Birth Injury

PA Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you go to the doctor or other healthcare professional, you expect to be taken care of properly. Unfortunately, doctors can make tragic mistakes. These mistakes often result in injury or even death. If after placing your trust in a medical professional you have been harmed, you should contact our law firm to discuss your rights.

Some of the many examples of medical malpractice include the following:

  • Medication error
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Delayed treatment
  • Drug addiction
  • Birth injuries
  • Nursing home abuse

Medicine is not perfect, but you have the right to be treated properly by trained, competent medical professionals. If you believe you have suffered as a result of sub-standard medical treatment, you should contact attorneys skilled in PA medical malpractice litigation such as Wusinich & Brogan.

Birth injuries

Bringing a child into the world is one of the greatest joys of life. But sometimes complications during labor can cause injury or even death. While such complications can be a result of the natural child-birth process, they can also be caused by negligence or malpractice.

A PA medical malpractice attorney can help you if your baby has suffered from any of the following:

  • Brain injury: This can be caused by a deprivation of oxygen or the twisting of the umbilical cord. It can result in brain damage, mental impairment, cerebral palsy, or seizure disorders.
  • Bruising and forceps marks: Forceps can leave bruises and marks on the face and head of the baby. In some instances, if too much pressure is applied the forceps can cause skull fractures.
  • Caput succedaneum: The use of vacuum extraction can cause this condition which results in extreme swelling of the babies scalp.
  • Facial paralysis: This condition usually causes temporary paralysis of the face as a result of labor, or the use of forceps. If there is severe nerve damage, the paralysis can be permanent.
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy: If the doctor fails to estimate the correct weight of the baby, misjudges the length of the babies shoulder, or applies excessive lateral traction to the neck, the baby may suffer an injury to the nerves that control the muscles in the hand, arm, or shoulder.

If you suspect that you or your baby has suffered an injury at the hands of a healthcare professional, contact a PA medical malpractice attorney at Wusinich Brogan . You may be entitled to compensation.

The knowledge and experience you deserve

Contact Wusinich & Brogan today at 610-594-1600, 484-873-4099. With over 220 years of combined experience in litigation, you can rest assured that you will be given the highest level of legal help. Visit one of our locations in Downingtown, West Chester, and Reading. We offer a free initial consultation, and, if we accept your case, we will advance the costs of litigation and provide a no-recovery/no-fee agreement.