Birth Malpractice

Birth injuries may result from negligent pre-natal care, injuries during delivery, failure to perform a Cesarean section, or failure to provide medical care to the newborn baby. Birth injuries from medical malpractice can be catastrophic and permanent, and may result in developmental delays, neurological injuries or death. All too often families of children with devastating outcomes in hospitals do not obtain the right answers. While nothing can undo the harm that was done to your child, in most cases we can at least find out what happened through a careful examination of medical records and by consulting medical experts. I am a licensed physician/surgeon and attorney involved in the medical care of adults and children for nearly 30 years. Additionally, I have training in a busy obstetrical program in NYC having a delivery on the average of every 45 minutes. Furthermore, I have been in the operating room performing surgeries on ill babies and children and have an understanding of the proper standard of care required. Having a physician and lawyer involved early in these circumstances clearly has its benefits. Malpractice only occurs when a doctor or hospital staff members do not follow the accepted standard of care. If your child’s injury was due to obstetric medical malpractice, filing a legal claim can help you obtain the money you will need to take care of your child now and in the future. By holding doctors and hospitals accountable, pursing a malpractice claims can also help prevent similar tragedies from happening to other families.

Types of Injuries

  • Birth Fractures
  • Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy (Erb’s Palsy)
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Group B Strep
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Placental AbruptionShoulder Dystocia
  • Stillbirth
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Umbilical Cord Compression

Birth Malpractice Legal Specialists Covering Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley and More

The birth of a new baby should be a joyful time; unfortunately, obstetric negligence can cause serious, permanent injury or even death. The skilled attorney at our legal practice is also a fully qualified medical doctor, giving them useful additional expertise for this type of case. Our aim for all our clients in Scranton, Allentown and Poconos is to construct a strong case, clearly showing that negligent care was received. We understand how expensive taking care of a child disabled through negligence or the care and long term effects of birth injuries can be, and make every effort to ensure our clients end up with a suitable settlement.

Free Consultation for Local People

The legal practice is located in Scranton and covers Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Allentown and Poconos. Our team does everything they can to support families during their involvement with us. We offer a free initial consultation to all our clients, so why not arrange an appointment to see if you’ve got a case? For further information or to book your free consultation, call us now at (570) 346-0747.