There are many possible causes of injury to an infant during labor and delivery. Three of these include:
- Oxygen Deprivation
- Overly Forceful Use of Forceps
- Prolonged Labor/Failure to Perform a C-Section
Far from a complete list, these and similar issues can result in fetal distress and may cause brain injury, spinal cord damage, injury to the brachial plexus, and more. In the most severe cases, they may result in a loss of life.
If your family is currently struggling with the consequences of a birth injury, you may be entitled to seek compensation that can help with medical expenses, adaptive technologies, home modifications, special schooling, and related damages. Talking with an attorney can help you determine if legal action is your best option.
Our experience with birth injury
Kline & Specter, PC has significant experience with birth injury cases and has won many large verdicts and settlements in birth injury cases, including:
- $57 Million for a baby diagnosed with cerebral palsy following oxygen deprivation during delivery
- $42.9 million for a baby who suffered multiple injuries during birth
- $42 million for an infant who suffered brain damage during forceps delivery
- $21.6 million for a child born with severe brain injuries
In addition, our firm has helped the families of children injured in post-birth procedures seek compensation as well, including the largest medical malpractice verdict in federal court in Pennsylvania history, a $47 million settlement for a child who suffered disfigurement after birth.
Five of our attorneys are also medical doctors -- the most working for any firm in the United States – and including two who are OB/GYNs. This gives us insight into birth injury cases and assists in our investigations into what are often complex claims. With more than 50 attorneys and a long-standing history of fighting for children and their families, we are prepared to take viable cases as far as necessary in our pursuit of justice.
Do You Need Help?
If your child sustained a serious and life-changing injury during birth, we can assess your claim to help determine if you have cause to file suit. Contact us for a free evaluation of your case.
Kline & Specter maintains offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. When appropriate, we work with firms outside of these jurisdictions to serve families living throughout the country.