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Pittsburgh Birth Injury Lawyers

pittsburgh birth injury lawyersBirth Injury Attorneys Pittsburgh, PA

If your baby has been diagnosed with any type of mental disorder, delayed or impaired motor skills or Cerebral Palsy it could very well be the result of medical malpractice or doctor negligence during delivery or following delivery. Most injuries sustained at birth, or during the process of giving birth can result in significant medical, emotional and financial challenges over the course of a lifetime. If your child was injured when he or she was born it needs to be determined who is at fault such as the obstetrician, nurse, physician assistant, pediatrician or other healthcare provider. Our skilled Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers handling birth injury claims can help you.

Contact the Pittsburgh PA Birth Injury Lawyers at Friday & Cox for a free consultation. They have been handling serious injury claims in Western Pennsylvania for many years and charge no fee unless they win for you. Our Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers serve all of Western PA including Altoona, Bethel Park, Erie, Pittsburgh, State College.

Common Birth Injury Types

Below are just some of the birth injury claims our Pittsburgh birth injury attorneys have handled over the course of their legal careers.

Brachial Plexus

Cerebral Palsy

Erb’s Palsy

Cranial Nerve Trauma


Intracranial Hemorrhage



Shoulder Dystocia

Spinal Cord Trauma

No matter what type of birth injury your baby suffered you need the help of an experienced Pittsburgh Pennsylvania birth injury lawyer as you, and your child, may face a lifetime of complications due to the injury. 

Causes Of Birth Injuries & Birth Defects

Many types of injuries induced during child birth can be prevented. As an example, Cerebral Palsy is a very common type of birth injury. It occurs due to a lack of sufficient oxygen to the fetus during labor. This lack of oxygen starts out as perinatal asphyxia. The prolonged lack of oxygen ultimately causes permanent brain tissue damage. The obstetrician team should be able to prevent this lack of oxygen by monitoring variations in the heart rate of the fetus during birth. Other types of birth injuries, such as fractures, paralysis and nerve trauma can be the end result of the doctor or healthcare practitioner being too rough during the birthing process. Some birth injuries, such as Shoulder Dystocia, are a result of the fetus being too large or awkwardly positioned in the uterus. Regardless of who, or what, caused your child’s birth injury it is a wise move to speak with our Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers as you, and your baby, may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation.

Birth defects are injury claims our attorneys handle as well. These differ from birth injury claims in that they are more often than not tied to a genetic defect, teratogens (toxins that harm fetus) and carcinogens (cancer causing agents fetus is exposed to). Common birth defects cases can be cleft palate, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, anencephaly and heart defects. Let our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania birth defect injury attorneys thoroughly analyze your babies case and get them the help and compensation they need and deserve.

Let Our Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Birth Injury Attorneys Help You

As parents all we really want are healthy children but unfortunately some medical professionals injure the baby during birth. Where and how birth injury occurred dictates who is responsible or accountable for your injuries. Sometimes an insurance company is responsible as in an injury by an individual doctor in private practice. other times third party or corporate entities such as hospitals or health care organizations are responsible. Regardless, our Pittsburgh, PA Child Injury Attorneys will help you to obtain the full amount of financial compensation for your injuries based on pain and suffering, current medical expenses, future medical costs and rehabilitation.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Childbirth Injury Lawyers

If your child has been injured due to the negligence or carelessness or a doctor, nurse, hospital, obstetrician team or physician assistant please call the Pittsburgh child injury lawyers at Friday & Cox for a free case analysis. Our Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers charge nothing in the way of legal costs, charges or fees unless they recover on your behalf.