Firm Blog: Birth Injury

  • How Medical Malpractice Causes Birth Injuries?

    April 30, 2024

    The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, but sometimes it is overshadowed by unexpected complications and injuries. In Pennsylvania, as in the rest of the United States, birth injuries caused by healthcare mistakes are a devastating reality for many families each year. These injuries can range from mild to severe, affecting a […]

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  • Pittsburgh Maternal and Birth Injuries: What Are Your Rights in Pennsylvania?

    December 08, 2023

    The journey of pregnancy and childbirth, while often filled with joy, can also present significant risks, leading to maternal and birth injuries. These incidents, unfortunately, are not as rare as one might hope, and their impact can be profound and long-lasting. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the nature of these maternal and birth […]

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  • Bringing Justice to the Most Vulnerable: Navigating Birth Injury Cases

    April 29, 2023

    The birth of a child is a joyous occasion for any family. However, when something goes wrong during labor or delivery, it can have devastating consequences for both the child and the parents. Birth injuries can lead to lifelong physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges and can also cause financial strain due to the costs of […]

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  • What To Do If Your Baby Suffers Birth Asphyxia

    May 02, 2021

    Although most child deliveries happen without complications, in rare cases a child may suffer an injury during birth that can lead to serious complications down the road. One of the more common forms of birth injury is asphyxia. In some cases, birth asphyxia may result from the negligence of the delivery team.  What Is Birth […]

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  • How Does an Umbilical Cord Accident Happen?

    November 30, 2020

    The umbilical cord is a necessary component to a healthy baby and delivery. Often referred to as the baby’s “supply line,” the umbilical cord is a tube-like structure that connects the baby to the placenta; this narrow structure delivers nutrients and oxygen to the fetus while in prenatal development. Umbilical cord accidents account for approximately […]

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  • Medical Negligence Leading to Fetal Distress and Birth Injuries

    June 17, 2020

    Nothing is more exciting or stressful than the birthing process. When a woman arrives at the hospital, nurses and doctors will ensure that she is connected to sophisticated medical devices that will monitor a baby’s vital signs and contractions. Because the labor and delivery process can be unpredictable, the doctors and nurses should pay close […]

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  • Medical Malpractice That Leads to Birth Hypoxia and Birth Asphyxia

    January 24, 2019

    A baby can suffer birth hypoxia or birth asphyxia when they are deprived of oxygen in one of three scenarios: before birth, during birth, or immediately after birth. Oxygen deprivation of a baby can lead to serious medical complications for the rest of the baby’s life and it all depends on the length of the […]

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  • When a Medical Error Causes Injury During Birth, Is It Malpractice?

    June 01, 2018

    The birth of a baby is one of the most exciting moments in many parents’ lives. However, due to the fact that childbirth is often such a medically stressful time both for the baby and the mother, it is not uncommon for complications to occur during birth. These complications can also lead to a number […]

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  • Pennsylvania Family Awarded $40 Million in Spinal Birth Injury Case

    March 19, 2018

    Recently, one family decided to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the doctor who delivered their twin babies. The twins are currently seven years old, but one of the babies suffers from a severe spinal cord injury and paralysis below her chest caused by doctor negligence during birth. The doctor who performed the twins’ delivery […]

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  • What Is Cerebral Palsy and Is It Caused by Medical Mistakes?

    May 09, 2017

    Was your child born with Cerebral Palsy? Call a Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer Cerebral palsy – sometimes abbreviated to CP in medical documents – is the deformity or weakening of a child’s muscles and motor control caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth. CP is often considered one of the worst forms […]

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