Birth Injury

Scranton, Pennsylvania Birth Injury Attorneys

Medical negligence during pregnancy and child birth can have crippling effects on both the parents and the baby.  Even minor errors by medical professionals can cause devastating lifelong consequences for your child.  While children are born in Pennsylvania hospitals every day without any complications, the potential for a devastating injury resulting from a medical error remains a very real threat.

If your loved one was injured during birth, you may be facing a lifetime of uncertain health and expensive medical bills.  It’s important to know your legal options, which is what makes it crucial to call our medical malpractice attorneys.  Time is of the essence, so be sure you call Caputo & Mariotti today at (570) 342-9999.  Or, contact us online for a FREE CONSULTATION regarding the unique circumstances of your case.  With our extensive legal experience, we have firsthand knowledge of the heartbreak and financial burden caused by a birth injury.  We’ll fight for the most favorable legal outcome, which your family deserves.

Our primary focus is on serving our clients.  Experience has taught us that if we put the client first, everything else falls into place.  We represent birth injury victims in all areas of Pennsylvania.

Injury and trauma as a result of a medical professional’s negligence during pregnancy or birth can include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Seizures
  • Bone Fractures
  • Brain Damage
  • Subconjunctivial Hemorrhage
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Death

In many cases, these severe and sometimes lifelong injuries could have been prevented with careful and competent medical care.

Medical negligence can occur at any step of the delivery process, and some of the most serious medical errors and injury include:

  • Umbilical cord complications, such as oxygen deprivation, potentially causing cerebral palsy and other serious neurological injuries
  • Unstable blood supply
  • Failure to appropriately use a fetal heart monitor
  • Forceps injury during child delivery
  • Vacuum extraction of big infants for new mothers
  • Failure to identify child distress
  • Delayed C-section or complications during the C-section process
  • Breech birth complications
  • Placenta abruption
  • Wrong diagnosis or failure to treat the new mother’s high blood pressure
  • Wrong drugs prescribed during pregnancy
  • Brachial plexus, which is caused by the stretching of the baby’s shoulder during delivery

Effects of birth injuries can be immediate and permanent.  Substantial medical bills, specialized care for the child, and long-term developmental defects can become lifelong stresses for both the parents and child.  Because these injuries are both emotionally and financially exhausting, an experienced attorney can be an invaluable resource.  The assistance of a birth injury attorney is important because Pennsylvania has a complicated malpractice system.

If you or your loved one have been the victim of birth-related medical errors, then you may be entitled to compensation such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial benefits.  Keep in mind that the statute of limitations allows you to file a lawsuit only so long after the incident occurred.  It’s important to act quickly.  Call the birth injury lawyers at Caputo and Mariotti today at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form to contact us immediately.