Birth Trauma

Verdicts & Settlements

$285,000 Negligent Hospital Discharge Following Caesarean Section

See Many More Multi-Million Dollar Results

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of birth trauma attorneys has successfully represented dozens of mothers and babies victimized by birth trauma in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Birth trauma results in death or serious injury to both mothers and their babies. These tragic medical accidents occur due to negligence involving:

  • Poor prenatal care of either the mother or fetus
  • Birth delivery mistakes

SMBB lawyers have extensive experience representing the following victims of such medical malpractice:

  • Babies who die or suffer significant severe brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • Mothers who fail to receive a timely C-section hemorrhage to death due to ruptured uteruses
  • Mothers who suffer severe brain damage from anesthesia mistakes

Surviving infants may also suffer from neurological problems, seizures, cerebral palsy and learning difficulties.

Proven Results

Because doctors and hospitals want to avoid negative publicity, they usually only agree to confidential financial settlements. Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky birth trauma attorneys, however, have secured numerous multi-million dollar settlements for our clients.

  • $15M  Failed abortion resulting in child's deformities
  • $7M  Improper treatment of Group Home resident
  • $6.6M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $5.2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of neurological condition resulting in blindness
  • $5M  Improper OB care resulting in mother's death
  • $5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $4.4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of subdural hematoma resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of intracranial shunt blockage
  • $3.5M  Delayed C-section  resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  • $3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary emboli
  • $2.2M Improper performance of gastric bypass surgery
  • $2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of heart condition
  • $2M  Improper respiratory care
  • $2M Delayed discovery of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1.9M  Medication error resulting in child's death
  • 1.85M  Improper treatment of oral cancer treatment complication
  • $1.8M  Improper back surgery
  • $1.75M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of benign brain tumor resulting in permanent blindness
  • $1.65M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of child's infection
  • $1.5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bacterial endocarditis resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $1.5M  Delayed C-section resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  • $1.3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • $1.25M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • $1.225M  Improper administration of Dilaudid resulting in death
  • $1.2M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of spinal infection
  • $1.13M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $1.1M  Improper OB care resulting in stillbirth
  • $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  • $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of infection
  • $1M  Improper surgery resulting in retained surgical instrument
  • $1M Improper IVF resulting in provision of wrong donor semen
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bone cancer
  • $1M  Improper performance of C-section resulting in hysterectomy
  • $1M  Improper performance of D&C resulting in brain damage
  • $1M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza virus resulting in death
  • $1M  Improper podiatric foot surgery
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer

Birth Trauma Expertise

SMBB's skilled lawyers work together with experienced neonatal nurses and independent physician experts to:

  • Exhaustively review all medical records
  • Review hospital policies, procedures and protocols
  • Investigate the competencies of doctors and nurses

SMBB's team of medical malpractice lawyers has also pioneered the innovative use of high-tech visual tools - including audio and video presentations - to reenact how the trauma occurred. These powerful techniques are very effective in proving the case and convincing defendants to settle with our clients.

Compensation for Birth Trauma

Hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers may all be liable. SMBB birth trauma attorneys work tenaciously to help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled - including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.

If you or a family member has been severely injured or killed as a result of birth trauma, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our birth trauma attorneys today.