It’s a nightmare for parents to discover that their child suffered an injury during birth. It’s even more concerning to discover that a medical professional, who has been entrusted with the life, health, and safety of a newborn, may have been culpable in the injury. In Pennsylvania, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are have a legal obligation to uphold a specific standard of care to their patients. If their actions do not meet that standard and injury occurs as a result, the law provides recourse for the child and the aggrieved parents.
A premier birth injury lawyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tom Bosworth gets results. Tom Bosworth has personally prosecuted and handled numerous birth injury cases throughout his career. We stand for accountability, both to our clients and from the parties that have wronged them. If you and your young child have been wronged by medical professionals, the law is here to help you.
There are a number of birth injuries that can occur as a result of negligence or medical malpractice. Though some of these may be readily apparent, others are not and may not be detectable until years afterwards. Some common birth injuries include:
- Brain injury
- Developmental delays
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (“HIE”)
- Head and brain injuries
- Nerve injuries, including cranial nerve trauma
- Bleeding or bruising
- Brachial palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Forceps injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Meconium aspiration
- In extreme cases, death
In some instances, certain types of birth injuries may produce deleterious and lasting effects, including development delays and psychological conditions such as ADHD, hearing loss, speech problems, and behavioral issues.
Not sure if you have a birth injury case? Contact our experienced Philadelphia birth injury law firm and get answers. We can even start with a free consultation.