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Birth Injuries

Many parents in Southeastern Pennsylvania who are expecting children often turn to medical professionals to help ensure that they deliver happy and healthy babies. Unfortunately, errors made by doctors, nurses, or other practitioners before, during, or after the birth of a child can result in injuries, disabilities, or possibly even death. Some of the severe injuries that can result from medical negligence include, but are not limited to:

  • Bone Fractures
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries (Erb’s Palsy or Klumpke’s Palsy)
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Fetal Distress (Hypoxia)
  • Perinatal or Neonatal Asphyxia
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Children who are born with these types of conditions can face a lifetime of extreme difficulties. Their parents can incur several thousands of dollars in medical expenses for everyday needs and rehabilitation.

Every member of the staff in delivery rooms and hospitals is expected to meet a standard of care. When any one of these individuals fails to do to their jobs with the proper attention and care that is expected, they have acted negligently and can be liable for the harm caused by their mistakes. Parents whose children were born with injuries caused by medical negligence can be entitled to compensation for the multitude of financial hardships they have faced and will continue to amass.

Doctors and hospitals in these cases are heavily insured, and litigation involving injuries sustained during child birth can be an extremely stressful and lengthy process. Insurance companies will often claim that there was no way that these injuries could have been prevented and the doctors and staff did everything possible to prevent birth defects. Insurance companies may offer settlements in an effort to avoid having these cases go to trial, but these amounts are typically far less than what parents will need for medical bills and caretaking expenses.

If your child was born with a serious injury or defect, the Chester County birth injury attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices will work as a team to fully investigate your case and fight to recover all of the compensation you and your family need and deserve. Our firm has decades of experience with medical malpractice claims, and we represent clients on a contingency fee basis so you pay us nothing unless we get you financial damages.

Parents only have a limited amount of time to take legal action in these types of cases, and you can have our birth injury lawyers review your case when you call (610) 719-3190 to take advantage of a free consultation. We have offices located in such areas as West Chester, Radnor, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, Lancaster, Malvern, Plymouth Square, and Philadelphia.