Birth Injury Attorney
Do you suspect your baby suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence? But is it hard to get answers you trust? Turn to nationally recognized birth injury lawyer Stephen Offutt who goes toe-to-toe with the medical system. And wins.
You can afford a top-tier lawyer because Mr. Offutt only gets paid if you win compensation in a settlement or jury award.
At the Negotiating Table.
In Front of a Jury.
Mr. Offutt is the rare litigation attorney who is as comfortable in front of a jury as he is confronting the medical and insurance industries at the negotiating table.
He doesn't buckle. If the other side chooses to stonewall during negotiations, he will take your case to a jury.
Aggressive and relentless, birth injury lawyer Mr. Offutt and his partners have won more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements, including a record-setting $15.5 million birth injury verdict in Minnesota.
A Record-Breaking $33.5 Million Verdict
"After other attorneys turned us down, Steve research the case and found serious errors happened at the birth of my son Jordan." Teresa
Offutt Recognized Nationally by Prestigious Legal Groups
Protect Your Family
You Deserve an Insider's Expertise On Your Side
Mr. Offutt’s unique legal background gives him an insider’s view of how the other side operates. Before becoming an advocate for birth injury victims, he was a highly successful attorney representing defendants in negligence lawsuits and won 95 percent of the cases that went in front of a jury.
Then in 2004, realizing the power juries have to right wrongs, he changed sides to take on the powerful healthcare and insurance industries on behalf of children needlessly injured or killed through medical negligence.
As a former insider, he is uniquely positioned to anticipate the legal maneuverings, roadblocks, and speed bumps the other side uses and how to deflect them.
Do You Have a Case?
Do you suspect that your child suffered a birth injury due to negligence by a doctor, nurse, or medical institution? Mr. Offutt has taken cases other lawyers believed were too difficult and won record-breaking verdicts. He is often the lawyer other lawyers turn to when a case needs to go to trial. With over 100 cases successfully tried before a jury, clients and lawyers alike trust his presence in the courtroom. Mr. Offutt will even go all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.
Don't let your opportunity to file a lawsuit slip away. Every state has a statute of limitations for birth injury lawsuits that could prevent you from collecting compensation. In the state of Minnesota, the statute of limitations for a birth injury lawsuit is four years, meaning you have four years from the date of the injury to file your claim. Failure to do so can result in your case being thrown out and cause you to miss out on much-needed compensation. Don't let time run out — request a free, no-obligation consultation with our team today.
Learn what Mr. Offutt can do for you and your family. Contact our law office online or call:
A Record Verdict of $33.5 Million A Case Other Attorneys Turned Away
Jordan, who showed signs of fetal stress, should have been delivered swiftly after his mother arrived at the Tennessee hospital. Instead, delivery was planned for nearly five hours later. And then, even that target was missed by 79 minutes.
When Jordan was finally delivered, it was into a life diminished by crushing disabilities: catastrophic brain damage and cerebral palsy. A life in which Jordan would require around-the-clock care.
Justice did not come swiftly and it was not easy. Other attorneys declined the case, likely because they thought it would be too difficult. It’s common knowledge that confronting the multi-billion dollar insurance industry and its medical clients is a David and Goliath story.
But with lead trial attorney Mr. Offutt heading the charge, justice did prevail and the Tennessee jury awarded a record-breaking $33.5 million to cover Jordan's future health care costs and other damages.
"Steve didn't stop until he uncovered the truth about Jordan's birth injury."
— Tammy, CPFamily Network
A Record Verdict in Minnesota
In Minnesota, Mr. Offutt won a $15.5 million verdict on behalf of Dhevyn, an infant needlessly injured at birth and a victim of cerebral palsy. Like Jordan, Dhevyn requires round-the-clock care for the rest of his life. With a multi-million dollar verdict, Dhevyn's family is better equipped to make his life as close to normal as possible.
Does Your Child Suffer
From Cerebral Palsy or Developmental Delays Caused by a Brain Injury?
While all birth injuries have a devastating effect on children and families, brain injuries stand out. These tragedies are often the result of medical negligence or malpractice.
If you are looking to secure your child's financial security now and also when you are no longer around to care for them:
- Don't wait too long to seek legal help. You only have a limited window of time to file a claim.
- Request a free, no-obligation consultation. Acting now leaves you more time to weigh the best options for you and your child.
What is the goal?
Our goal is to get as much money for your child and your family as legally possible. Then, we put as much as we can into a trust fund to provide long-term security and safety for your child.
Will my child lose their benefits if I pursue a claim?
No. We want to obtain as much of the insurance policy as possible and put everything we can into a trust fund. With the money in a trust, it does not affect your benefits. The portion of any settlement or verdict going to the parents does not affect the child’s benefits either.
Do I need a birth injury attorney?
Absolutely. The defendants, hospitals, and doctors are insured and the insurance company is the one who pays the settlement or verdict. The insurance industry is a multibillion-dollar industry and they don’t pay a penny that they don’t have to. They will enlist top-level attorneys and experts and try to defeat your claim at every turn. The attorney you need is one who has been successful in these cases in the past, like Mr. Offutt.
What can't the jury know at trial?Juries don't get to know that the doctors and hospitals have insurance for their mistakes. They don’t get to know that the doctors and employees of the hospital have made many mistakes in the past. The laws in the U.S. forbid attorneys from telling jurors these things, but our team can still build a compelling case that sways juries.
I've found an attorney with no verdicts or settlements who claims to "work with other attorneys in the area." Is this a red flag?
Yes. These attorneys are what we call “marketing attorneys.” They won't have verdicts and settlements they themselves have achieved listed on their website and they will claim to work with attorneys in the area. These marketing attorneys charge higher fees for clients and then sell the case to an attorney like Mr. Offutt. Instead, you should cut out the middleman and go directly to a birth injury attorney. By doing that, you'll save yourself some time and money, and Mr. Offutt would rather you avoid this predatory practice altogether.