Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are traumatic for both the child and the parents. A birth injury attorney located in Philadelphia may be able to help you secure financial compensation.

Having a child is simultaneously one of the most exhilarating, wonderful and frightening experiences for a parent. However, that experience can turn out to be downright frightening if your child is inflicted with a birth injury. While the medical professionals attending to the birth of your child have a duty to ensure that your child arrives in this world safely, often they breach their responsibilities, resulting in the severe and devastating injury of your child.

Common birth injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (brain damage caused by the lack of oxygen)
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Bone fractures
  • Brain bleeding
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Placental abruption
  • Pitocin induced injuries
  • Vacuum or forcep injuries

Can A Philadelphia Birth Injury Attorney Help You?

If your child was injured at birth, the doctors and nurses on staff may try to tell you that “accidents happen” or that the injury was unpreventable. Do not accept their word as fact – you need to consult with an attorney in Philadelphia specializing in birth injury law, who can investigate your child’s case to determine if anyone involved in the delivery of your baby contributed to the injuries your child suffered from.

At the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we understand a parent’s primal need to protect their children, and how painful it can be when you are unable to protect your child from the hands of those who aren’t careful enough with your child’s life and health.