Beckwith-Wiedmann Syndrome – Birth Injury

For over 40 years, The Fitzgerald Law Firms have been committed to fighting for children with birth injuries, including children with Beckwith-Wiedmann syndrome. Read about some of our multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements.

What is Beckwith-Wiedmann Syndrome?

Beckwith-Wiedmann syndrome is a growth disorder that is present from birth. It is characterized by a large body size, large internal organs, and abdominal defects. Children born with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome will most likely have low blood sugar. They will also have an increased risk of the following:

  • Decreased mental development
  • Development of tumors, especially Wilms’ tumor
  • Feeding problems
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Seizures and related complications

Legal Help for Children with Beckwith-Wiedmann Syndrome

The cause of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is not known. There appears to be a genetic factor—about 80% of the children have a defect in chromosome number 11 (NIH). The Fitzgerald Law Firm medical malpractice law firm has successfully argued that birth injuries, even those with a genetic association like Beckwith-Wiedmann syndrome, are caused by environmental toxins and/or neurological insults or complicated by these insults.

If you retain The Fitzgerald Law Firm to represent your child, we will attempt to identify the cause of the injury to your child’s brain that resulted in Beckwith-Wiedmann syndrome. If that injury could have been avoided, we will seek to recover compensation from those responsible.

For a free consultation about Beckwith-Wiedmann syndrome with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at The Fitzgerald Law Firm, please call toll free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form.


  1. MedlinePlus: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  2. National Cancer Institute