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If your child was recently born with a birth injury, the attorneys at Gerling Law offer our deepest sympathies. Unfortunately, we have experience with these types of cases and know all too well how heartbreaking this time can be for you and your family. Though it may not be the best time to discuss the legal process, it is important to know that you could benefit from having a birth injury attorney on your side.

Finding a Birth Injury Attorney

According to the Birth Injury Guide, out of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, at least 6 to 8 of them are born with a birth injury. More specifically, that means that approximately 1 in every 9,714 people in the U.S. are born with a birth injury.

Simply put, a birth injury is a physical injury experienced by a newborn baby. This injury can occur during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or even shortly after the birthing process has taken place. What makes this type of case so devastating is the fact that most of these injuries are preventable.
Common conditions that can result from a birth injury include the following: cerebral palsy, brain swelling, skull fractures, nerve damage, brain damage, and more.

If your newborn baby has experienced this type of pain or trauma, and you believe negligence took place, then it may be necessary to speak with a birth injury attorney.

Contact a Birth Injury Attorney at Gerling Law Today

While cases involving preventable injuries are always difficult, when a baby or child is involved, the process becomes even more grueling. The last thing you and your family should be focusing on right now is the law, but learning how to move forward with your life.

If you are in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, or Owensboro, and you need a birth injury attorney on your side, then contact Gerling Law today. From collecting witness statements to gathering expert testimonies, we will be here for you every step of the way.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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