Our Birth Injury Lawyers in Lancaster Get Justice
Welcoming a child into the world is one of the most anticipated and cherished moments in a new parent’s life. However, this moment of joy can quickly become challenging when a newborn is injured during the birth process due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, the hospital, or other medical providers. Families will suddenly find themselves struggling with the emotional and financial hardship that comes with providing medical treatment, physical therapy, and specialized care for their injured infants.
If your baby or a loved one’s baby was injured at birth at the hands of a medical provider, you may be able to get compensation. When your newborn child is injured due to medical malpractice, you should not have to deal with the emotional and financial fallout without help. Contact PARRIS birth injury attorneys today for a free case evaluation—when you hire us, you’ll pay no fees until we win your case.
Types of Birth Injuries
A birth injury lawsuit is a specific type of medical malpractice lawsuit available for victims of medical negligence or misconduct. Victims can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a medical professional if (a) the medical provider’s negligence led directly to the birth injury, and (b) their standard of care fell below what is expected in the medical community.
Types of birth injuries can include:
- 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: failing 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
- Other mental and physical disabilities
- Death (in rare, severe cases)
Our Lancaster Birth Injury Lawyers Recover Medical Costs and More
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 vehicle, home modifications for disability accommodation, and more.
PARRIS’ Lancaster birth injury lawyers can help you recover the compensation you need for these expenses, as well as for pain and suffering. Contact PARRIS for a free birth injury case consultation—let us fight for you while you focus on restoring your family.
Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind, or emotions caused by another. It covers an expansive array of case types.