Pittsburgh Birth Injury to Mother Lawyers
Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help Mothers Injured During Delivery Get Financial Recovery in Pittsburgh, PA
When you discover that you are pregnant, it can be an incredibly exciting experience. However, you may also feel anxiety and uncertainty about what to expect during your pregnancy, especially if this is your first child or if you previously have had troubled pregnancies. Despite significant advances in modern medicine, pregnancy and delivery can still be a dangerous time for mothers. Unfortunately, even today mothers and their children still suffer serious complications or even death due to birth injuries that occur without warning. Even if a mother is able to recover from a birth injury she suffers during pregnancy and delivery, the costs of medical treatment and recovery can easily put a significant financial burden on the family.
At Berger & Lagnese, we believe that mothers who suffer birth injuries shouldn’t be a forgotten statistic. When birth injuries are the result of negligent and malpractice by medical providers, especially when providers ignore warning signs of potential birth injuries or fail to timely respond to and treat birth injuries suffered by mothers during pregnancy and delivery, we believe that you deserve to be fully compensated by those professionals whose negligence has caused you to suffer physical injury, emotional and mental harm, and financial damages.
If you or a loved one are a mother who has suffered birth injuries as a result of health care providers’ malpractice, contact the attorneys of Berger & Lagnese today for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal rights and options and to learn more about how our firm will fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation in your birth injury medical malpractice case.
Common Examples of Birth Injuries Suffered by Mothers
Giving birth to a child is easily one of the most joyous experiences a mother can have, but it can also often be a physically traumatic experience on her body. Fully recovering from a normal labor and delivery can already take weeks. However, if a mother suffers birth injuries during delivery, those injuries can leave her with physical harm that can lead to months of rehabilitation and recovery or even result in permanent physical and emotional damage.
Some of the most common types of birth injuries to mothers include:
- Excessive bleeding from cesarean section procedures, from vaginal or perineal tears, or from uterine rupture
- Infections from C-section incision sites or from tears or incisions in outer tissue
- Nerve damage
- Complications from anesthesia administered during delivery or during C-section
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
When you’ve suffered one of the above or another birth injury during your labor and delivery, you need to speak to an experienced birth injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights and interests. An attorney can help ascertain if your birth injury was avoidable and was the result of one of your medical providers’ negligence.
As a lawyer who represents injured people when I need to retain local counsel, I want someone who is knowledgeable on the law of the state, has the respect of the local defense lawyers and of course the judges. I also want someone my clients will feel comfortable working with. When I have a case in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania I know that Berger & Lagnese, LLC has all those attributes. Recently I had a very serious birth injury case in Altoona, PA and I co-counseled with Berger & Lagnese, LLC. Their knowledge of Pennsylvania law in general and their knowledge of the intricacies of Pennsylvania personal injury/medical malpractice laws specifically added real value to our clients’ complex, catastrophic birth injury case. Paul Lagnese and his firm played a vital role in helping us successfully resolve our clients’ case.
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Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Berger & Lagnese Will Fight to Hold Negligent Medical Providers Accountable for the Birth Injuries They’ve Caused You
When you choose Berger & Lagnese to represent you in your birth injury claim, you can expect that our legal team will not rest until we secure fair and full compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered. If your birth injuries were the result of one of your health care providers’ malpractice, we can help you recover compensation for damages such as:
- Costs of treatment for your injuries and complications
- Long-term care costs, including home health care or assistance with household tasks
- Lost wages or income for the time you miss from work while recovering from your birth injury
- Lost earning capacity, if your injuries prevent you from being able to return to work
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
- Loss of consortium, or your spouse’s loss of your companionship and society
Our legal team will thoroughly investigate your injuries and your case to identify those parties at fault for the harm you’ve suffered, such as doctors, nurses, or other staffers involved in your care, as well as the hospitals or clinics that employed these professionals.
Contact Our Firm Today to Set Up a Free Case Evaluation with One of Our Pittsburgh Med Mal Attorneys to Discuss Your Birth Injury Case
If your child has suffered a birth injury due to the negligent mistakes of your medical providers, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for the harm your child has suffered. Let an experienced Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer fight to help your family secure the financial resources to treat and care for your child who has suffered birth injuries. Contact Berger & Lagnese today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options and to discuss how our firm might be able to help your family hold those at fault for your child’s birth injuries accountable.
Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Injuries to Mothers in Pittsburgh, PA
FAQ: Do I have a legal claim if I suffered an injury during childbirth after my doctor induced labor?
Induced labor is generally very safe. However, you or your baby may have conditions that contraindicate inducing labor, in particular using drugs to induce or speed up labor. In addition, when a physician decides to induce or speed up labor, mothers should be monitored for complications including uterine rupture, arrhythmia, hypertension or hypotension, electrolyte imbalances, or postpartum bleeding, which can result in stroke, brain damage, or even maternal death.
FAQ: How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit if I suffered an injury while giving birth?
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations requires you to file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date on which the alleged malpractice occurred. However, if you did not know and could not reasonably know at the time of the alleged malpractice that your injury was caused by the malpractice, the statute of limitations on your claim might not start until the time when you could reasonably discover the cause of your injury.