Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyers
Our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt fight for justice on behalf of grieving families. If a negligent physician may have caused your newborn baby to suffer any form of injury or trauma, contact us. We can help you get the compensation your family deserves in response to the damages you’ve suffered. Birth injuries can require a lifetime of medical treatment for the newborn which is costly and traumatic for all involved. McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt has earned the respect of their clients for the aggressiveness of our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers in winning cases. As a result of our efforts, many Philadelphia families have received significant settlements. Learn whether or not we can assist you as well. Call our Philadelphia office to request a free consultation with one of our birth injury lawyers.
Birth Trauma and Birth Injuries
Childbirth trauma can cause the newborn to suffer one or more serious injuries. The trauma is often caused by a healthcare provider who is negligent when assisting with the baby’s birth. For example, they might misuse forceps or vacuum devices during the delivery. It also happens when the mother’s obstetrician does not provide the proper level of medical care during her pregnancy. These are examples of medical malpractice. Serious health conditions can result and as such the baby may sustain any of the following types of injuries:
- Spinal cord injury
- Cranial injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Umbilical cord strangulation
- Brachial plexus palsy or Erb’s
Our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers are experienced handling all manner of medical malpractice cases. They are also compassionate and understanding of parents who have lost their child due to a physician’s negligence. We welcome you to discuss your circumstances with one of our lawyers who will make every effort to obtain maximum compensation so that you can recover the costs from your ordeal. A settlement can also make it possible to provide your baby with the medical treatment they need to recover from their injury.
Injuries Sustained During Labor or Delivery
As our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers know from firsthand experience, many claims result from the negligence of an obstetrician during the labor stage or delivery. Other claims derive from hospital malpractice when medical personnel makes an avoidable mistake, a vital piece of equipment fails, or due to misguided hospital policy. When the doctor or nurses do not properly monitor the mother’s vital signs during delivery, or fail to recognize distress indicators that the fetus or mother are at imminent risk of injury or death. Our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers are members of an established professional network of medical experts. When appropriate, we will call upon the testimony of these experts in support of our client’s case. Should the at-fault party or parties refuse to take responsibility for their mistakes, we will be prepared to take them to court and we will call upon our experts to provide courtroom testimony.
Consult Our Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyers
To learn whether or not your case is eligible for filing a claim, contact our Philadelphia office to schedule a confidential, no-cost review with our birth injury lawyers.