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Tens of Millions Recovered for Injury Victims Since 1922

If your baby was harmed or injured after a difficult birth, your hospital should be held responsible for your child's lifelong needs—which often come with costs in the six- or seven-figure range. The average lifetime cost of a birth injury is $941,000 to $3 million. The CDC estimates that the average lifetime cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy is $1 million; most families simply can't afford to provide for a child with a birth injury.

Having a child with a permanent disability due to a birth injury leaves parents with serious questions. How do they pay for special education resources? How do they afford adding accommodations to their home, or hiring around-the-clock caretakers? Most importantly, how would their child survive if something happened to his/her parents? Our Harrisburg birth injury lawyers can answer those questions for you.

Since 1922, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP has stood up for the injured and harmed. Our team of investigators, litigators, and medical experts want to give your child the best possible future. Call (888) 498-3023 to learn how.

Poor Hospital Care Is the Leading Cause of Birth Injury

Has your baby been diagnosed with Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or brain damage that occurred during the pregnancy or birth? You're not alone. Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood mobility disorder throughout the United States. General brain damage from asphyxia during delivery might be as common as 1 in 100 births, according to the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

The BMJ reports that medical mistakes are the 3rd-leading cause of death.

The fact is, your doctors and nurses know that they might have been able to prevent your baby's harm. They will not admit mistakes made during your delivery because they're afraid of being held responsible for their poor decisions. Hospitals will never take responsibility for your child's condition unless they're forced to under oath.

Our team is experienced in investigating and litigating birth injury cases. We have the experience you need to navigate through this difficult and complicated process.


As lawyers, our job is to make sure your child has everything they need for the rest of their life. Our job is to make sure that the people who sentenced your child to a lifetime of struggle and risk are held accountable for it. Most importantly, our job is to help you understand what you can do to help your baby live a long, fulfilling life.

Examples of Birth Injury Cases We Can Handle

In a birth injury case, damages may be recovered for your child if the involved medical professionals failed to meet the standard of care, causing your baby injury.

Our Pennsylvania birth injury attorneys can handle a wide range of cases, such as those involving:

  • Cerebral Palsy – This diagnosis involves a complex brain injury caused by lack of oxygen to the brain or by infection. This injury can cause cognitive deficits, seizures, spasticity in the arms or legs, inability to eat and, in very severe cases, inability to breathe without the assistance of a ventilator. The causes of cerebral palsy are many and varied. A significant number of babies have cerebral palsy because of mistakes during prenatal office visits and/or during the labor and delivery process.
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy – The nerves of a baby’s arm run from the neck, under the shoulder, through the armpit and down the arm. These nerves can be torn during delivery such that the child is left with a permanent disability in movement and growth of the arm, hand or shoulder. This is a brachial plexus injury ("Erb’s Palsy") and is often caused by negligence during childbirth.
  • Other Birth-Related Injuries – During childbirth, instruments which are used to assist the delivery of the baby can cause skull fractures, bleeding in the baby’s brain, spinal cord injuries or facial scarring. Additionally, certain drugs administered by the doctor or nurse during labor can cause injuries to the mother if not properly monitored and controlled (for example, rupture of the uterus; and abruption or tearing of the placenta). Sometimes, these birth injuries are caused by medical negligence.

Birth injuries require immediate and extensive care. HHR utilizes nearly a century of experience to make sure our clients' babies get everything they need for the rest of their lives.

Serving Harrisburg, Lancaster, Carlisle, Hanover, & York.

When you contact us, you get a team of seasoned legal professionals. We have helped thousands recover settlements for their injuries, losses, and pain and suffering. Tell Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, LLP about your child's birth injury case. We want to give your family the best chance for a bright future, and that begins with understanding your legal options. One free phone call could give you the answers you're looking for.

Call (888) 498-3023 to set up a free consultation with our caring team.

Personal Injury

What You Need to Know

Common Birth Injuries:
  • Palsy Disorders

  • Forcep Injuries

  • C-Section Injuries

  • Infant Wrongful Death

  • Birth Head Injuries

Damages You May Claim:
  • Medical Expenses

  • Lost Income

  • Pain & Suffering

  • Emotional Distress

  • Wrongful Death

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David H Rosenberg

Managing Partner

Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
Matthew P. Rosenberg

Partner

Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
Matthew S. Crosby

Partner

As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
Carolyn Anner

Partner

Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
Adam G. Reedy

Attorney

Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
Andrew C. Spears

Attorney

Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
David L. Lutz

Attorney

Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
J. Jeffrey Watson

Attorney

Attorney Watson is a key team member at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg contributing invaluable past knowledges pertaining to the inner workings of insurance companies. He now uses this to successfully represent his clients in worker’s compensation, car accidents, and premises liability cases. Meet J. Jeffrey Watson
Jordan Marzzacco

Attorney

Attorney Marzzacco has been individually recognized for her achievement in worker’s compensation law, but now focuses her efforts toward defending the victims of big pharmaceuticals who have wrongfully been injured and even killed from bad prescription drugs and dangerous medical devices. Meet Jordan Marzzacco
Jordan Wartman

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Attorney Wartman has worked at our firm since law school, where he initially demonstrated his passion for representing victims of bad pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Since stepping through our doors, he has done nothing but fight vigorously for victims of these injustices. Meet Jordan Wartman
Laurie J. Debarr

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Attorney Debarr’s invaluable contribution to Handler, Henning & Rosenberg comes in the form of litigation support. Her talents in the areas of legal research, civil litigation, appeals, and torts help our firm and our clients achieve the desired outcome. Meet Laurie J. Debarr
Stephen G. Held

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Attorney Held has over 20 years of legal experience fueling the work he provides for victims of negligence and wrong-doing. His areas of practice include workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, defective products, car accidents, and premises liability. Meet Stephen G. Held
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