In the United States, nearly seven births for every 1,000 result in injury. These injuries frequently leave the child with a lifelong disability. Devastating results such as cerebral palsy, nerve damage, brain damage, stunted growth, or death can occur.

Many of these birth injuries are often caused by preventable medical malpractice, such as negligence on the part of the doctor or health care provider.

Some of the most common birth injuries include:

Cerebral Palsy: Brain damage caused at the time of birth by a restricted flow of oxygen to the brain during or after delivery. Cerebral Palsy is permanent. Speech, learning abilities and motor-skills are usually negatively affected.
Erb’s Palsy: A paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the arm’s nerves surrounding the shoulder, usually resulting in surgery.
Uterine Rupture: A tear in the wall of the uterus, most often at the site of a previous C-section incision. Results can often be life threatening.
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation. HIE can be fatal. Brain cells can begin dying after four minutes without oxygen.

In many cases, filing a lawsuit is the only justifiable recourse. The birth injury attorneys at The Trapani Law Firm handle cases throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania, with offices located in Allentown, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, State College, Scranton, and Pittsburgh. Cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay unless you are financially compensated.

If you or your baby has suffered a birth injury or birth defect due to hospital negligence, contact a birth injury lawyer at The Trapani Law Firm for a free consultation by calling (610) 351 – 2330 or contact us.

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When I was injured my life seemed so confusing. While I focused on getting better, Matt Trapani worked on my behalf with the insurance companies and doctors’ offices to solve problems and relieve the stress. Matt walked my family and I through every aspect of what to expect and he’s taken great care of us.

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Working with the Trapani Law Firm was a great experience! Attorney Trapani helped me with my car accident case and the results were outstanding. Additionally, my calls were always responded to with prompt professionalism and an abundance of knowledge. You guys are the best and I will recommend you to anyone who has been the victim of a personal injury or car accident!

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After I was injured in a car accident, I didn’t know where to turn. Matt has been there from the start. He’s always there to explain each step along the way and answer all of my questions to the fullest. Thank you Matt for being there for us.


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