Our Philadelphia child birth injury attorneys offer representation to clients who sustained catastrophic birth injuries due to medical malpractice during labor / delivery or post-delivery care. Birth injuries can have devastating and permanent effects, including:
Brain Damage Birth Injuries
Medical malpractice during labor, delivery, and post-delivery care can result in permanent brain damage to a newborn child. Child birth brain damage injuries can easily occur when the oxygen supply of the fetus or infant is cut off or reduced.
Medical errors that may cause or contribute to serious child birth brain injuries include a medical professional’s negligent:
- failure to monitor the baby’s and mother’s vital signs during child birth
- failure to detect and recognize complications that can lead to the baby’s oxygen deprivation
- failure to detect and manage the baby’s oxygen deprivation
- failure to deliver by Caesarian section (C-section) when the baby is deprived of oxygen
- failure to provide sufficient and needed oxygen following delivery to a baby in respiratory distress
See Philadelphia Brain Damage Medical Malpractice Lawyers for more information about brain damage med mal lawsuits.
Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a serious brain injury that causes problems with a child’s muscle movements. CP can be classified into four main categories:
Medical errors that can lead to this devastating birth injury include negligent:
- injury to a child’s brain with forceps or vacuum extraction
- failure to ensure the fetus is receiving sufficient oxygen
- use of labor and delivery medications that cut off the fetus’s oxygen supply
- failure to provide oxygen to or resuscitate a baby who is experiencing breathing difficulties after birth
Blindness Birth Injuries
Our Philadelphia child birth injury attorneys also handle cases of blindness or vision loss caused by medical negligence during or following a child’s birth. Blindness and vision child birth injuries can result from oxygen deprivation due to mishandled complications involving the:
- umbilical cord
- fetus’s or infant’s breathing / lungs
- C-section delivery
- breech delivery
For additional information about vision damage lawsuits, see Philadelphia Blindness Lawsuit Attorneys.
Paralysis Birth Injuries
Medical malpractice during child birth can also leave a newborn infant with a paralysis injury. Erb’s palsy is a type of brachial plexus palsy injury that can occur when a medical professional ruptures the nerves in a baby’s brachial plexus. (The brachial plexus is a group of nerves near the neck and shoulder.) The rupture can cause a partial or complete paralysis of the baby’s arm.
Erb’s palsy paralysis injuries due to medical malpractice can occur when a doctor pulls on a baby’s neck or shoulders in order to extricate the baby from the birth canal. If the physician pulls too hard or moves the baby’s head sideways, an injury to the brachial plexus can result.
See Philadelphia Paralysis Lawsuit Lawyers for more information about serious paralysis injuries.
See Philadelphia Child Birth Malpractice Lawyers for additional information about labor and delivery negligence lawsuits.
Contact our Philadelphia Child Birth Injury Attorneys
If your child suffered a serious injury during child birth, our Philadelphia child birth injury attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact Feldman & Pinto today to schedule a cost-free consultation about your case.