Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyers
The excitement of having a newborn added to your family is exhilarating, but comes with many stresses. You may worry about whether or not your baby will be healthy or how you will get through the actual birth. No one anticipates or even wants to consider that the doctor and delivery staff may perform their duty in a negligent way. Unfortunately, medical errors cause birth injuries to otherwise perfectly healthy babies more commonly than you may expect.
- Has your baby been mishandled by the hospital, doctor, nurse or other staff member?
- Did this mistreatment lead to an injury to your baby?
- Did the obstetrician not take appropriate action to prevent a brachial plexus injury?
Share your story with our Philadelphia injury lawyers to learn more about how we may be able to help you.
It’s common for the mother and family to not take immediate legal action when this kind of a tragedy happens. We at Lowenthal & Abrams understand the pain and fear of re-living such a tragic event, however, we also believe that holding negligent doctors and staff responsible for their actions can help prevent injuries for other families in the future. If your baby was injured by a medical error, you may experience financial difficulties as a result of their injury. You’re entitled to seek compensation for your child’s birth injury and our dedicated birth injury lawyers are ready to help you.
Common medical errors in birth deliveries include:
Child birth trauma is a serious issue. Share your story with our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers and find out more about how we can help. We at the Law Firm of Lowenthal & Abrams have over 30 years of experience in medical malpractice cases. One of our lawyers, Esther M. Gallagher, M.D., is also a doctor with 20 years of experience in medicine and an additional 10 years of legal practice to benefit you. Anita Pitock, another of our attorneys, is also a nurse. Having a doctor and nurse on the side of the plaintiff to understand and interpret medical records is crucial to help win the legal case.
Our legal team can assist you in determining whether your doctor was at fault. It is very important to obtain all medical records of the gestation period as well as the birth. These records will help our staff determine whom is at fault and if a trial or settlement will be deemed. In most cases the staff is at fault because they neglect to perform protocol in a dire situation. If protocol is not followed, the baby’s life as well as the mother’s can be in jeopardy.
Each physician is trained to follow a standard of care to prevent complications during the pregnancy such as birth trauma. This oath to a patient’s standard of care is broken when a physician neglects to inform a patient of possible complications or proceeds with a misdiagnosis. If this has happened to you, share your story with our Philadelphia med mal attorneys to find out how we may be able to help.
Medical errors can occur at anytime surrounding a delivery. An infant’s brain tissue is very delicate and can easily be damaged if not handled with the utmost care. If complications take place and your doctor neglects to follow protocol, lifelong injuries including Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy, Brachial Plexus, Erb-Duchenne and Dejerine-Klumpke Palsy may occur. These are just a few of the many child birth traumas that can transpire due to the negligence of doctors, nurses, and/or medical staff. To find out if your baby’s injury is due to the hospital and/or the doctor’s neglect, contact our law firm for a consultation to review your medical malpractice case.
Share your story with our Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyer today. Our senior trial attorney, Dennis M. Abrams, has nearly 30 years’ experience in major litigation, with a special focus on birth injury and child birth trauma claims.
For more information about Birth Injury and Medical Malpractice claims: Read – Dr. Gallagher’s article: What Is and Is Not Medical Malpractice.