The birth of a child is supposed to be a wondrous time. This moment of joy can be shattered in an instant, though, when a negligent doctor or nurse causes your child to suffer a brain injury. Suddenly, you find yourself facing a lifetime of medical care with staggeringly high costs. Who can you turn to in this situation? The lawyers at Wapner Newman can help you recover the compensation you need to support your child after they suffer brain damage during childbirth.

Medical Negligence and Infant Brain Damage

An Injury That Can Last a Lifetime

An overwhelming number of brain damage cases are the result of medical malpractice. Even before delivery, doctors should carefully monitor the mother for various indications of potential birth complications. During labor, constant monitoring of fetal health is necessary to detect oxygen and blood flow; and during delivery, proper methods must be employed to prevent damaging the delicate bone structure of your baby’s head.

Unfortunately, on too many occasions the hospital staff is rushed and busy, leading to inattention and sloppy techniques. The result of this type of behavior is often serious injury to your baby, profoundly altering their future quality of life and burdening your family with the financial and emotional strain of having a disabled child.

Hospital staff and doctors don’t intend to harm your child when they ignore medical standards. But intentions don’t matter when negligence results in a newborn suffering brain damage.

Symptoms of Brain Injury

Signs That You Should Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer at Wapner Newman

In many instances, brain damage is not immediately recognizable. For this reason, many people never suspect birth injury as the cause of their child’s difficulties. As your child begins to develop, you may notice indications of brain injury, including:

  • Slow development of motor skills
  • Slow development of physical abilities
  • Vision disorders
  • Hearing problems
  • Awkward positioning.

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should seek out medical advice as soon as possible. If brain damage or cerebral palsy is diagnosed, you may not know where to turn. Attorneys at Wapner Newman will help you find the right doctors to treat your child and start the process to get you the money you need to pay for that medical care.

The Wapner Newman birth injury lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate the cause of your child’s injury. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve to provide for your child’s needs now and into the future. Contact our law firm at (215) 569-0900 to schedule a free consultation today.

Why Choose Us?

Birth Injury Lawyers at Wapner Newman Have the Experience You Need

Experience plays a large part in getting fair compensation for the victims of birth injuries. Birth injury claims require an in-depth understanding of medical procedures and how violating those procedures can result in significant injuries. These claims also require knowledge of the lifelong costs involved with a serious disability. This includes not only medical costs but also other expenses:

  • Support services like live-in nurses and transportation
  • Replacement for lost income due to inability to work
  • Specialized equipment
  • Other resources that support the child’s disability.

Calculating the costs of a lifetime of support is complicated. It requires a vast understanding of medical conditions and finances. No single person has all that knowledge. But the team at Wapner Newman brings together a wealth of knowledge. This has allowed us to help countless clients with similar claims get the money they need.

Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to the lives of their children, parents don’t want to leave any stone unturned. They always have a slew of questions. Many of our lawyers are parents, too, so we understand these concerns and answer all of your questions as thoroughly as possible. The following are some sample questions and answers.

How long do I have to file a birth injury lawsuit?

The Pennsylvania statute of limitations has a statute of repose that increases the time to file a lawsuit in limited circumstances. One of those circumstances is when a minor is injured. This gives you until your child’s 20th birthday to file a lawsuit.

Can I file a lawsuit for injuries to my child?

Yes. As the legal guardian of your child, you can file a lawsuit on their behalf. You are required to use any money you obtain to support your child and pay for their medical needs. Our attorneys can help you establish a trust to make it easier to handle any money you get from a lawsuit.

Can I file a lawsuit if my child dies from brain damage during birth?

The death of a child is one of the worst pains parents can suffer. If medical negligence resulted in the death of your child, contact Wapner Newman right away. Our compassionate attorneys will investigate your case and determine whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim.

When should I contact a birth injury lawyer?

The sooner you contact our law firm, the better. Brain damage cases involve a lot of complex issues. The more time we have to investigate the circumstances, the better results we are likely to get. Also, the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get you in touch with a medical specialist who can best care for your child.

If you still have questions about your birth injury case, contact us at any time. We’re here to provide clarity and guidance.

Contact Wapner Newman if Your Child Suffered Brain Damage During Birth in Pennsylvania

Brain damage is one of the most devastating injuries a newborn can suffer. The complications of that injury are likely to result in a lifetime of disability that will be emotionally traumatizing for the whole family. If this has happened to your child, you deserve to know whether malpractice was the cause and whether you can get compensation.

Wapner Newman serves infant brain damage victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with offices in Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, Allentown, and Marlton. If your child has suffered from brain damage during birth, please contact us today at (215) 569-0900 to schedule a free initial consultation.