Birth Injury Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh birth injury attorneys at Chaffin Luhana represent parents whose newborns suffer injuries before, during or shortly after birth. If you believe that your baby’s injuries were caused by mistakes made by a doctor, nurse, or hospital staff or other healthcare provider during the birthing process, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation. To find out if you have a claim, contact our Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers at Chaffin Luhana today for a free no-obligation legal consultation.
Types of Birth Injuries
At Chaffin Luhana, we represent families in West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio that are affected by a vast range of birth injuries, including for example:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Facial paralysis
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
Do I have a Birth Injury Claim?
There are two different types of birth injuries: those caused by pregnancy complications or unpreventable natural agents and those caused by medical mistakes. In order to file a claim on your behalf, we must be able to prove that negligence occurred. If you suspect there may be a problem, there very well may be and we are here to help you evaluate whether you have a claim, and if so, what to do about it.
Examples of mistakes that can result in serious birth injuries include:
- Failure to detect fetal distress and complications
- Failure to detect lack of oxygen or change in heart rate
- Failure to monitor a baby
- Improper use of forceps and vacuums
- Emergency room errors
- Delay in ordering a C-section when necessary
- Surgical errors
- Pulling on the baby too hard
- Medication errors
Complications that can increase the risk of birth injuries include:
- Breeched baby
- Premature labor
- Complications with the mother
- Head stuck in the birth canal
These types of labor and delivery complications can put the baby and the mother at risk. When complications arise, doctors and nurses must be very careful not to make mistakes that would put the mother and baby at an even greater risk of danger.
If you believe that your baby’s injuries were caused or worsened by mistakes made during labor and delivery, you can contact Chaffin Luhana for help. Our team of attorneys are experienced in birth injury claims and can determine if something went wrong. If so, we will do everything we can to help you and your baby recover the maximum amount of compensation possible so you can provide the highest quality of life for your baby.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your case with an experienced birth injury lawyer in the Ohio Valley area, contact us today. We represent birth injury victims and their families in West Virginia, Eastern Pennsylvania and Western Ohio.