Hazleton Birth Injury Lawyer
Hazleton Birth Injury Lawyer
Our Hazleton birth injury lawyers have experience with Hazleton medical malpractice lawsuits in Luzerne County and Lackawanna County Pennsylvania. Birth injuries like Cerebral Palsy occur due to prenatal care misdiagnosis, complications during labor or delivery and with prenatal care. Negligent cesarean section, delayed delivery, Pitocin errors, forceps delivery error, fetal oxygen deprivation and placenta abruption cause permanent severe Hazleton birth injuries. Types of birth injuries include any injuries sustained by a mother and/or her child during the birthing process. Some of the most serious birth injuries caused by negligent delivery of an infant include vacuum pump injuries, low APGAR scores, emergency C-section negligence, meconium aspiration syndrome, Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy, placental abruption and fetal stroke. An experienced Hazleton birth injury attorney at the Trapani Law Firm can help.
There are several Hazleton PA, Luzerne County community hospitals and birthing centers that perform childbirths. The Family Birth and Newborn Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton is located at 700 E. Broad Street, Hazleton, PA 18201.The Family Birth and Newborn Center offers in-house midwifery care and a NICU for babies who experience difficulties during delivery or show signs of medical complications. Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, is located at 1000 E. Mountain Drive, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. Opening in 1981, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, (GWV) is Luzerne County’s complete healthcare system. Our Hazleton birth injury lawyers will make themselves available anytime to meet with you at any Hazleton hospital or birthing facility for a free birth injury consultation. An experienced Hazleton medical malpractice lawyer will assist in taking legal action by the filing of a birth injury action in the Luzerne County Court House, located at 200 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. or in the or in the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania, Max Rosen U.S. Courthouse, 197 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Further, we are happy to meet your family at the CHOP Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104. We offer free consultations.
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A Hazleton cerebral palsy lawyer can help. Cerebral palsy is a permanent neurological brain injury that affects a child’s body movement, muscle control and motor skills. Cerebral palsy brain injury is a traumatic experience for a loved one and family members. A medical professional’s birth injury negligence during the delivery of a newborn can lead to serious and permanent birth injuries, and Hazleton wrongful death. There are five major types of cerebral palsy which include athetoid palsy, brachial plexus palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Ataxic Cerebral palsy and facial nerve palsy. Birth injury damage to the motor cortex, basal ganglia and cerebellum part of the brain is diagnosed by the effects of the child’s body coordination, movement and loss of coordination skills, and speech difficulties. Hazleton cerebral palsy is many times caused by medical error of a physician, nurse or other medical staff prior or during delivery of a newborn infant. Newborn testing to diagnose include the General Movements Assessment and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The MRI will check for any birth injury irregularity. Cerebral palsy brain injury is treated with a lifetime of physical, speech and cognitive therapies, surgeries, specialized educational training and adaptive equipment. Call a Hazleton birth injury lawyer today if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Hazleton PA.
Emergency C-section negligence can cause a Hazleton birth injury. Emergency Cesarean Section delivery may need to be performed due to umbilical cord prolapse, wrong fetal position or fetal distress. Delayed surgeries and surgical error can result in negligent and catastrophic birth injury damages. Common medical malpractice birth injuries include hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), brain injury and fetal stroke. Also known as perinatal asphyxia, HIE can occur during prenatal, labor and delivery complications. Complications include maternal infection, delayed C-section, improper use of forceps and vacuum pump injury. An infant will show signs of seizure activity, vision and hearing deficits and difficulty breathing. Causes of brain injury during birth is due to hypoxia and anoxia oxygen deprivation, brain bleeds and external trauma. Negligent monitoring of babies for signs of distress can also lead to fetal stroke medical negligence. Restricted blood flow to the baby’s brain can be caused by Pitocin problems, a synthetic hormone used to induce labor, placenta abruption or forced delivery trauma. Due to the Hazleton medical malpractice of doctors the infant will suffer a life time pain and suffering. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by the negligence of medical professionals during pregnancy, labor and delivery can lead to permanent neurological brain damage and wrongful death. Call a Hazleton birth injury lawyer today for a free consultation.
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Negligent labor and delivery monitoring can result in your newborn suffering from Meconium aspiration syndrome. When the mother’s amniotic bag breaks during labor the fluid should be clear. The amniotic fluid should be carefully monitored by your medical obstetrical team. Should the newborn breathe in meconium amniotic fluid during the labor and delivery process, permanent brain and lung damage can occur. Also known as MAS, aspiration can occur due to the baby being under stress due to a difficult delivery, decreased oxygen supply, placenta abruption or umbilical cord strangulation. Symptoms of meconium aspiration syndrome induce apnea, difficulty breathing, cyanosis and limpness. Immediate medical intervention is necessary to minimize serious and permanent injuries including pneumonia, lung damage and permanent brain injury (TBI). An experienced Hazleton birth injury attorney from the Trapani Law Firm can help.
Low APGAR scores related to hypoxia or neurological damage can be the result of Hazleton birth injury malpractice by the obstetrician or nurses. An assessment used immediately after birth can reveal possible birth injury as the result of negligent pregnancy malpractice. The newborn is assessed and assigned points based on heart rate, color, muscle tone, reflex response and respiration. Low apgar scores are used as evidence in Hazleton medical malpractice birth injury lawsuit settlements. Low Apgar scores can indicate birth trauma including medication errors, prolonged labor, umbilical cord entrapment and failing to diagnosis a complicated birth. Serious and permanent birth injuries indicated in low APGAR scores will necessitate the need of a life time of physical, cognitive, speech and language therapy, surgeries, medications and specialized adaptive equipment. If your child has presented low Apgar scores, please call us today for a free birth injury consultation.
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An experienced Hazleton birth injury attorney will work on a contingency fee, meaning we don’t get paid unless we acquire financial compensation or a Hazleton medical malpractice lawsuit settlement for our newborn clients and their parents. Moreover, all Luzerne County birth injury consultations are completely free of charge, so please give us a call today to discuss a possible Hazleton medical malpractice lawsuit. The best Hazleton birth injury lawyers will have a track record of medical malpractice lawsuit success and high moral standards in their local Luzerne County community. The Trapani Law Firm is here to help get you and your family the compensation and help they deserve after a Hazleton birth injury medical malpractice incident. Our Hazleton birth injury lawyers are here to fight for your infant.