Birth Injuries

Few things are harder to take than the injury or death of a newborn. When such a highly anticipated event becomes tragic, an entire family is left wanting answers and needing compensation.

If your family has endured a birth injury, the medical malpractice lawyers at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., can help you find out what happened and recover compensation. While nothing can undo the injury, receiving adequate compensation can pay the medical bills and make up for lost income. The cost of caring for a seriously injured child is enormous. Let us take the financial worries away so you can focus on healing. To schedule a free consultation with a Reading birth injury attorney, please call 215-392-4217 or 800-724-2323.

We Are Your Advocates After A Birth Injury

Many injuries to a fetus or newborn are caused by oxygen deprivation during the birthing process. Lack of oxygen can cause brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy, seizures, development difficulties and death. Failure to monitor the fetus, too much time in the birth canal and compression of the umbilical cord are a few of the causes of oxygen deprivation.

Other common birth injuries are shoulder dystocia, Erb's palsy and brachial plexus. These injuries can be caused by the damage to the baby's shoulder during birth. Depending on the severity of the injury, the baby may recover all or part of the use of the affected arm. Some children with these injuries need physical therapy and surgery.

There are almost too many causes of birth injuries to name. A few of the most common causes include:

  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • C-section errors
  • Failure to perform a C-section
  • Heavy blood loss of the mother
  • Medication errors

We can help your family with all of these issues, including birth injuries that affect the mother. We also represent families after the wrongful death of the mother or infant.

Contact A Pennsylvania And New Jersey Erb's Palsy Attorney

For a free consultation, please call 215-392-4217 or 800-724-2323, or contact us online.