When we talk about “birth injuries,” we mean a wide range of generally preventable illnesses and maladies that occur before, during, or immediately after birth.
Some birth injuries are painful but short-lived, while others are severe and long-term.
It can be difficult for parents to pinpoint the precise cause of an accident or illness since symptoms of the same issue might appear differently in different children. Physicians and other health care providers may neglect to disclose when a problem may be traced back to a medical team error.
Our experienced Pittsburgh Birth Injury Lawyers are well-versed in these instances. Because we have fought many of these difficult cases, we have a broad understanding of not just how to spot them but also who may be liable and how we could seek restitution.
In this section, we’ll take a look at some of the most common birth injuries. Here are a few examples:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Internal hemorrhage in the ventricle
- Meconium Aspiration
- Erb’s Palsy
- Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Forceps-related injuries
- Injuries caused by C-sections (increasing prevalence, elective, failure to perform, etc.)
- Fractures in the bones
- Complications from Drugs in Eclampsia/Preeclampsia
If you believe your child has suffered as a result of one of these disorders, you must immediately contact a Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer from Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers, P.C. for further information.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the lifelong cost of caring for a child who has a birth injury can be as much as 26 times that of a healthy child.
The average yearly expenditure on medical treatment is ten times that of the ordinary youngster.
Those who win birth injury lawsuits will have the financial means they need to cope. Recovery may involve the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Treatments/therapies/surgeries/medications that are still in effect
- Modifications to the home and car, as well as specialized equipment
- Long-term care support and in-home health care
- Compensation for salary and benefits lost
- Compensation for bodily harm and suffering
Birth Injuries That Can Change Your Life
Many birth traumas might permanently alter your child’s life. The following are examples of common birth injuries with substantial long-term consequences:
- Damage to the brain
- Cerebral Palsy is a kind of cerebral palsy.
- Cesarean Sections (C-sections) (C-section).
- Erb’s Palsy is a kind of palsy.
- Strep Group B.
- Inadequate Drug Administration.
- Kernicterus in infancy.
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- Injuries to mothers.
- Premature Delivery.
- Oxygen deficiency.
- Incompatibility with Rh.
- Dystocia of the Shoulders
Contact a Pittsburgh Birth Injury Lawyer
Unfortunately, health care workers can make preventable mistakes before, during, and after a baby’s birth, resulting in birth injuries.
As a result of this neglect, a child may develop an impairment that needs costly long-term medical care. If your child suffered a birth injury as a result of medical misconduct, you might be entitled to financial compensation.
The Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers at Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers, P.C. work with families to obtain justice and compensation for birth injuries and medical malpractice.
Our law firm can help you determine if your birth injury might have been avoided with proper care.