Childbirth is supposed to be one of the most wonderful times of people’s lives. While you know there are risks during any childbirth, you should never have to worry about a medical professional making a mistake that causes harm to the baby or mother.
Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. are ready to help you and your family. We understand these types of injury cases and will work diligently to investigate and secure the compensation you deserve. These incidents can be devastating and have long-lasting consequences. When you need a Philadelphia birth injury attorney, call us today.
A Delicate Process
Did you know that the United States lags behind nearly every developed country in the world when it comes to maternal and infant health? In fact, a new study has found that “Babies born in America are less likely to reach their first birthday than babies born in other wealthy countries.”
In the US, medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death. They kill hundreds of thousands of people year and injure millions more.
Healthcare professionals involved in the care of a mother in delivery must always be highly training. This includes not only the doctors and surgeons but also the nurses and other staff present. There are many signs and symptoms that healthcare providers need to be on the lookout for.
Some common injuries that can happen to a baby during childbirth include:
- bone fractures
- meconium aspiration
- fetal oxygen deprivation
- brain bleeds
- nerve damage
- and more
These injuries can lead to both short- and long-term consequences for the child, including:
- brain damage
- learning disabilities
- delays in development
- and other life-long problems
There are times when doctors and nurses fail to notice signs and symptoms of maternal or infant distress. In many cases, they proceed with a natural birth when they should perform a C-section. If a baby cannot pass safely through the birth canal, whether due to a prolapsed umbilical cord or a breech birth, a natural birth can be fatal.
The costs of treating birth injuries are hard to calculate and it depends on the extent of the damage. Aside from short-term emergency medical expenses, there could be follow-up procedures that are necessary for years. If a child is disabled and in need of permanent care, who will be left holding the bill?
Moving Forward From Here
If you or your child were injured during childbirth due to the negligence of a medical professional, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. we want to help you and your family get through this by investigating what happened. Our goal will be to secure compensation for the following:
- All incident-related medical expenses
- Any future medical expenses arising from complications
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
When you need a Philadelphia birth injury attorney, call us today so we can get to work. These cases can become very complicated, but we will not back down. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 215-929-7216.