Birth Injuries


The birth of a child is usually a joyous event for a parent. That joy should never be cut short due to the negligence or carelessness of a doctor or delivery room personnel. When something goes wrong during delivery, your child’s health and future could be forever compromised. Our Newport News birth injury attorneys at Dunnigan & Messier, PC, understand this.

If your newborn has been hurt during delivery, we are fully prepared to help you recover the financial compensation it will take to help your child heal and cope with debilitating injuries.

Our Attorneys Hold Negligent Doctors Accountable for Birth Injuries.

Birth injuries are preventable, especially when doctors and nurses understand their roles and have been properly trained. As it turns out, not every medical staff member maintains a high standard of care when delivering a baby. When medical specialists fail to follow standard treatment procedures, serious accidents and injuries occur in cases involving:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Placental abruption
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Failed tubal ligations
  • Wrongful conception
  • Wrongful pregnancies
  • Nursing malpractice
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Wrongful death

Virginia lawyers Stephen A. Dunnigan and Marc P. Messier believe it is necessary to hold negligent doctors, nurses and other medical staff accountable for their careless behavior. If your doctor disregarded safety protocols or precautions that led to your newborn child’s injuries or lasting medical conditions, we can help you.

Through a thorough investigation, our team will learn about the details surrounding your baby’s birth and any negligent action by delivery room doctors and nurses. With the help of medical experts, we will review the case and ensure that your claim is backed by facts. Our goal is to help you achieve compensation that will ultimately improve your child’s recovery and quality of life.

Our contingency fees: Medical malpractice cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee to you unless we recover damages on your behalf.

Call Dunnigan & Messier, PC, Today

We invite you to contact Dunnigan & Messier, PC, today at 757-595-7777 or e-mail us to schedule a free, private and personal consultation to discuss your case. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by special appointment. We travel to homes, hospitals and other locations for our personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Our firm accepts Visa, MasterCard and other major credit cards. Ask us about our contingency fees and payment plans. Quality legal representation doesn’t have to be expensive.