Birth Injury Attorneys
Serving Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania
Injuries that occur during labor or childbirth are among the most tragic in all of medicine. When an infant is irreparably injured due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital staff, their life is forever changed. The child suffers the loss of their own potential. The family suffers the financial burden of caring for the child. Both child and family suffer the loss of a normal life.
The Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin have been helping victims of birth injuries and their families for over 40 years. We understand that injuries that occur during childbirth have a devastating effect, both financially and emotionally. Medical bills and the costs of caring for the child over the course of their life can be astronomical. Parents have a deep need to understand what has happened, and why. They need to know whether there was anything that could have been done to prevent this injury from occurring.
What Constitutes a Birth Injury Case?
Birth injury cases may arise when obstetricians or obstetrical nurses fail to timely recognize and treat serious medical conditions affecting the mother, fetus, or both. For more information about how health care providers must monitor and protect the safety of a pregnant or laboring mother and her unborn child, see Monitoring the Fetus During Labor. You may be also be interested in Evaluation of a Birth Injury Case, in which we examine in detail how birth injury attorneys determine whether an injury that occurred was caused by negligence or medical malpractice.
Birth Injury Cases We Have Handled Include:
Examples of Birth Injury Cases Our Attorneys Have Handled
We can provide you with broad examples of the types of birth injury cases we have handled, but due to a Pennsylvania Law called MCARE we cannot legally provide you with specific details including names of victims, doctors, hospitals, and settlement amounts.
We have helped find solutions for many families suffering from the heartache of a birth injury. This includes children afflicted with Cerebral Palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and brain injury as a result of medical malpractice, children who have sustained brachial plexus injuries and Erb’s Palsy during childbirth resulting from shoulder dystocia, and brain damage or other injuries occurring in the first month of life because of improper care management.