If your child suffered a birth injury that led to costly health issues later in life, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. You can recover compensation to pay you for the damages you have incurred from your child's injury.
A Langhorne, PA, birth injury lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you take legal action and recover damages. Our dedicated attorneys fight for the rights of injured victims and their families. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we do not collect a fee until you get paid.
To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team in Langhorne, call us today at 215-642-2335.
The Cordisco & Saile LLC Legal Team Can Help You Recover Damages for Birth Injuries
A study by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project showed that, in a single year in America, more than 150,000 babies suffered avoidable birth injuries. Many of these injuries resulted from a doctor or medical staff member making a mistake due to negligence or carelessness.
When doctors use instruments, such as forceps or vacuum devices, to assist with the delivery process, injuries are even more prevalent. Among the babies in the study delivered with instrument assistance, more than 16% suffered some form of injury.
Many, if not most, birth injuries are preventable with a doctor and medical staff that upholds their duty of care. Childbirth is the most delicate time in a human being's life. Anyone whose negligence endangers a new life should be held accountable. Our attorneys can help you pursue malpractice damages for the following birth injuries and more:
Birth injuries to the brain tend to happen one two ways. One, the baby suffers trauma to the skull, often during a difficult childbirth involving an assistance device. Two, the baby's brain is deprived of oxygen for an extended period during the delivery process. In either case, we can investigate and determine if negligence played a role.
Injuries Caused by Assistance Devices
Childbirth assistance devices, of which the two most common are forceps and vacuums, can help a doctor carry out a difficult delivery. When used properly, these devices can decrease the risk of injury to the child and shorten the time the mother spends in pain.
But when a doctor uses an assistance device carelessly or improperly or opts for a forceps or vacuum delivery when a C-section is needed, a birth injury is much more likely. Our injury lawyers will investigate every aspect of your child's instrument-delivery birth injury, gathering evidence to show the doctor or their staff exhibited negligence.
Erb's palsy involves nerve damage to the brachial plexus. It can result from a childbirth situation where the baby's head gets delivered, but the shoulders remain stuck in the birth canal. Lasting effects may include numbness, weakness, and loss of mobility in the upper part of the affected arm.
Like Erb's palsy, Klumpke's palsy results from nerve damage to the brachial plexus, only instead of affecting the upper arm, it can cause numbness and loss of feeling in the lower arm, hand, and wrist.
Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen to the brain. The longer it persists, the higher the probability of long-term damage, and the more significant that damage is likely to be.
We can hold the responsible party liable for any situation where your baby died as a result of a birth injury.
To schedule a free case review in which a member of our staff can evaluate your child's injury and let you know your options, call Cordisco & Saile LLC today at 215-642-2335.
Experience the Difference in Working With a Langhorne, PA, Birth Injury Lawyer From Cordisco & Saile LLC
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team sees our clients as extended members of our family. We take the outcome of your birth injury medical malpractice case as seriously as you do, which is why we do not get paid until you recover compensation.
If you have worked with another law firm in the past, we want you to see the difference in working with our team from day one. Here is what the Cordisco & Saile LLC team can offer you:
- A free, no-risk case evaluation with a friendly, dedicated member of our staff;
- A thorough investigation of your child's injury, identifying all responsible parties;
- An aggressive legal team gathering evidence against the responsible party or parties and using it to hold them liable;
- Tough negotiation for full and fair compensation;
- A successful track record of trying medical malpractice cases in front of juries.
To find out more about how a Langhorne, PA, birth injury lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you recover compensation, call 215-642-2335 today.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Team Helps You Recover the Damages You Deserve
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team in Langhorne, PA, fights for the full and fair compensation you deserve for your child's injury. Your settlement or award may include the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Continuing cost of care for your child
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
Pennsylvania's Statute of Limitations on Birth Injuries
Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases. This rule typically applies to birth injuries, though exceptions may exist, so it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer right away if you are considering taking legal action.
Call 215-642-2335 to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today
The Cordisco & Saile LLC birth injury lawyers are eager to meet you and get started on your case. To schedule a free case evaluation in our Langhorne office, call us at 215-642-2335.