Understanding Birth Injuries

Learning that your child suffered a serious injury during his or her birth is devastating. When you suspect that proper medical protocol was not administered during labor — leading to your child's injury — it can be infuriating.

At D'Amico Law Offices, L.L.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we know that this is a very difficult time for you, and we are so sorry for what you have been put through. At our firm, we believe in seeking justice for families who are forced into heartbreaking situations because of medical malpractice.

What Is A Birth Injury?

Birth injuries are injuries sustained during the birthing process. While some injuries are immediately apparent, others take years to notice. There are numerous types of birth injuries, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Birth asphyxia
  • Hypoxia
  • Brachial plexus
  • Shoulder dystocia

How Do Birth Injuries Happen?

Birth trauma can occur for several different reasons, one of which is negligent medical care. When doctors, nurses or other staff members responsible for ensuring your child's well-being fail to follow proper protocol, injuries can occur. Some examples of medical errors that could lead to birth injuries include:

  • Failure to carry out a C-section when necessary
  • Failure to properly monitor the child and detect problems
  • Failure to use tools properly in delivery, including improper use of forceps or a vacuum

What To Do If You Believe Malpractice Cause Your Child's Injuries

The best way to protect yourself and your child if you believe that medical malpractice led to your child's injuries is to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Having a lawyer on your side can ensure you follow proper procedure when filing a claim and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.

How We Can Help

At our firm, we have helped many families through the process of seeking retribution for birth injuries. We know what evidence to look for when investigating your situation, and we can help ensure the hospital, physician or insurance company does not try to offer you a deal that is not in your best interests.

Schedule A Free Consultation To Learn More

In a free consultation, we can listen to your story and help you determine how best to move forward. To arrange a time to meet with one of our lawyers, please call us at 412-906-8180 or 866-546-4956. You may also schedule an appointment online.