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Philadelphia Labor & Delivery Negligence Lawyer

Expecting parents rely on the skill, experience, training, and judgment of their medical providers during labor and delivery, because even a minor error can lead to catastrophic problems. When a medical provider makes any type of error that falls out of the standard of care, and the child or mother suffers an injury or illness as a result, the medical provider can be held fully responsible for damages. If you, your newborn, or a loved one was injured during labor or birth, and the injury was preventable had the doctor not violated the standard of care, our Philadelphia labor & delivery negligence lawyer here at The Villari Firm, PLLC can help you seek justice.

Examples of Labor and Delivery Negligence in Philadelphia

There are dozens of mistakes an OB/GYN doctor, pharmacist, nurse, anesthesiologist, hospital, or other medical provider can make during labor and delivery that have devastating consequences for the mother, child, or both. Examples of medical negligence during labor and/or during delivery include the following:

  • Failure to identify and treat complications caused by prolonged labor
  • Failure to monitor fetal heart rate
  • Failure to identify signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to identify or perform an emergency C-section
  • Failure to identify or treat preeclampsia
  • Failure to perform an emergency procedure in time: C-section, treat fetal distress, treat preeclampsia (delayed treatment)
  • Improper use of of forceps or vacuum delivery
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to monitor the mother’s vitals
  • Failure to take decisive and correct action to save the mother’s life
  • Pitocin errors during labor
  • Epidural injection errors
  • Failure to identify and treat meningitis
  • Failure to prevent infections

Injuries and Illnesses Caused by Negligent Medical Treatment During Labor and Delivery

Both the mother and the fetus/baby are at a heightened risk during labor and delivery, which is why births are carried out at hospitals with the aid of numerous medical providers and sophisticated equipment. However, accidents still happen, and when they do, the mother or child can suffer temporary or permanent damage. Examples include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Klempke’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Lacerations caused by forceps
  • Vacuum injuries including nerve damage
  • Brain damage caused by hypoxia
  • Preeclampsia
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Blood clotting
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Death

Contact a Philadelphia Labor and Delivery Negligence Lawyer Today

A successful medical malpractice claim requires that 1) the defendant had a duty of care to you or your child, 2) that duty was breached, 3) the breach led to an injury, and 4) the injury caused damages. Simply achieving all four of these steps is a time-consuming and legally complex task, even for an experienced Philadelphia labor and delivery negligence lawyer. Negotiating a fair settlement or arguing the case in court is the other half of the battle. In order to receive what you are truly owed—cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, future cost of medical care, lost wages, emotional distress, and more—we urge you to call The Villari Firm at 215-372-8889 today to schedule a free consultation.

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