Norristown Birth Injury Lawyer
Norristown Birth Injury Lawyer
A Norristown birth injury lawyer can help you and your family after a cerebral palsy diagnosis in Norristown PA. Birth injuries occur before, during and at times after the labor and delivery of your infant. Birth injury often occurs due to Norristown medical malpractice errors of obstetricians, mid-wives, nurses, physician assistants and other Norristown hospital staff. Over half of infant birth injuries are associated with oxygen deprivation also known as birth asphyxia. Birth injuries can also be caused by defective medical devices used during labor and delivery. These common birth injuries often occur due to delayed delivery, Pitocin medication inducement errors, oxygen deprivation, forceps delivery error, placental abruption and emergency C-Section malpractice is commonly the cause of birth injury in Norristown Pennsylvania. Birth injury can result in fetal stroke, ataxic cerebral palsy, emergency C-Section, birth injury cerebral palsy, vacuum pump negligence, low Apgar scores, meconium aspiration syndrome, Erb’s palsy and facial nerve palsy. Infant brain injury damage can cause lifelong complications and diminish the milestone developments of your child requiring long term medical care, supportive therapies and treatment. Our highly experienced Norristown birth injury attorneys at the Trapani Law Firm will gladly provide you and your family with a free, in person legal consultation at any Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania area hospital or birthing center. We offer free consultations.
Norristown PA is a municipality located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Norristown is located approximately six (6) miles from metropolitan area of Philadelphia, PA. There is a CHOP Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network Norristown located at 1437 DeKalb St STE 100, Norristown, PA 19401. Norristown area hospitals and hospitals in close proximity to the municipality of Norristown that have maternity labor and delivery and neonate units include The Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Maternity Unit, 5589 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, just outside of Norristown, Pennsylvania. Phoenixville Hospital – Tower Health, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460 and Einstein Medical Center, 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141 and Trinity Health Mid Atlantic, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Langhorne approximately 35 miles from Norristown, PA. Our Norristown birth injury lawyers will assist you and your family member file a medical malpractice and/or wrongful death claim on behalf of your son or daughter in the Court of Common Pleas – Montgomery County located at 2 E Airy Street, Norristown, PA or in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania located at the James A Byrne U.S. Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Call a Norristown birth injury lawyer today for a free consultation.
Birth Injury Lawyer Norristown PA
A Norristown cerebral palsy lawyer is here to help. Infant cerebral palsy due to medical negligece and physical trauma during birth, oxygen deprivation, fetal distress and infection are known to cause severe infant birth injuries. Brachial plexus cerebral palsy birth injury occurs when damage to the spinal cord nerves are compressed or torn away from the spinal cord during birth. Birth injury ataxic cerebral palsy involves infant brain injury and issues with poor coordination, speech difficulties, depth perception and tremors while infant athetoid cerebral palsy causes issues with involuntary movement of the torso, limbs and face and eye movement. Facial nerve palsy, caused by birth trauma, causes permanent birth injury disability involving loss of voluntary muscle movement in the newborn’s face due to negligent pressure on the facial nerve during birth. Erb’s Palsy, also called brachial plexus palsy is a Norristown birth injury caused by stretching of the newborn’s neck during delivery causing permanent nerve damage. Cerebral palsy can be diagnosed by a variety of tests including clinical presentation, nerve conduction EEG studies, MRI and CT myelography. Treatment depends on the severity and includes but not limited to surgery, medications, physical, speech, developmental and recreational therapies. Call a Norristown birth injury lawyer if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Norristown PA.
Emergency C- Section, also known as cesarean section delivery, occurs when your baby is delivered through an incision made in your abdomen and uterus. Sometimes due to medical malpractice, an emergency c-section must be performed during labor due to medical complications including cord compression, lack of oxygen or placental abruption. Many types of Norristown birth injuries can result in negligent delayed emergency c-sections including cerebral palsy, broken bones and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Placental abruption calls for an emergency C-section. Vacuum pump negligence is caused by the improper use of a vacuum device used to assist the surgeon in delivering your infant. A skilled obstetrician is required to use this type of delivery assistance if the baby is in a compromising position, a prolonged labor or unable to move through the birth canal. Negligent and inexperienced physicians can cause serious and permanent brain injury including skull fractures and intracranial bleeding. During placental abruption there is no oxygen being delivered to your infant. Failure to diagnose and treat placental abruption immediately, by experienced medical doctors, can cause serious permanent birth injury conditions including cerebral palsy. Symptoms of placental abruption are vaginal bleeding, severe abdominal pain, immature fetal development and low amniotic fluid. Call the Trapani Law Firm for a free birth injury consultation.
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Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, also known as HIE, is a brain injury condition caused by the careless and reckless monitoring of your infant during labor and delivery causing brain trauma due to lack of oxygen and blood to the brain. The obstetrical physician and Norristown hospital facility obstetrical team, anesthesiologist or midwifes negligence may have been due to a delayed C-section, failure to diagnosis fetal distress or failure to treat preeclampsia. Symptoms of HIE would include a low heart rate and weak breathing. Lack of oxygen brain Injury causes cells to die when the brain is starved of oxygen. Anoxic brain injury often referred to as hypoxic-anoxic injury (HAI) can occur due to negligent obstetrical management delivery of your unborn child. Lack of oxygen birth injuries can cause lifelong pain and suffering to your infant resulting in catastrophic financial burden. Failure to monitor fetal distress by medical staff can cause your infant to suffer a fetal stroke. There are various tests and medical procedures can be performed on your baby when signs of or symptoms of HIE, lack of oxygen, fetal stroke or brain injury is present. Tests that can diagnose a fetal stroke with immediately treatment to follow includes MRI, MRV which assesses blood flow and blood clots, CT scan, cranial ultrasound, blood tests, PET (positron emission tomography, EEG (electroencephalogram), DWI (diffusion weighted imaging) and spinal lumbar puncture. Brain injury fetal stroke infants can be treated with blood-thinning medications, anti-seizure medications, surgeries, hypothermia treatment and a lifelong of highly specialized supportive therapies. Our Norristown birth injury attorney can help get your child the treatment they need.
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome is a common Norristown birth injury. During labor and delivery, negligent monitoring of fetus can cause severe fetal distress. If this occurs your baby may pass fecal matter known as meconium. Meconium is a dark green substance containing gastrointestinal secretions, bile, blood, pancreatic secretions, and cellular debris. If this meconium is aspirated into the lungs, your child can suffer severe and permanent lung damage due to meconium aspiration syndrome. Labor and delivery malpractice caused by improper monitoring and timely medical care causing your child to become deprived of oxygen can cause meconium aspiration syndrome birth injury in Norristown PA. Failure to communicate between obstetricians, surgeons, midwives, nursing staff and neonatologists during pregnancy, labor and delivery and not responding to meconium aspiration can cause a life time of medical complications including persistent pulmonary hypertension, severe infection and pneumothorax. X-rays and lung ultrasounds can quickly diagnose Meconium Aspiration Syndrome. Our Norristown medical malpractice lawyers can help.
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Low APGAR Scores related to Birth Injuries are common in Norristown Pennsylvania. A severe birth injury will cost a lifetime of significant medical expenses related to caring for your brain injured child with a development disorder or organ damage. Developed in 1952 by anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, APGAR scoring assesses your son or daughter’s complexion, pulse rate, breathing, reaction and muscle tone immediately after birth given twice at 1 minute after birth and again at 5 minutes. A low Apgar score can indicate neurological damage including hypoxia ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy (CP) and seizure disorder. Brain injury low APGAR (Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration) score can be contributed to fetal stress during labor and delivery, placental abruption, forced or vacuum extractor trauma, maternal infections, prolapsed cord or amniotic fluid embolism. Stimulation and oxygen should be administered immediately with newborns having a low Apgar score. These Norristown birth injuries can be a result of medical negligence, permanent and severe and result in a lifetime of medical intervention. Your baby may need surgeries, medications, round the clock nursing care, physical therapy, emotional therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and special learning programs due to developmental delay brain injury. Call a Norristown birth injury attorney for help after a diagnosis of cerebral palsy in Montgomery County Pennsylvania.
An experienced Norristown birth injury lawyer will work on a contingency fee, meaning we don’t get paid unless we acquire economic compensation or a Norristown medical malpractice lawsuit settlement for our infant clients and their family. Further, all Montgomery County birth injury consultations are completely free of charge, so please give us a call today to discuss a possible medical malpractice lawsuit settlement. The best Norristown birth injury lawyers will have a track record of medical malpractice lawsuit success and high moral standards in the Montgomery County community. The Trapani Law Firm is here to help get you and your family the justice and treatment you deserve after a birth injury medical malpractice incident. An experienced Norristown birth injury attorney can help.