There are few things, if any, as devastating to a parent as a child born with a birth injury of any type or magnitude. What was supposed to be a moment of utter and extreme happiness turns to a deeper concern, often fraught with guilt, for the present and future welfare of the child.
A birth injury may simply occur naturally with no way of prevention. A birth injury may also be the fault of the baby’s treating physician who may have failed to respond to or identify a dangerous condition. Perhaps, a drug or medication was dangerous in itself or wrongfully prescribed. Parents want to know how could such a devastating occurrence happen? Why wasn’t it avoidable? Who bears the legal responsibility for its occurrence?
Birth injuries occur while the mother is delivering the child. Birth defects occur during the pregnancy while the fetus is forming in the womb of the mother. For every 1000 births, about five birth injuries occur. For every 100 births, seven babies are born with birth defects.
Common conditions resulting from birth injuries include brain swelling, brain hemorrhaging, Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy (aka Brachial Plexus Palsy), skull fractures, nerve damage, and brain damage resulting from hypoxia (lack of oxygen) caused by umbilical cord strangulation. Birth injuries may be devastating and result in learning disabilities, lack of neurological function, or a failure of the child to develop properly.
Birth injury lawsuits like all medical malpractice lawsuits are complex, time-consuming, and expensive. The attorneys at Powell Law are experienced in medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuits and James F. Mundy, Esq., is considered one of the most experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Pennsylvania. The attorneys at Powell Law have the expertise and experience to gather and review the evidence of a birth injury to determine if a viable case exists.
Attorneys must have the ability and expertise to analyze all of the legal and technical issues of a particular legal matter. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented motor vehicle accident victims for 113 years. Call today!