Nashville Birth Injury Attorneys
Fighting Obstetric Malpractice & Delivery Room Errors
The birth of a child should be one of the happiest moments in any parent's life. When something goes wrong because a doctor or nurse is negligent, this beautiful moment can turn into a nightmare. If your child suffered a serious birth injury or died as a result of medical malpractice, call Kinnard Law. We are here to provide the dedicated support and representation you need during this trying time.
Our Nashville birth injury lawyers bring experience, empathy, and skill to every case we take on. We understand the extraordinary tragedy your family has suffered and can fight for the justice you deserve. Allow our team to pursue the maximum compensation you need to recover from this tragedy.
While we know that no amount of monetary payment can compensate for the life of a child, we are here to help make sure such an incident doesn’t happen again. Call us at (615) 933-2893.
What is a Birth Injury?
Birth injury describes an injury an infant sustains during labor or delivery. In the context of our practice, birth injury cases involve some sort of negligence on behalf of the doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professional. When an attorney can prove that there was an established doctor-patient relationship, the doctor breached his or her duty of care, and that breach proximately caused the injury, we can potentially secure financial compensation on behalf of the victim.
Birth Injury Compensation
Infants that sustain birth injuries, such as hypoxic brain injury or brachial plexus injuries, often develop permanent disabilities or disfigurement. For example, lack of oxygen to the brain can cause brain damage that results in cerebral palsy. Individuals with cerebral palsy will have a lifetime of medical expenses that a birth injury claim award could pay for. If your son or daughter was injured during labor or delivery, seeking a birth injury claim is like pursuing the money you will need to provide care for the rest of their life.
Standing Up for Victims of Birth Injuries
If your child suffered injuries during the pregnancy, delivery, or post-partum period as a result of a doctor or medical professional's negligence, those responsible should be held accountable for their actions. A birth injury due to negligence or malpractice can have life-altering consequences.
We handle cases involving the following types of birth injuries:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy (shoulder dystocia)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Failure to monitor fetal heartbeat
These injuries can have any of a number of causes, like improper use of vacuum extraction equipment or forceps, the failure to properly monitor fetal heartbeat, umbilical cord compression, errors during cesarean delivery, and other various forms of medical negligence.
Our Nashville birth injury lawyers are also prepared to handle wrongful death lawsuits for parents whose son or daughter died due to an injury sustained during labor or delivery. We have a thorough understanding of how medical malpractice and wrongful death laws overlap and can help you craft a compelling claim.
Pursue the Compensation Your Child Deserves. Call Us Now!
In order to seek compensation for a birth injury or postpartum mistreatment due to medical malpractice or negligence, it is vital that you contact a firm with experience in these cases. Kinnard Law has access to medical experts who can properly evaluate the merits of your claim. Our accomplished nurses and team of independent diagnosticians and physicians can also assess the cause and long-term prognosis of a serious birth injury. This comprehensive legal counsel, support, and representation cannot be found at any other firm in the Nashville area.
Ready to talk with our birth injury attorneys about your case? We are ready to listen. Call us at (615) 933-2893.
Client TestimonialsHelping the Injured Obtain Justice
Integrity, above and beyond- H.W.
In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support.- T.H.
Best law firm in Tennessee- T.M.
We are very grateful.- E.I.
They showed compassion and grit in a professional manner like no other law firm.- P.L. & L.W.
Awards & AccoladesHighly Respected in the Legal Community
Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.
Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
Mark Beveridge (since 2011),
Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.
The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.
Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.
Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.
Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.
Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.
Randall Kinnard has been voted to the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers organization.
Attorney Mark Beveridge was named as "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN.
Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.
Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs.
Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation.
Randall Kinnard and Mark Beveridge have been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.
Randall Kinnard, Mark Beveridge, and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.
Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.
Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.
Randall Kinnard and Mark Beveridge have been named as 2020 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.