The birth of a child is typically the most wonderful time in a parent’s life. However, sometimes complications can arise during pregnancy and delivery, possibly resulting in an injury to the baby. Typically, these type of situations can be contributed to avoidable harm, which is why it is imperative to understand the legal rights of both the baby and the parent.
At The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C., we are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured victims throughout Pennsylvania. With more than 50 years of legal experience, our Schuylkill County personal injury lawyers have the comprehensive understanding of state laws and court proceedings in order to help you navigate through the potential complexities of your case.
Birth injures can occur for a plethora of reasons. In the instances in which birth injuries are caused by the negligence and careless mistakes of healthcare providers, such as failing to recognize fetal positioning, umbilical cord issues, fetal distress, or delaying caesarean section (c-section) procedure, you may be eligible to hold the responsible party legally liable for their actions.
These mistakes can result in a lack of oxygen to a baby’s brain leading to permanent physical and/or mental disabilities. Our Schuylkill County birth injury attorneys through a team of experts are capable of helping families who have suffered birth injuries caused by medical mistakes. . If you have an emergency C Section (Caesarian Section) or prolonged Labor and Birth, your baby may have been deprived of oxygen for too long causing brain damage. If your child was in respiratory distress and not intubated properly or quickly enough, your baby was deprived of precious oxygen which may cause Cerebral Palsy (CP). If you baby was unresponsive, exhibited signs of failing to thrive, or your baby was diagnosed with Hypoxia, Anoxia, or Asphyxia, the OBGYN or medical staff may have been negligent. The doctors and nurses may be liable for medical malpractice if your child is diagnosed with other serious complications such as Hyperbilirubinemia Kernicterus Neonatal jaundice, or Infections. Physical injuries could also happen to your child during birth through the negligent use of forceps or suction. We believe these are avoidable and should not happen.
Our Schuylkill County birth injury lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation into your baby’s injuries and collect the evidence necessary to develop an aggressive and personalized case strategy. We understand what it takes to recover monetary compensation to cover medical expenses, loss income, rehabilitation and therapy costs, as well as punitive damages. Do not hesitate to get the legal assistance necessary to obtain the justice you deserve.