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Our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers offer strong and compassionate representation when acts of negligence have harmed your baby’s health. We have the experience and resources to uncover the truth and get your family the compensation you need to cope with your baby’s injury.

My experience with MyPhilly lawyer has been wonderful. There is nothing better than feeling like the team is on your side. I’m extremely grateful for MyPhilly lawyer.
– Corynna Martin

Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyer

Few things in life are as heartbreaking as witnessing a baby who has suffered birth injuries resulting in disabilities such as cerebral palsy or even death. Pennsylvania families facing this misfortune have experienced advocates available at the Philadelphia medical malpractice law firm of MyPhillyLawyer. Contact our attorneys for a free consultation on how we may help you recover compensation when hospital negligence contributed to your baby’s birth injury. Our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys understand what needs to be done to expose negligence on the part of doctors and attending staff that leads to serious birth injuries.

At MyPhillyLawyer, we dedicate a significant amount of our energy and resources toward helping families of children with birth injuries. We rely on the skilled guidance of our Birth Injury Team to help evaluate the extent of a birth injury, the necessary treatment or long-term care and the liable party who caused the birth injury.

Part of our commitment to families affected by a birth injury is to provide quality information about the symptoms, causes, accountable parties and resources for birth injuries, which can be found at

For a free consultation to discuss more birth injury information, call us at (866) 352-4572 or contact us to speak with a lawyer at MyPhillyLawyer today.

About Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are sustained during difficult deliveries. Several types of birth injuries exist: brain injuries, nerve injuries and physical injuries. Brain damage due to lack of oxygen is the most commonly occurring birth injury. While in some cases, birth injuries are temporary, in other situations, they are permanent. Birth injury symptoms can be mild in some infants and severe in others.

Certain factors make birth injuries more likely. Babies with high birth weight, those born prematurely and those born to your mothers are more likely to experience injury. In fact, mothers between the ages of 15 and 17 are at the highest risk for birth injuries. However, slightly older women, aged 25 to 34 are at highest risk for injuries caused by assistive delivery tools.

A birth injury occurs in roughly seven of every 1,000 babies born in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most often, birth injuries happen in rural areas. Annually, approximately 28,000 newborns are born with a birth injury. This translates into 2,333 monthly, 538 weekly and 76 daily.

Birth Injury Statistics

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that 20 to 40 percent of labor is induced, which can be the precursor to a difficult delivery. Nearly 50 percent of all birth injuries can possibly be avoided by recognizing obstetrical risk factors and planning for them.

Types of Birth Injuries

Cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia and facial paralysis are three common birth injuries, but there are many others. Any time negligence or reckless medical care causes an injury during the birth process, a child has suffered a birth injury.

Some of the most common birth injuries include:

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Most common birth injuries:

brachial plexus palsy, or Erb’s Palsy

cerebral palsy

perinatal asphyxia

bone fractures

facial paralysis

spinal cord injuries

intracranial hemorrhage

Symptoms of Birth Injuries

While the symptoms of a birth injury vary greatly depending on the type and severity of the injury, it’s important to be alert to the following signs:

  • Delayed motor skills
  • Paralysis or limited facial or limb movement
  • Clenched fists
  • Difficulty holding head up
  • Poor coordination or muscle movement

Once a birth injury is suspected, it’s important to quickly speak with a knowledgeable attorney to understand the next steps. Taking legal action after a birth injury may be the only way to secure the compensation necessary to fully treat the symptoms of the injury. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, additional surgeries and long-term in-home care may all become available once you receive the compensation you deserve if your baby has been injured by a negligent doctor, nurse or other hospital staff member.

Additional Birth Injury Information:

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Why Hire Our Pennsylvania Birth Injury Attorneys?

Our top priority is providing high-quality legal representation for every client. This means that our personal injury lawyers will keep you informed about the status of your case, answer your questions and go the extra mile to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

  • More than 100 years of combined experience.
  • Thorough, aggressive representation and personalized service.
  • Injury and wrongful death cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. No up front cost.
  • A history obtaining successful settlements and jury verdicts.

Contact a Philly Birth injury Attorney Who Will Fight for Your Child

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania child injury attorneys at MyPhillyLawyer today. Our Philadelphia attorneys have the resources needed to ensure those responsible for your child’s injury are held legally and financially accountable.

Examples of Birth Injuries:

MyPhillyLawyer represents clients in regard to the following kinds of birth injury lawsuits:

Our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers offer strong and compassionate representation when acts of negligence have harmed your baby’s health. We have the experience and resources to uncover the truth and get your family the compensation you need to cope with your baby’s birth injury.

Preparing for the Future Following Birth Injury

You may have mounting medical bills … with many more on the way. Your baby may require surgery, adaptive equipment, or therapy for years to come. Our birth injury attorneys in Philadelphia, PA, will fight for you. We will obtain the testimony of authoritative medical experts and negotiate firmly with insurance companies. When necessary, we will take your case to trial.

Our Record of Success: Verdicts & Settlements

These are just examples of the injury cases we successfully handle every year. Our Philadelphia law firm recovers millions of dollars annually for clients.


Birth injury causing brain damage


Brain injury from ATV accident


Tractor Trailer collision resulting in death


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Possible Causes of Birth Injury: Examples

Examples of birth injury cases include:
The doctor neglected to plan for a C-section despite known risk factors regarding the pregnancy,
Labor room personnel failed to adequately monitor your baby’s condition in the hours before birth,
Instruments such as forceps were used negligently,
A mother was given medication before the birth that put the baby’s well-being at risk

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Physician Error

Failure to plan for necessary C-section despite known risk factors


Monitoring Errors

Failure to monitor condition in the womb


Equipment Errors

Negligent use of forceps or other instruments


Medication Errors

Giving medication that harms the baby

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