Questions About Birth Injury Lawsuits
What causes birth injury?
Birth injury can be caused by unforeseen complications during labor, but severe birth injuries are often the result of medical malpractice. Common causes of birth injury include oxygen deprivation and failure to perform prompt, necessary surgical procedures such as a C-section. The injuries your child sustains due to this type of negligence could have been prevented if proper attention had been paid by attending medical staff.
How do I know if I have a birth injury lawsuit?
When your child suffers from a birth injury, your doctor may simply chalk it up to “complications” during delivery. While this is sometimes true, that can also be a convenient way to divert responsibility. When you contact the birth injury attorneys in Allentown at Wapner Newman regarding your child’s birth injury, our experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation to help determine if negligence was the cause of the injury.
Will my child’s medical treatment be a consideration in a birth injury lawsuit?
Children who suffer birth injuries such as Erb’s Palsy or brain damage will require a life-time of expensive medical treatment. This will be a primary consideration in your birth injury lawsuit. Your family should not be forced to shoulder the financial burden of these medical expenses. Our personal injury attorneys in Philadelphia will fight to ensure you are properly compensated, and that all of your child’s future medical expenses are covered.
Who is liable in a birth injury lawsuit?
Birth injuries may be caused by negligent medical staff or by medical equipment failure. In cases involving injuries such as hypoxia, a combination of factors might have resulted in your child’s injury. Our birth injury lawyers in Philadelphia have years of experience investigating these issues, and can help you hold the responsible party accountable for all of your damages.
Will my birth injury lawsuit need to go to trial?
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia approach all cases as if they were going to trial. We are prepared to negotiate a settlement, but have a proven record of successful outcomes in litigation as well. We are entirely devoted to helping your family receive the justice you deserve, and we will take all steps necessary to ensure you receive the full compensation you are due.
If you live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and have further questions about birth injury, please contact Wapner Newman today to schedule an initial consultation.
Our firm serves birth injury victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with offices in Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, Allentown, and Marlton.