Holding Doctors Accountable For Birth Injuries
Childbirth can present serious medical risks of injury to both the mother and the baby. While some birth injuries may be unavoidable, many result from the negligence of doctors who fail to adhere to the standards of their profession.
If you or your child suffered injuries in the birthing process, an investigation must be done to find out whether you were hurt because of medical malpractice. Because medicine is a complex field, it can be difficult to prove malpractice, even when birth injuries seem particularly severe, preventable and inexcusable. This is where an experienced attorney can make a real difference.
At Joyce & Bittner, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal experience. They will work with medical experts and conduct a thorough review of your case. If you have suffered the pain of a child born with injuries, which you believe were the result of medical malpractice by doctor, nurse or hospital error, we have the experience, knowledge and skill necessary to help prove your claim. For a free consultation, call us today at 412-557-7931 or contact our offices online.
No Stone Unturned
We will use medical experts and our experience in this field to examine the extent of your child’s birth injuries and thoroughly review the medical records to determine if there is evidence of medical malpractice. We will work hard to help clients recover fair compensation for birth injuries resulting in conditions such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial palsy (aka Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy)
- Facial paralysis
- Brain injuries (including anaerobic encephalitis)
- Fractures or broken bones
Seeking Compensation For Long-Term Injuries
Because birth injuries can affect children for their entire lives, it is important to make sure that your medical malpractice settlement takes into account long-term medical expenses as well as any diminishment in your child’s potential to have a successful career. To properly value your case, we can bring in experts that will testify to the various expenses associated with birth injuries ranging from necessary medical care to educational needs and more.