Birth Injury

Northeast PA’s Best Birth Injury Attorneys

Welcoming a child into the world is one of the most anticipated and cherished moments in a new mother or father’s life. Sadly, due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, the hospital, or other medical providers, the birth of a child can become challenging when a newborn suffers an injury during the birth process. Families will suddenly find themselves struggling with the emotional, physical, and financial hardship of providing medical treatment, physical therapy, and specialized care for their injured infants.

Such families in Pennsylvania can contact OHDP Law birth injury attorneys to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical professional if the medical provider’s negligence led directly to the birth injury, and their standard of care fell below what is expected in the medical community. The OHDP law firm handles all birth injury cases on a contingency basis, so you pay no fees until we win your case.

Types of Birth Injuries

The following birth injuries are common in Northeastern Pennsylvania:

C-Section Delay: Failure to recognize that a c-section should be ordered in case of uterine rupture, large baby, drop in fetal heart rate, cord prolapse, placenta previa, or other condition

Vacuum Injury: Improper placement of the vacuum on the baby’s shoulder or skull

Hypoxia: Failure to protect against lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain

Shoulder Dystocia: Injury caused when a baby is forcibly removed when stuck against the mother’s pelvic bone

Forceps Injury: Too much pressure applied on a baby’s head when extracting the baby

Negligent Prenatal Care: Failure to perform sufficient prenatal testing, failure to diagnose or treat infections, umbilical cord entrapment, placental abruption, or rupture

Negligent Monitoring: Failure to properly monitor the baby during birth and after

Common consequences of these birth injuries can include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Injury
  • Bone Fractures
  • Mental and Physical disability
  • Paralysis
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Compensation Available After A Birth Injury

 A birth injury can require lifetime care, creating unmanageable costs, even with health insurance. Injured babies may require ongoing medical treatments, physical therapy, speech therapy, special equipment such as a wheelchair and a wheelchair accommodating transportation vehicle, home modifications for disability accommodation, and more. If a doctor, medical staff or medical facility is found negligent, they will be required to provide financial compensation for these things.

Contact A Northeast Pennsylvania Birth Injury Attorney

Have you or your child become the victim of birth injury at a Northeast Pennsylvania hospital or medical facility? This would include the Scranton/Wilkes Barre area and the following counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Pike, Wayne, Monroe, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montgomery, Wyoming, Montour and Carbon counties.

At the law offices of O’Malley, Harris, Durkin & Perry (OHDP Law), we understand the impact that these types of medical mistakes can have on victims. To find out if you have a claim, contact us today at (570) 348-3711 for your free case review or fill out our free case evaluation form here.