Pittsburgh Birth Injury Lawyer

Compassionate Birth Injury Accident Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA Helps Families Seek Accountability and Financial Recovery in Allegheny County and Throughout Western Pennsylvania

Have you or your child suffered a birth injury because of careless mistakes by your healthcare provider? Birth injuries can have a devastating impact on your or your child’s future, potentially causing lifelong impairments and disabilities. Your family should not have to bear the financial consequences of a birth injury caused by your provider’s negligence. Let a Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer with Matzus Law, LLC demand accountability for you. 

For over 20 years, Jason Matzus has worked tirelessly to advocate for the interests of his clients. He understands that recovering from injuries can be a complicated, overwhelming situation. The Matzus Law legal team is committed to getting you the best possible results in your case so that you and your family can begin to move forward. We will provide you with the resources and support that you need at each stage of your case and recovery. We measure success not just by the amount of compensation we have recovered for you but also by the meaningful difference that we have made in you and your family’s life. 

If you or your child has been the victim of a birth injury that occurred due to the negligence of your healthcare providers, reach out to Matzus Law, LLC for a free initial case evaluation to speak with a Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer about your legal options. Our firm stands ready to help you pursue the financial recovery and justice that you or your child deserve. 

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Types of Birth Injuries Cases Our Firm Assists Clients With

Birth injuries include physical trauma and medical conditions that are caused by complications that occur during pregnancy and delivery. Some of the most common types of birth injuries that we represent clients for include:

  • Brachial palsy, or damage to the nerve bundles that run through the shoulder and into the arm and hand
  • Caput succedaneum, a swelling of the skin and tissues on the scalp
  • Cephalohematoma, or bleeding between the scalp and skull; while the blood is usually reabsorbed over a period of a few days, severe cases can result in jaundice
  • Facial paralysis, caused by damage to nerves in the face and head
  • Broken bones
  • Cerebral palsy, a condition resulting from brain damage, usually caused by a lack of oxygen during delivery, which can lead to physical disability or cognitive limitations

Birth injuries can also include physical injuries that are suffered by a mother during delivery. These include:

  • Perineal tears, or trauma to the tissues between the vagina and anus
  • Postpartum hemorrhage, or excessive bleeding that continues after delivery
  • Uterine rupture, or tearing of the uterus, which is more likely to occur for mothers who have previously had cesarean sections or abdominal surgery
  • Uterine and pelvic organ prolapse, where the uterus and other pelvic organs slip into the birth canal

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Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Some birth injuries occur due to various natural risk factors, including maternal obesity, premature birth, or a large baby. However, many other birth injuries happen because of negligent care rendered by medical providers during pregnancy and delivery. Some of the most frequent negligence-related causes of birth injuries include:

  • Negligent prenatal care, including failing to diagnose and treat conditions in the mother that can lead to birth injuries, such as gestational diabetes or infections
  • Improper use of delivery assisting tools such as forceps and vacuum extractors
  • Failure to monitor the baby’s vitals during delivery
  • Not placing the baby in the correct head-first position for delivery
  • Failure to recognize complications of delivery, such as prolonged delivery/mother’s exhaustion, shoulder dystocia (where the baby’s shoulders get stuck in the mother’s pelvis), or uterine rupture
  • Failure to take prompt actions in response to delivery complications, such as performing an emergency cesarean section

What Compensation Can You Recover in a Birth Injury Case? 

Pittsburgh Birth Injury Lawyer

If you or your child sustained a birth injury, your family may be entitled to recover compensation for the losses that you have suffered, including:

  • Medical treatment and rehabilitation expenses
  • Costs of long-term care and support services, such as home health care or specialized education
  • Loss of wages or income, or loss of future earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life, including due to scarring/disfigurement, loss of fertility, or reduced life expectancy

Contact Our Firm Today for a Free Case Evaluation with a Knowledgeable Birth Injury Accident Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Do not wait another day to talk to a Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer about pursuing accountability from negligent medical professionals who carelessly harmed you or your child. Contact Matzus Law, LLC today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about the process of pursuing a legal claim for the compensation that you and your family deserve. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Injuries in Pittsburgh

Who can be held liable for a birth injury?

Examples of persons and entities that can be held liable in a birth injury case include OB/GYNs, anesthesiologists, nurses, midwives, hospitals, health clinics, and private medical practices. While individual healthcare providers can be held directly liable for their negligent acts or omissions, facilities like hospitals and health clinics can also be held responsible for a birth injury through employer liability or through their own direct liability such as negligent hiring or negligent supervision of healthcare workers.

How long do I have to file a birth injury lawsuit?

Under Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims involving a birth injury, you typically have only two years from the date that you suffered a birth injury to file a lawsuit against the healthcare providers and facilities whose negligence resulted in your injury. However, this two-year period can be paused, or “tolled,” until you know (or should know) that you were injured by a medical provider’s negligence. But no lawsuit may be filed more than seven years after the negligent care was rendered. If your child suffered a birth injury, the two-year statute of limitations begins when they turn 18. Because the deadlines for filing a birth injury lawsuit can be complicated, it is important to speak to a birth injury accident attorney in Pittsburgh, PA as soon as possible to make sure that you timely file your claim.


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