The birth of a child should be one of the most uplifting and wonderful times for a family. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned, and parents find themselves learning how to care for an injured child. When a child suffers from an injury during delivery, parents are sometimes told that there the medical team could not prevent what happened to their child. This is not always true.
Sometimes birth injuries are not preventable, but they often occur because a medical professional failed to follow their training. In the United States, research estimates that about 6-8 birth injuries happen for every 1,000 live births. To make matters worse, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. If your child suffered during delivery, it’s time to secure the help of a birth injury attorney as soon as possible.
What Is a Birth Injury?
A birth injury is any injury a child suffers before, after, or during delivery. Birth injuries are not always obvious, and a child can take years to show symptoms caused by a birth injury. Birth injuries are difficult because they add unexpected financial strain to families who are already managing a significant change in their lives.
Birth injuries often include:
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- C-Section Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb's Palsy
- Fetal Distress
- Head Cooling
- Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy
- Infant Brain Damage
- Infant Wrongful Death
- Injuries to Mothers
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Vacuum & Forceps Injuries
What Do Birth Injury Lawyers Help With?
Birth injury lawyers help parents find the resources and help that they need to make their child’s life as comfortable as possible. When a physician, nurse, technician, or any other medical worker causes an injury, they are freed from accountability by the army of lawyers that hospitals keep on their staff. These lawyers make up a legal machine that works to intimidate patients, limit liability, and reduce settlements as much as possible.
A birth injury attorney can help fight for your child’s right to live a comfortable life. No family should be forced to suffer because of the negligence of a medical professional, and compensation is likely available from the negligent parties who harmed your child. A birth injury attorney will fight for the compensation that your child needs for medical care, and any other costs associated with your child’s needs.
At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, we’ve been helping families through some of the most difficult moments of their lives since 1922. For decades, our Pennsylvania birth injury lawyers have seen the power that passionate, dedicated, and experienced legal help can have in the lives of families. When you call us at (888) 498-3023, we’ll provide you with a free consultation. Best of all, if we take your case, we’ll only collect a fee if we win results for your child.