alexandria and elsewhere in Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. JJS also practices on a case-by-case basis in courtrooms across other states.
At JJS, we apply the same level of compassionate, dedicated care that governs our medical malpractice work to advocate for those who have suffered an injury in a variety of practice areas.
- Medical malpractice
- Brain injuries
- Cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices
- Military medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Organ damage
- Sexual abuse
- Surgical errors
- Wrongful death
Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs for Alexandria, VA, Medical Malpractice Cases?
Our commitment to justice and recovery for those affected by preventable birth injuries is driven by our four decades of experience and supported by our access to substantial resources. The work JJS has done with victims of medical malpractice and birth injury over the last 40 years has resulted in our achieving historic justice for victims of malpractice. However, our history of record-breaking verdicts and settlements is only one sign of our continued success.
We have also been recognized by a variety of leading organizations including Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, AV Preeminent Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, and as one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms. Many of our attorneys are also listed as Super Lawyers®. These recognitions from leading organizations reflect our continued commitment to working toward securing our clients’ futures when they have been harmed by medical malpractice. Contact the birth injury team at Janet Janet & Suggs today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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Alexandria, VA 22314