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Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyer

Fighting for a Fair Recovery for You & Your Child

The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion but, when something goes wrong, parents find themselves facing an incredibly stressful and uncertain future. When a child dies because of a doctor or nurse’s negligence, the resulting grief is unimaginable. Almost 28,000 infants are born with a birth injury every year. Many times these injuries are entirely avoidable. Understanding how these injuries develop and what legal steps you should take are essential if you or your child has suffered a birth injury.

At The Villari Firm, PLLC, we firmly believe that no family should have to suffer the impact of a medical professional’s negligence. When these devastating events do occur, we fight tirelessly for mothers, fathers, and children who have had their lives permanently altered as a result of circumstances entirely out of their control. With over two decades of trial experience and a proven track record of success, including more than $110 million recovered for her clients, our Philadelphia birth injury lawyer can help you fight for the justice and recovery you and your family are owed. While no amount of financial compensation can ever make up for what you have gone through, a fair recovery can allow you to obtain critical medical treatment, provide a better life for your child, and heal.

If you believe your child’s injuries, condition, or death was caused by a medical professional’s negligence, contact The Villari Firm, PLLC for a free consultation. Call (215) 372-8889.

What is a Birth Injury?

A birth injury results from any damage or trauma either before, during, or immediately after an infant’s birth. The severity of a birth injury can range from mild to life-threatening. In mild cases, a birth injury can heal on its own and the infant has few side effects. Other times, severe birth injuries can require extensive terapy and treatment throughout the child’s life.

Birth injuries are not the same as birth defects. A birth injury is the direct result of a medical provider's mistake or failure to act. A birth defect is caused by a genetic predisposition, or in some cases, is a side-effect of certain prescription medications.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Our firm has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of birth injury cases, including those that involved temporary or permanent injuries, substantial damages, and death. In every instance, we provide our clients with compassionate legal counsel tailored to their unique situations, needs, and concerns.

The Villari Firm, PLLC handles a wide variety of birth injury claims with a particular emphasis on:

Additionally, we provide legal counsel and representation for mothers who suffered injuries such as hemorrhaging or placental abruption (rupture), as well as the surviving family members of mothers who died due to medical malpractice/negligence during labor or delivery.

No matter how serious or complex your case may be, our firm is here for you.

What to Do if You or Your Child Has a Birth Injury

Depending on the birth injury, there are several ways that they can be treated. A healthcare provider will be able to inform you of which option will be the best treatment. The following are some of the options parents of children with birth injuries might have for treatment:

  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Neonatal therapeutic hypothermia
  • Occupational therapy

These injuries can result in long-term effects that require consistent medical care for the baby’s whole life. Treatment is often costly, time-consuming, and can last for several years in many cases.

What Sets Our Birth Injury Team Apart?

Our Philadelphia birth injury lawyer, Heidi G. Villari, has experience on both sides of medical malpractice. This experience has provided her with in-depth insight into the lengths doctors and hospitals will go to in order to protect medical professionals accused of negligence. This invaluable understanding of how the other side works—and, therefore, what it takes to fight back—is something many other personal injury law firms do not have.

Additionally, we work with a team of leading experts, including professional doctors and legal authorities, in investigating and preparing cases for our clients. At The Villari Firm, PLLC, we spare no expense and go to great lengths in order to help our clients secure the recoveries they deserve. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and fight for you throughout every stage of the legal process. Our firm will handle your case so that you can focus on healing.

There are no fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. Call (215) 372-8889 or contact us online to get started with a free case review today.

Our Clients Always Come First


  • “We will never forget you and everything you did for us. We wish you continued success and happiness in life. Life is good for us and we are moving forward in a good place. You were a big part of ...”

    - L.D.
  • “Heidi and her staff helped us get a large settlement and supported us emotionally through the entire process.”

    - Kristin J.
  • “Heidi's intelligence, determination, and knowledge of the defense side of the business proved to be great assets throughout the whole process.”

    - Former Client
  • “The settlement that we received brought much-needed closure to our family.”

    - Theresa Y.
  • “Heidi is extremely focused and I’m sure she strikes fear in the heart of the opposition.”

    - Former Client
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Why Hire The Villari Firm?

The Right Lawyer Makes a Difference
  • Experienced Counsel

    With over 20 years of experience practicing law, Heidi G. Villari knows how to effectively and ethically fight for your recovery.

  • Access to Resources

    The Villari Firm works with the finest of experts, medical doctors and legal professionals who are in the best position to review your case.

  • Valuable Insight

    Heidi G. Villari has been on both sides of medical malpractice cases and is prepared to leverage this insight on her clients' behalf.

  • Prepared for Anything

    At The Villari Firm, we believe that preparation is key to success and are always ready to go to trial to fight on our clients' behalf.

  • Unwavering Support

    Heidi G. Villari is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to effectively fight for the compensation that her clients need and deserve.

  • A Proven Record

    Attorney Heidi G. Villari has fearlessly fought to help her clients recover over $110 million in compensation for their injuries.

Contact the Villari Firm And Leave the Battle to Us

If you have been harmed due to the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, do not hesitate to let us fight for your rights. If you think you have no chance of recovering compensation, then you have never met Heidi G. Villari.