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
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:
- 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.