Birth Injury Attorney
in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Birth Injury Attorney In Wilkes-Barre
When an infant is harmed by medical errors during childbirth, it can result in a permanent disability for a newborn and a lifetime of financial hardship for a family. A birth injury attorney is a must-have in a birth injury case. Birth injuries are often the result of medical negligence on the part of a doctor or other healthcare provider. Parents rely on the expertise of a doctor and other medical personnel during pregnancy and the birth of a child. They may not always receive the quality care they were counting on. A negligent doctor or obstetrics nurse may have failed to provide the accepted level of care during childbirth. This carelessness may result in serious birth injuries that affect an infant for a lifetime.
Serious Birth Injuries in Pennsylvania
Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy or HIE - A brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain. The oxygen deprivation generally relates to the perinatal period, just before and just after the delivery. HIE can be caused by various medical problems and complications during pregnancy. It can also affect infants during labor and delivery, as well as after delivery.
Cerebral Palsy Caused by a lack of oxygen during childbirth, Cerebral Palsy can cause physical disability in development. It is the result of damage to the motor control centers of the brain. Cerebral Palsy can often be linked to a lack of oxygen during childbirth and other birth complications. It can also be caused by fetal stroke or an infection developed during pregnancy. Cerebral Palsy may also be caused by head trauma after birth. Although it can be the result of many factors, medical negligence is frequently responsible for the injuries resulting in Cerebral Palsy.
Erb’s Palsy/Shoulder Dystocia Erb’s Palsy is caused by nerve damage to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves running from the spinal cord to the arms and shoulders. Brachial plexus injuries can occur when a physician pulls on a baby’s head while the shoulder is stuck in the birth canal. Erb’s Palsy can cause a major disability.