Norristown Birth Injury Attorney
During labor and delivery, medical professionals must follow established protocol and provide competent care to their patients. If any mistakes or acts of negligence occur during this process, both mother and child can sustain serious injuries — and for infants, damage during birth can result in pain, permanent disability, or death
Negligence during childbirth can cause serious physical, emotional, and financial hardships to injured children and their families. If your child suffered injuries at the hands of a Montgomery County medical professional, the attorneys at Rosenbaum & Associates can help you fight for your right to compensation.
Why Choose Us
- Our firm operates on a contingency fee system. You do not have to pay legal fees unless we secure compensation, and your payment will come from your settlement directly — limiting your out of pocket expenses.
- We partner with expert witnesses who can advise your claim and testify on your behalf, including medical experts and economic specialists.
- Our attorneys have significant experience building birth injury cases, and we have the knowledge and skills necessary to craft a compelling claim in your child’s favor
What Are Common Types of Birth Injuries?
Medical professionals can inflict serious harm on children and their mothers alike. Improper vital sign monitoring, failure to order a necessary cesarean section, failure to diagnose common prenatal conditions, the use of dangerous tools like forceps, and many more negligent actions can contribute to these lasting injuries.
Some of the most common injuries your child may develop include the following.
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE): This condition is a type of brain damage that occurs when a child experiences oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery. HIE results in lasting complications, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, blindness, hearing impairments, and developmental disabilities.
- Brachial plexus injury: The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that control your hand and arm movements. A child can sustain damage to this area during childbirth, leading to complications such as paralysis. Use of forceps or unsafe birthing techniques often contribute to these injuries.
- Facial nerve damage or paralysis: A baby may lose the ability to control muscle movement in his or her face due to a birth injury. Like brachial plexus injuries, facial nerve damage occurs when a doctor uses forceps or prescribes labor-inducing medication that harms the baby
Compensation for Injured Children and Their Families
Medical negligence can result in lasting financial, physical, and emotional consequences. For children who sustain a permanent birth injury, their families are responsible for paying for their long-term medical costs — which insurance may not cover. This can place significant strain on injured children and their families.
Through a birth injury lawsuit, you can hold negligent medical professionals accountable and collect the compensation your child needs to treat his or her injuries. Common types of damages in these lawsuits include the following.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Accommodations to your home or vehicle
- Live-in caregivers
- Therapies your child needs, such as physical or occupational therapy
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering damage
Contact Rosenbaum & Associates Today
A birth injury can have a devastating impact on a family’s life. If your child suffered harm due to a medical professional’s negligence, the Norristown birth injury attorneys at Rosenbaum & Associates can help. Over our 25 years of legal experience, we have helped victims of birth injuries secure compensation for their injuries, and we will fight for your maximum recovery throughout your claim.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Our attorney will evaluate your claim, determine what your legal options are, and help you begin the filing process.