Many parents in Southeastern Pennsylvania who are expecting children often turn to medical professionals to help ensure that they deliver happy and healthy babies. Unfortunately, errors made by doctors, nurses, or other practitioners before, during, or after the birth of a child can result in injuries, disabilities, or possibly even death. Some of the severe injuries that can result from medical negligence include, but are not limited to:
- Bone Fractures
- Brachial Plexus Injuries (Erb’s Palsy or Klumpke’s Palsy)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Fetal Distress (Hypoxia)
- Perinatal or Neonatal Asphyxia
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Children who are born with these types of conditions can face a lifetime of extreme difficulties. Their parents can incur several thousands of dollars in medical expenses for everyday needs and rehabilitation.
Every member of the staff in delivery rooms and hospitals is expected to meet a standard of care. When any one of these individuals fails to do to their jobs with the proper attention and care that is expected, they have acted negligently and can be liable for the harm caused by their mistakes. Parents whose children were born with injuries caused by medical negligence can be entitled to compensation for the multitude of financial hardships they have faced and will continue to amass.
Doctors and hospitals in these cases are heavily insured, and litigation involving injuries sustained during child birth can be an extremely stressful and lengthy process. Insurance companies will often claim that there was no way that these injuries could have been prevented and the doctors and staff did everything possible to prevent birth defects. Insurance companies may offer settlements in an effort to avoid having these cases go to trial, but these amounts are typically far less than what parents will need for medical bills and caretaking expenses.
If your child was born with a serious injury or defect, the Chester County birth injury attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices will work as a team to fully investigate your case and fight to recover all of the compensation you and your family need and deserve. Our firm has decades of experience with medical malpractice claims, and we represent clients on a contingency fee basis so you pay us nothing unless we get you financial damages.
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We are a team of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers our main offices located in West Chester, Chester County Pennsylvania and serving clients throughout the greater Philadelphia Metro Area including Lancaster County, Berks County, Bucks County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. If your family has been victimized by the negligence of another and you are seeking a free initial consult on you rights and possible claims, it is crucial you speak to an experienced Pennsylvania Injury lawyers in order to ensure your rights are protected and to review all of your legal options with you.
The Injury attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully represented individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania that have been injured in accidents. Our Chester County based law firm is based at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania including but not limited to in Kennett Square, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Chester Springs, Chadds Ford, Landenberg, Lancaster, Media, Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, Malvern, Parkesburg, Phoenixville and Paoli. Contact us now at (610) 692-8700 or call toll free (877) 529-2422. Don’t wait—contact an attorney immediately.