What is preterm labor?
Preterm labor is labor occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy. About one 1 of every 8 babies are born preterm or premature. Giving birth to a premature baby can be extremely problematic. Both the child and mother are significantly more likely to experience complications from the birthing process, many of which may have effects that last a lifetime. Babies that are born premature are at a greater risk for health problems, including a greater risk for cerebral palsy.
Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represent Clients Who Have Suffered Birth Injuries
A premature birth can really turn a family's life upside down. On the one hand, everything could be fine. A child could be born premature and live a perfectly normal, healthy life. However, it is also likely that a child born prematurely could suffer from serious birth injury. Even the most highly-respected hospitals in Pittsburgh, such as UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Jefferson Hospital and UPMC Mercy can still have a premature birth take place in them. If you or someone you know gave birth before their expected due date and experienced complications, contact the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC to discuss what your options are.
Contact the Knowledgeable Birth Injury Attorneys at Berger & Lagnese To Discuss Your Case in Pittsburgh, PA
Preterm Labor in Pittsburgh can be a serious issue for both the child and mother involved. Not only does it increase the risk of the mother giving birth, but even more precarious is the potential damage that it could do to your child. Whether it be cerebral palsy or some other birth injury, a premature birth can seriously alter a child's life. If you gave birth prematurely, contact the professional birth injury lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC to discuss what you can do. Our office is conveniently located at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Schedule your free initial consultation either online here or call us at 412-471-4300.