Pennsylvania Birth Injuries & Malpractice Lawsuits
Birth Injury Claims
When a birth injury causes a child to be born with a lifetime disability, many families face not only the emotional devastation of their child’s suffering, but the overwhelming medical and therapeutic expenses required just to provide their child with a future.
While not all birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice, errors during the pregnancy and delivery process occur more often than many people realize. If a newborn child has been injured because of a medical professional’s mistake or negligence, there is no reason the child should be denied the financial help and medical resources they deserve.
Protecting the Rights and Futures of Injured Children
The birth injury lawyers in Philadelphia at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller are experienced in handling a wide variety of birth injury claims, including cases relating to:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial plexus injury
- Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation)
- Spastic quadriplegia
Many times, grieving parents are simply told that there was a “complication” during their child’s birth. While this is sometimes true, doctors can also use this as an excuse to conceal negligence. If your doctor is unable or reluctant to answer certain questions about your child’s birth injury, our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers can investigate the circumstances of the birth to determine whether or not medical negligence occurred. Your family deserves to know the truth, and our medical malpractice attorneys in Pennsylvania will not stop until you get the answers and compensation you deserve.
When Birth Injury is Caused by Negligence
The natural contortions and contractions involved in childbirth can be hard on an infant, making birth injury an unfortunate possibility at all times. However, many factors that contribute to birth injuries can and should be avoided by an attentive physician.
Some examples of negligence that often lead to birth injury include:
- Oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery
- Prescription drugs (such as SSRIs) taken by the mother before or during pregnancy
- Failure to use proper delivery techniques
- Failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner
- Improper use of delivery instruments (such as forceps and vacuum)
If you believe your child’s birth injury was the result of medical malpractice or medical negligence in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please contact Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller today to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced birth injury lawyers in Philadelphia. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Pennsylvania can help you uncover the truth about how and why your child’s birth injury occurred.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller serve birth injury victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with offices in Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, Allentown, and Marlton.