Pottstown Birth Injury Lawyer
Pottstown Birth Injury Lawyer
An experienced Pottstown birth injury lawyer can help if your infant has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in Pottstown PA. Birth injuries often occur due to an obstetrician, physician assistant, midwife, anesthesiologist or Pottstown hospital staff failing to properly diagnose risk factors in a childbearing mother or her newborn labor and delivery. Pottstown birth injury can result in failure to respond to emergency birth situations which cause permanent and severe birth injury medical malpractice. Some of the most common birth injuries suffered and resulting with negligent prenatal care and labor and delivery include ataxic cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy (CP) athetoid palsy, facial nerve palsy and brachial plexus cerebral palsy injury. Pottstown cerebral palsy can be caused by fetal stroke, brain injury due to lack of oxygen, emergency c-section, vacuum pump negligence, meconium aspiration syndrome and low Apgar scores. Unfortunately, these serious and permanent infant injuries will require a lifetime of financially burdensome medical care and treatment. A highly knowledgeable birth injury attorney in Pottstown Pennsylvania can provide you with a free in-person legal consultation at any Montgomery County, Pennsylvania area medical facility, birthing center or hospital. Call the Trapani Law Firm anytime for a free consultation.
Our birth injury lawyers will meet you at any of the following locations: Pottstown Hospital-Tower Health is located at 1600 East High Street, Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP Primary Care, Pottstown is located at 1590 Medical Dr, Pottstown, PA 19464. Pottstown Hospital maternity department closed in August 2020 due to financial hardships, decline in newborn and lack of a neonatal intensive care unit. However, Tower Health Pottstown Hospital Emergency room physicians continue to deliver babies if a mother goes into labor. Pottstown area obstetricians began delivering in Phoenixville Hospital-Tower Health located at 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, PA and Reading Hospital-Tower Health, 420 S. 5th Avenue, West Reading, PA. Other area hospitals providing labor and delivery maternity services to Pottstown residents include Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, 559 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton Township, PA. If our skilled attorneys determine that the negligent actions of your obstetrician or Pottstown hospital medical staff caused negligent and catastrophic birth injury or Pottstown wrongful death, a medical malpractice lawsuit will be filed at the Montgomery Court of Common Pleas-Civil Division, located at 2 East Airy St Norristown PA or in the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania located at The Gateway Building, 201 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601. Call today for a free birth injury consultation.
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A Pottstown cerebral palsy lawyer is here for your child. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder which can occur during negligent and prolonged childbirth labor and delivery. Cerebral Palsy, a common Pottstown birth injury, occurs due to the lack of oxygen being supplied to the infant’s brain. This serious and permanent disability causes permanent abnormal movement in various parts of the child’s body, seizures and developmental delays. There are various types Cerebral Palsy with each classified by the body parts affected and severity of the palsy symptoms. Common CP medical malpractice errors include fetal distress, failing to perform and emergency C-section, failure to detect birth defects or improper use of forceps. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is often diagnosed after a negligent labor and delivery of a newborn. Various medical tests are performed to diagnosis Cerebral Palsy including the APGAR testing and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and the Gross Motor Function Classification System for Cerebral Palsy (GMFCS) and other neurological examinations. Types of cerebral palsy include spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic and mixed types. Cerebral Palsy can severely impact your child’s ability to function. Cerebral Palsy is a catastrophic and lifelong birth injury disability that requires your child to endure physically therapy to increase strength, flexibility, motor development, balance and mobility, speech therapy, language therapy, impaired vision care, surgery and possibly 24-hour nursing care for your child’s lifetime. Call a cerebral palsy lawyer in Pottstown Pennsylvania anytime for a free consultation.
Emergency C-section negligence occurs when complications during stressful and prolonged labor and delivery are not addressed properly. This can lead to a Pottstown birth injury. The medical staff and obstetricians’ failure to carefully monitor the labor and delivery process can lead to the fetus to suffer from oxygen deprivation, fetal distress, umbilical cord (nuchal) prolapse or umbilical vasa previa causing serious and permanent infant birth injury. One of the most common brain injuries can occur when your child is in the birth canal and is deprived of oxygen. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a difficult vaginal delivery can often occur with the misuse of birth assisting vacuum extractors or forceps to assist with the passing of baby through the birth canal. Improper training and use of the suction cup vacuum extractors (VE or Ventouse) can result in serious medical malpractice including: brain injury, skull fractures and cerebral palsy (CP). Placental Abruption occurs when the placental separates early from the pregnant uterus before childbirth occurs. The placenta is an organ that supplies nutrition to the fetus and eliminates waste. Premature placenta separation can loss of oxygen, maternal hemorrhaging cause serious birth injury and Pottstown wrongful death. Call an experienced Pottstown birth injury lawyer anytime. We’re here to help.
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Hypoxic Ischemic encephalopathy, often referred to as HIE or birth asphyxia is a serious brain injury often caused by doctor and medical staff gross negligence fetal monitoring, anesthesia errors or misused Pitocin inducement medication. Early diagnosis and hypothermia treatment also known as brain cooling is vital. Sometimes brain injury may not be evident immediately after a Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) event. Lack of oxygen to the fetal brain or perinatal hypoxia can result in permanent brain damage leading to cerebral palsy. Asphyxiation can occur due to complications with the umbilical cord or low maternal blood oxygen. Lack of fetal oxygen is one of the causes of fetal stroke. Fetal stroke can result prolonged labor, Pitocin misuse and other medication error used in labor induction. Negligent observation and medical care by the obstetrician and hospital personnel often results in medical malpractice serious and permanent injury.
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome is when an infant’s first stool, consisting largely of mucus and bile is discharged at the baby first feed. Sometimes it is discharged while in the uterus, during delivery or immediately after delivery due to fetal distress. Also referred to as MAS this occurs as the fetus aspirates this fluid in the lungs. Meconium aspiration can block the infant airways causing breathing problems and Pottstown birth injury. Risk factors of newborn meconium aspiration syndrome increases with a difficult delivery or long labor, past due delivery of an infant and fetal distress while in the uterus. During initial examination the newborn may suffer from difficulty breaking, cyanosis, apnea limpness and blood gas analysis. When meconium is found in the amniotic fluid prompt intervention is necessary to limit the permanent damage suffered including delivery of oxygen, radiant warmer to maintain body temperature and breathing machine and use of APGAR Scores. Our Montgomery County birth injury lawyers are here to help your child get the treatment they deserve.
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The Apgar score is an important medical test used to evaluate your newborn’s physical condition immediately after childbirth. An APGAR can indicate an infant’s reckless and negligent birth injury due to the failure to monitor labor and delivery. The baby is examined for breathing effort, heart rate, skin color, muscle tone and reflexes. Performed within 1 and 5 minutes after birth, a low APGAR score indicates the infant may need oxygen, clearing of nasal airways and physical stimulation. A low APGAR score can also reveal serious and permanent brain injury caused by a negligent labor and delivery. Performing clinical examinations, multi system organ function and fetal heart rate monitoring, electroencephalography can reveal brain injury hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and cerebral palsy in Pottstown PA.
An experienced Pottstown birth injury lawyer will work on a contingency fee, meaning we don’t get paid unless we acquire financial economic compensation or a Pottstown medical malpractice lawsuit settlement for an infant client and their parents. Further, all Montgomery County birth injury consultations are 100% free of charge, so please give us a call today to discuss a birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit settlement. The best Pottstown birth injury lawyers will have a track record of birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit success and great moral standards in the Montgomery County Pennsylvania community. The Trapani Law Firm is here to help get you and your family the compensation and stress relief you deserve after a birth injury diagnosis. An experienced birth injury lawyer in Pottstown PA can help.