Contact the birth injury lawyers of our Chester County practice, located near King of Prussia, if your child has suffered injuries as a result of a doctor's negligence.
The Mayerson Law Offices P.C.
3540 Schuylkill Road
Spring City, Pennsylvania 19475
Even in a hospital setting, where expert doctors and nurses constantly monitor the birthing process, a birth injury can occur at any point during labor and delivery. Approximately 2.7 percent of births result in some sort of birth injury despite all of the medical attention an expectant mother is given. Most birth injuries result from negligence, carelessness, and human error on part of a medical professional. Birth injuries can cause lifelong impairment, and negligent actions during childbirth can even lead to cerebral palsy. If your child has suffered an injury during the birthing process or has developed symptoms of cerebral palsy, our birth injury lawyers at our King of Prussia and Chester County area law firm can help. At The Mayerson Law Offices P.C., we are committed to helping families affected by birth injuries obtain compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that they have suffered and will continue to experience.
Birth injuries can occur during either vaginal or abdominal deliveries; both methods of delivery can result in relatively minor to very severe injuries that can lead to lifelong physical and mental hardships.
Oxygen deprivation is a considerable threat to the infant that can occur at many points throughout the labor process and that often leads to birth injuries. The umbilical cord can become compressed or twisted, depriving the baby of oxygen and presenting an immediate danger. Oxygen deprivation can also happen when the baby's position is breech or sideways, as well as when the baby is too large to pass safely through the birth canal.
Birth injuries are all-too-common consequences of careless and negligent mistakes made by medical professionals before, during, and after delivery. Mistakes made during a birth can include the delay of a necessary cesarean section, a midwife's failure to seek out appropriate assistance when it is needed, a failure to intubate the newborn correctly, and the use of excessive force during the delivery of the baby.
Our birth injury lawyers also recognize that medical malpractice that leads to complications during birth can occur before the woman enters labor. Improper or incomplete prenatal tests can hinder the discovery of issues, such as improper position of the fetus; excessive birth weight; or the problematic shape or size of the mother's pelvis, that can affect the safety and well-being of the baby.
Some babies suffer birth injuries so severe that they cannot make a full recovery, leaving them and their families to cope with a lifetime of physical, emotional, and financial difficulties. The birth injury lawyers at our Chester County law practice, located near King of Prussia, are committed to helping families obtain fair compensation to help them deal with the consequences of birth injuries.
The most common birth injuries and conditions resulting from birth injuries are:
If your baby was injured during birth by the negligent or careless mistake of a medical professional, our birth injury lawyers are ready to help you. Our Chester County law firm can provide you with an experienced attorney who has successfully obtained fair and just compensation for the difficulties faced by families of infants who have suffered birth injuries.
Cerebral palsy refers to any of a number of disorders that can disrupt an individual's ability to control body movement. A child with cerebral palsy typically exhibits symptoms of the condition by age three.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
Approximately 80 percent of cerebral palsy cases are congenital, occurring during pregnancy or childbirth. Parents of a child who has developed cerebral palsy because of a physician's, nurse's, or other medical professional's negligent actions should contact our birth injury lawyers. Our Chester County law firm, located near King of Prussia in Spring City, can provide you with an experienced, aggressive attorney who will work tirelessly to obtain compensation for the hardships you have suffered and will continue to face.
The birth injury lawyers at our leading Chester County-area law firm, located near King of Prussia, are dedicated to helping those who have been affected by the consequences of birth injuries achieve justice and full compensation. Please contact The Mayerson Law Offices P.C. today to schedule a private consultation and learn more about how we can help you.
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