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Philadelphia Delivery Room Error Lawyer

Your child’s birth is supposed to be one of the most fulfilling and beautiful moments of your life. This can quickly become one of the most traumatic when a delivery room error occurs. Delivery room errors compromise the safety and health of your child and yourself. Medical professionals and their mistakes may cost your child their health or life. These medical mistakes can also cause severe financial hardships and emotional trauma.

Our delivery room error lawyers at The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia know what you are going through. We also know how to help. Our experienced lawyers can help you seek financial compensation after a delivery room error to help you and your child move forward. Get in touch with us today for help.

Why Choose Us

The seasoned negotiators and litigators at The Cochran Firm understand the dangers of delivery room errors. We also understand what they mean for you and your newborn child. Our attorneys will aggressively fight for your rights and the financial compensation you deserve. Our Philadelphia delivery room error attorneys know how to investigate and prove your case.

Our lead birth injury lawyer for our Philadelphia office is Robert S. Miller. He has decades of experience handling birth injury and personal injury lawsuits. He has won millions of dollars for his clients and will put that experience to work for you. He knows the impact delivery room errors can have and how to seek monetary damages for your family.

Types of Delivery Room Errors in Philadelphia

Malpractice in the delivery room is an all-too-common occurrence. These medical mistakes can have grave consequences for you and for your new baby. Many types of mistakes can occur. Some of the most common delivery room errors include:

  • Failure to Diagnose: Before and during delivery, doctors should be able to recognize and diagnose certain medical conditions or genetic issues. Appropriate pre-screening and medical care should catch many of these potential problems before they occur. Failure to diagnose a medical condition can exacerbate problems or even create them. This is often a form of medical malpractice.
  • Oxygen Deprivation: Hypoxia (reduced oxygen) and anoxia (oxygen deprivation) can both lead to severe issues during delivery. Mistakes in the delivery room often cut off a child’s air supply. These are often caused by placental abruption, entanglement with the umbilical cord, and other situations. Oxygen deprivation can cause severe brain injuries and long-term health complications.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: Using forceps and other delivery room tools may cause fractures and broken bones. Medical staff may also use unnecessary force during delivery that can cause these fractures.
  • Cerebral Bleeds: Bleeding in the head or brain is often caused by vacuum extractors or forceps that are misused during childbirth. This can compress and severely damage the brain.
  • Prolonged Labor: Misuses of medication or other errors can unnecessarily prolong labor. Labor is stressful for the mother and the child. More prolonged labor increases the chances of harm to the baby.
  • Unsterile Conditions: The risk of infection is high when staff uses unsanitary tools or the conditions in the delivery room are unclean. Infections can result that affect both the mother and child.
  • Incorrect C-Sections: C-sections are a type of significant surgery that carries many risks. Surgical mistakes during the procedure or improper fetal monitoring can lead to severe injuries or even death for the mother and child.

Countless other errors could occur as well. If you believe a mistake in the delivery room caused your harm or harm to your child, a Philadelphia delivery room error attorney wants to help you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Delivery Room Errors

Our attorneys at The Cochran Firm can help answer some frequently asked questions regarding delivery room mistakes.

Can the Mother Receive Compensation for Her Injuries As Well?

Both the mother and child may receive compensation from a successful delivery room error lawsuit. Your attorney will help prove the extent of your birth injuries and the compensation you may be owed.

What Compensation Can I Win in a Delivery Room Error Case?

In a successful delivery room error lawsuit, you may win compensation such as:

  • Medical costs, both past and future
  • Costs of rehabilitation
  • Lost income or earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship and support
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death damages if you lose a child.

How Do I Prove a Delivery Room Error Caused my Injuries?

You and your attorney can prove the case with a thorough investigation of the facts of your case. Our attorneys will meet with you and discuss what happened. They will then review your medical records, speak with witnesses, and consult experts to help determine exactly what caused the injuries.

How Long Will a Delivery Room Error Lawsuit Take?

A delivery room error claim may settle quickly or take more time, depending on the unique circumstances of your case. This often depends on whether the defendant admits liability or denies they did anything wrong. A Philadelphia delivery room failure lawyer at The Cochran Firm knows how to negotiate these cases to reduce the time it takes for you to win compensation.

How Long Do I Have to File My Delivery Room Error Lawsuit?

You have two years to file your delivery room error lawsuit under Pennsylvania law. This two-year period may begin at different times but may begin as soon as you were harmed in the delivery room. To avoid problems with the statute of limitations, you should immediately speak with a qualified delivery room attorney.

Our delivery room malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia know how to answer your questions. A consultation can help you answer your unique questions.

Speak with a Delivery Room Error Attorney in Philadelphia

Delivery room errors can cause you and your new baby serious harm. Your child may suffer long-term consequences, significant pain, and learning disabilities. You may suffer from physical injuries, loss of fertility, and much more. No matter what harm you have both suffered, a Philadelphia delivery room error attorney is here to help.

Speak with The Cochran Firm to start your delivery room error case. We have the necessary experience and dedication to seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call 800-969-4400 for help.