Ardmore Birth Injury Lawyer

Having a baby should be a joyous moment in your life. If your baby suffers a birth injury, it becomes a terrible tragedy instead. Our Ardmore birth injury lawyers understand that birth injuries profoundly impact a child and their family. If the birth injury is caused by the negligence of a doctor or another healthcare provider, the family may be able to recover compensation for these costs through legal action.

Wapner Newman’s birth injury attorneys in Ardmore, PA, have represented other families in birth injury cases, and we are here to help you. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, and we will not charge any legal fees unless we successfully get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at (215) 569-0900 to learn more about how an Ardmore birth injury lawyer at Wapner Newman can help you.

Why Choose Us?

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered

At Wapner Newman, we are proud to have a long history of success in fighting for our clients’ rights. We have been representing injured children and their parents since 1978. Our birth injury lawyers have earned a reputation for excellence in the legal community and have received many awards from our peers and accolades from satisfied clients. We have a proven track record of achieving fair and just compensation for our clients. A few of Wapner Newman’s many birth injury settlements and verdict results include:

  • $9 million: Infant brain damage caused by undiagnosed asphyxia during birth
  • $7 million: Infant brain damage caused by lack of oxygen during delivery
  • $6 million: Infant hypoxic brain injury
  • $5.8 million: Infant brain damage due to asphyxia during delivery of twins
  • $5 million: Infant brain damage caused by forceps injury
  • $5 million: Infant brain damage caused by birth asphyxia
  • $4.5 million:  Infant brain damage caused by birth asphyxia
  • $4.2 million: Infant brain damage during shoulder dystocia.

At Wapner Newman, we take on the toughest cases and fight tirelessly to get the compensation and justice you and your child deserve.

Understanding Ardmore Birth Injuries

A serious birth injury changes a family’s life in an instant. When you’re eagerly anticipating the birth of your healthy infant, it can be devastating to discover that your child will face lifelong challenges — all because someone made a mistake. Oxygen deprivation during birth is a leading cause of severe birth injury and often leads to permanent brain damage and many other health issues. Many birth injuries related to asphyxia occur either through errors with properly reading fetal heart rate monitor results or failure of the medical team to take prompt, appropriate action to safeguard the infant’s well-being.

Some of the most common types of birth injury include:

  • Brain damage
  • Head trauma
  • Skull fractures
  • Brain hemorrhages
  • Spinal injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Eye injuries.

Birth injuries can occur in a variety of ways. The common factor among all birth injuries is that they are the result of avoidable mistakes on the part of a medical team. Most birth injuries occur during the labor and delivery process. However, failure to diagnose conditions or risks during pregnancy can also result in birth injuries.

How Our Ardmore Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help

Fighting for the Compensation You Need

If your child has suffered a birth-related injury, you have too much to worry about without determining the cause of your baby’s injury. We will start by gathering your child’s medical records and then reviewing your case to see whether it was caused by negligence.

If we identify that negligence played a role in your child’s birth injury, we’ll begin collecting evidence to build a case. At the same time, we’ll also work to identify your case value. This is calculated by the past, present, and future costs incurred by the injury. When a birth injury is severe, parents are often faced with substantial lifelong costs they wouldn’t be burdened with if the injury hadn’t occurred.

Because birth injury cases are a type of medical malpractice, the process requires securing the testimony of a medical expert witness. After giving notice of our intention to file a birth injury claim, we’ll work to negotiate a settlement with the insurance provider of the liable individual or hospital. In some cases, we may opt to take your birth injury claim to court through a lawsuit, but we only pursue this option when we deem it to be the best way to recover the compensation your family needs.

If you believe your child suffered a birth injury in Ardmore, call Wapner Newman today at (215) 569-0900. We offer free consultations and no fees unless we win your case.

Identifying a Birth Injury in Ardmore

Ardmore Birth Injuries Can Take Many Forms

Some birth injuries are immediately apparent. In other cases, it takes time to realize that your child suffered an injury at birth. This realization may occur when a child fails to meet developmental milestones or is diagnosed with some other medical condition. These conditions may be associated with birth trauma or birth injuries:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation)
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Umbilical cord injuries
  • Spastic quadriplegia
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Cephalohematoma (bleeding in the skull)
  • Laryngeal nerve palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Skull fracture
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Nerve damage
  • Collarbone fracture
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Infections
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Preeclampsia
  • Vacuum extraction injuries
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Genetic abnormalities misdiagnosed in utero
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Long-term disabilities
  • Chorioamnionitis
  • Perinatal stroke
  • Wrongful death
  • Stillbirth
  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Placental abruption.

If your child was diagnosed with any of these conditions, it may have been caused by a birth injury. As soon as you suspect your child’s health was harmed by your medical team during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, you should consult an Ardmore birth injury lawyer about your options for pursuing compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions new clients have about Ardmore birth injuries.

What are some birth injury symptoms for toddlers?

Infants and toddlers (below two years of age) who suffered a birth injury may begin to display:

  • Speech difficulties
  • Sleep problems
  • Inability to gain weight
  • Feeding problems
  • Cognitive delays
  • Lack of coordination.

If your child is displaying any of these symptoms, it is important to seek the guidance of a birth injury attorney in Ardmore immediately.

Who pays for an Ardmore birth injury?

Birth injury liability depends on how and why the injury happened. In most cases, the insurance company of either the hospital or the attending doctor ends up paying birth injury compensation.

What compensation can I recover?

People seeking compensation for birth injuries can typically receive money to cover medical bills, medical devices, therapy, and assistive care.

How do I choose the right Ardmore birth injury lawyer?

Checking a firm’s case results and client testimonials is a good way to discover whether their Ardmore birth injury lawyers possess experience and success in the area of birth injury compensation.

How much does an Ardmore birth injury lawyer charge?

The Ardmore birth injury lawyers at Wapner Newman work on contingency. You only pay our fees if and when we win your case.

You can receive answers to additional questions during a free consultation with Wapner Newman.

Call Our Ardmore Birth Injury Lawyers

Watching your child suffer a birth injury at the hands of the medical team you trusted with their care is a heartbreaking ordeal. Wapner Newman’s Ardmore birth injury lawyers can’t restore your child’s health, but we can fight to see you recover the compensation that can help you provide for their needs without the added burden of financial stress.

Call Wapner Newman today at (215) 569-0900 to schedule a free consultation with an Ardmore birth injury lawyer.