Even with today’s medical advancements, birth injuries still occur in 7 out of every 1000 deliveries in the United States. In most cases, a birth injury is preventable.
- Cerebral Palsy or “CP” caused by decreased oxygen to the baby’s brain;
- Skull fractures and brain damage can occur when during difficult deliveries when tools are used to assist in the delivery;
- Uterine Rupture can occur during labor; and
- Erb’s Palsy or Shoulder Dystocia, which is a paralysis of an arm from severe nerve damage to the baby during a difficult delivery.
Children with birth injuries may have a number of permanent injuries that often require extensive medical care throughout their lifetime. The medical costs can become overwhelming.
If you or someone you know may have a birth injury claim, please contact our medical malpractice team. Our medical malpractice team has successfully litigated birth injury lawsuits in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our medical malpractice team can assist you in determining if you have a case.