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Minnesota Birth Injury Lawyers

Securing Compensation for Lifelong Care

A birth injury has far more than an immediate impact on a child and his or her family. Birth injuries can lead to neurological disorders and physical disabilities that require lifelong care. At Janet, Janet & Suggs, we believe in seeking justice for children whose lives have been dramatically altered due to birth injuries. We believe in holding negligent medical professionals and facilities responsible, and we pursue maximum compensation to provide for the complete, ongoing care a child needs. Our firm has been representing the rights of the injured in birth injury lawsuits for over 30 years.

As Minnesota birth injury attorneys, we understand what is at stake in cases of this nature. We are dealing with children’s futures, and we are completely committed to pursuing the best possible result for every client we represent. We have recovered over $1 billion for the injured, including hundreds of millions specifically for birth injury victims and their families. Nationally-recognized and serving clients across the U.S., we have the skill and resources needed to succeed in these complex cases. We are ready to see how we can assist you.

For a free, confidential consultation, call our St. Paul or Minneapolis offices at (651) 243-2972.

We Have Recovered Billions For Our Clients

Happy Family
  • $33.5 Million Delayed C-Section
    A jury found that delays in performing an urgently needed cesarean section resulted in a baby developing severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.
  • $24 Million Failure To Diagnose
    One of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts ever won in the District of Columbia, obtained for a child who suffered brain damage and cere­bral palsy because her doctors failed to properly diagnose and respond to an airway obstruction.
  • $15.5 Million Mismanaged Labor & Delivery
    Broke the record for the largest birth injury jury award in Minnesota, obtained on behalf of a child who suffered brain damage and devel­oped cere­bral palsy as a result of misman­age­ment of labor and delivery.
  • $15 Million Delayed Delivery
    Settlement obtained in a case involving an obstetrician’s failure to come to the hospital to deliver a baby in a timely manner. The delay caused brain damage that was ulti­mately diag­nosed as cere­bral palsy.
  • $13.5 Million Fetal Monitoring Errors
    This record jury verdict in Iowa was obtained for a child’s cere­bral palsy caused by brain injury as the result of inconsistent fetal heart monitoring during birth.
  • $10.8 Million Failure To Respond To Uterine Rupture
    Jury verdict for a child who suffers from cere­bral palsy and mental retar­da­tion due to a failure to respond to signs and symp­toms of a uterine rupture.
  • $9.5 Million Failure To Treat Infection
    An infant developed cerebral palsy after signs of an infection were not immediately treated by emergency room personnel.
  • $9.3 Million Birth Injury
    Jury awards record verdict in Minnesota for child’s cere­bral palsy caused by brain injury sustained during birth.
  • $9 Million Sonogram Misinterpretation
    Settlement reached in a case involving the misin­ter­pre­ta­tion of a prenatal sono­gram that resulted in the birth of a child with severe, life-long brain damage.
  • $8.25 Million Airway Obstruction
    Recovery for failure to properly respond to airway obstruction resulting in brain damage at birth.

Meet Our Birth Injury Team

  • Howard A. Janet
    Howard A. Janet Managing Principal
  • Kenneth M. Suggs
    Kenneth M. Suggs Litigation Principal
  • Dov Apfel
    Dov Apfel Partner
  • Sharon R. Morgan
    Sharon R. Morgan Partner
  • Gerald D. Jowers
    Gerald D. Jowers Partner
  • Giles H. Manley
    Giles H. Manley Partner
  • Seth Cardeli
    Seth Cardeli Associate
  • Adam Janet
    Adam Janet Associate
  • Lisa Lee
    Lisa Lee Associate
  • Patrick Thronson
    Patrick Thronson Associate
  • Howard A. Janet Managing Principal
    Howard A. Janet

    Howard A. Janet, Esq. is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent medical malpractice attorneys, widely known for his aggressive, passionate representation of children who develop cerebral palsy (CP) as the result of preventable birth injuries. When he is sufficiently confident a birth injury or other medical malpractice case has merit, Mr. Janet tirelessly seeks the full measure of justice the case demands. Read More

  • Kenneth M. Suggs Litigation Principal
    Kenneth M. Suggs

    Kenneth M. Suggs, a principal in the firm of Janet, Janet & Suggs, has been a tireless champion of consumer legal rights for over 40 years. Known for his advocacy in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death, he has been recognized nationally as one of the nation’s finest trial lawyers. As head of the firm’s Personal Injury Division and a leader on medical malpractice teams, Ken has an in-depth understanding of how doctor errors can impact the health and well-being of a person. Read More

  • Dov Apfel Partner
    Dov Apfel

    Dov Apfel is known nationally as a “child advocate,” who concentrates his practice in cerebral palsy and birth trauma litigation and obstetrical malpractice claims involving birth injuries and children with neurological and intellectual disabilities. Mr. Apfel is regularly contacted by families and lawyers throughout the United States to assist them with the evaluation of standard of care and causation issues that arise in cerebral palsy and birth trauma litigation and potential obstetrical malpractice claims. Read More

  • Sharon R. Morgan Partner
    Sharon R. Morgan

    Sharon R. Morgan is a partner with the firm who has expertise in representing people injured by serious medical negligence. She concentrates her practice on complex cases such as cancer misdiagnosis, nursing home negligence and infants who suffered birth trauma resulting in cerebral palsy. Prior to joining the firm she was an associate in a general practice firm, representing clients for medical negligence, personal injury and auto negligence cases, as well as estate administration. Read More

  • Gerald D. Jowers Partner
    Gerald D. Jowers

    Mr. Jowers, a partner in the firm, represents patients harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (2002), and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2003). He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in numerous states throughout the country. Read More

  • Giles H. Manley Partner
    Giles H. Manley

    Dr. Manley brings to Janet, Janet & Suggs more than 20 years’ experience in the medical profession. As a board-certified OB/GYN with well over 2,000 deliveries, he is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of obstetrics. His specialty training was at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), which included a four-month rotation of high risk obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read More

  • Seth Cardeli Associate
    Seth Cardeli

    Seth L. Cardeli is an associate with the firm whose practice focuses on representing victims of medical negligence, including children injured during labor and delivery. A member of the New York, New Jersey, and Maryland bars, Attorney Seth represents clients nationwide, having been admitted pro hac vice in a number of jurisdictions throughout the country. Prior to joining the firm, Seth was an associate at a general practice firm in New York City where he represented plaintiffs injured by medical negligence, product defects, construction accidents, and motor vehicle accidents. Read More

  • Adam Janet Associate
    Adam Janet

    Adam Janet is an associate attorney in Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC’s mass tort department, who also represents clients in individual personal injury litigation. Mr. Janet recently successfully argued a case at the Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest state court, creating new law to hold adults liable for furnishing alcohol to underage drivers who subsequently cause harm from drinking and driving. Mr. Janet worked on multi-district litigation involving GranuFlo, a substance administered to many dialysis patients that experts linked to cardiac arrests. He was also a member of the team that fought to uphold the court-approved $190 million class action settlement on behalf of more than 9,000 OB-GYN patients in Jane Doe, et al V. Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read More

  • Lisa Lee Associate
    Lisa Lee

    Lisa Lee is an associate with the firm specializing in complex pharmaceutical and medical device multidistrict and mass tort litigations. Ms. Lee is currently involved in the firm’s GranuFlo and New England Compounding Center multidistrict litigations as well as the firm’s Transvaginal Mesh and GranuFlo state court litigations. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lee served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Read More

  • Patrick Thronson Associate
    Patrick Thronson

    Patrick Thronson proudly advocates for children and adults who have suffered catastrophic injuries because of preventable medical errors. He has been a member of litigation teams that have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims. The majority of his clients are children with cerebral palsy, a devastating, life-altering neurological disorder that is all too often the result of carelessness by health care providers. Mr. Thronson also represents victims of human trafficking and civil rights violations. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and Illinois and is co-editor of Trial Reporter, the premier publication of the Maryland Association for Justice. Read More

Our Clients Share

Their Real Experiences
  • “They went all out on my behalf; they took an appeal and changed the law. This firm is relentless.”

    Manal K.

  • “We will always recommend your law firm 1st for superior service and excellent results! We will never use anyone else!”

    Harriet & Jerry

  • “I would like to thank the lawyers. I appreciate them listening to us.”

    Victim of Dr. Levy

  • “Please know Taylor's life (& ours) have truly been changed. We will forever be grateful that our paths crossed.”


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