Birth Injury Lawyer

Birth Injury Lawyer

Welcoming a new member into the family should be a joyous occasion, but when birth injuries occur due to medical negligence or malpractice, it can turn into a devastating experience for parents and their newborns. At Caldwell & Kearns P.C., we understand the complexities and emotions involved in birth injury cases, and we’re here to provide the legal guidance and support needed to seek justice and compensation.

Understanding Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are injuries that occur to a newborn baby before, during, or shortly after birth. These injuries can result from various factors, including medical errors, improper prenatal care, complications during delivery, or the misuse of medical instruments such as forceps or vacuum extractors. Birth injuries can have lifelong consequences for the child and their family, impacting their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Seeking Legal Assistance for Birth Injuries

If your child has suffered a birth injury, seeking legal assistance is crucial to ensure their rights are protected and to hold responsible parties accountable. Here’s how our team at Caldwell & Kearns P.C. can assist you:

  1. Legal Guidance: Our experienced birth injury lawyers will provide you with expert legal guidance tailored to your specific case. We will review the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth, gather medical records and expert opinions, and advise you on the best course of action to pursue compensation for their injuries.
  2. Evidence Collection: Gathering evidence is essential in building a strong case for a birth injury claim. Our team will work diligently to collect medical records, prenatal care history, labor and delivery documentation, and any other evidence of medical negligence or malpractice to support your case.
  3. Negotiation: We will negotiate with insurance companies and healthcare providers on your behalf to seek fair compensation for your child’s injuries and losses. Our goal is to ensure your child receives the necessary medical care, rehabilitation services, and financial support to address their needs now and in the future.
  4. Court Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our skilled attorneys are prepared to represent you in court. We will advocate vigorously for your child’s rights, presenting compelling evidence and expert testimony to support your case and seek the justice they deserve.

Understanding Birth Injury Laws

Birth injury laws vary by state and encompass regulations, statutes, and legal precedents designed to protect newborns and their families from medical negligence and malpractice. In Pennsylvania, parents have a limited time frame, known as the statute of limitations, to file a birth injury claim, so it’s essential to seek legal advice promptly if you suspect medical negligence played a role in your child’s injury.

Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can range from mild to severe and can affect various parts of the body, including the brain, nerves, bones, and organs. Common types of birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral Palsy: A neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and motor skills, often caused by brain damage during childbirth.
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries: Damage to the nerves in the shoulder and arm, leading to weakness, paralysis, or loss of sensation, typically resulting from difficult deliveries or improper use of delivery tools.
  • Erb’s Palsy: A type of brachial plexus injury that affects the movement and function of the arm, often caused by stretching or tearing of the nerves during delivery.
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): A brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation during childbirth, resulting in cognitive impairments, developmental delays, and other neurological symptoms.
  • Bone Fractures: Fractures or broken bones that occur during delivery due to excessive force or improper handling by medical staff.

Why Choose Caldwell & Kearns P.C.?

At Caldwell & Kearns P.C., we are committed to advocating for the rights of children who have suffered birth injuries and their families. Here’s why you should choose us:

  • Experience: With decades of experience in personal injury law, our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex birth injury cases. Get the full scoop
  • Compassionate Advocacy: We understand the emotional and financial toll of birth injuries on families and approach each case with compassion, empathy, and a dedication to seeking justice for our clients. Don’t miss out
  • Track Record of Success: Our firm has a proven track record of securing favorable outcomes for birth injury victims, including substantial settlements and jury verdicts.
  • No Fees Unless We Win: We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay any upfront costs, and we only get paid if we win your case. Get started

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If your child has suffered a birth injury, don’t wait to seek legal help. Contact Caldwell & Kearns P.C. today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case, answer your questions, and provide you with the guidance and support you need to pursue justice and ensure your child receives the care and compensation they deserve. Call us at 717-232-7661 to schedule your consultation. Remember, we’re here to fight for your child’s rights every step of the way. Get the details