Last week we discussed a brachial plexus birth injury called Erb’s Palsy. This birth injury affects thousands of newborns each year. Although mothers in the United States receive some of the best obstetrical care these injuries still occur.
If your baby’s delivery didn’t go as planned and your baby suffered a birth injury it could be the result of the medical staff. Birth injuries can result from using forceps, vacuum, caesarian section and other complications. They can come from a failure to monitor how the baby is doing and not performing a caesarian section soon enough resulting in fetal distress. Or a birth injury could happen when an obstetrician uses a forceps or vacuum incorrectly during delivery. Erb’s palsy can be the result of the baby’s shoulders being damaged during delivery. Preeclampsia, or high blood pressure, is also one of the leading causes of death for the mother and baby.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a birth injury our law firm can help. We have decades of experience helping families in Pittsburgh with medical malpractice claims. Our firm is unique in that we have two full time physicians on staff to review medical records and help determine what went wrong during medical treatment.
Medical professionals who cause birth injuries should be held accountable for their actions. We are caring professionals who will work tirelessly to make sure your voice is heard. A preventable birth injury is something no parent expects will happen to their family. But, when this injury occurs it’s important to have experience on your side.
If a person’s child was seriously injured during birth we can help analyze the family’s case. Compensation can be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.