Plaintiff, Mrs. Patricia Dengel, had died prior to trial of unrelated causes. The case involved surgical malpractice during a gallbladder operation. The case was litigated in Allegheny County at G.D. 98-16491 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Birth Injury & Cerebral Palsy Attorney
Nearly seven of every 1,000 babies that are born in the United States suffer birth injuries. These tragic injuries often occur because of complications that are the result of negligence on behalf of doctors, nurses or other medical professionals during the birthing process. Birth injuries can vary in type and severity, but many birth injuries result in serious conditions that will last throughout the life of the child. Other injuries result in death during or shortly after the delivery process.
At the law firm of Tom Crenney & Associates, our personal injury lawyers provide experienced representation to the families of babies who have suffered birth injuries in Pennsylvania. Birth injuries may occur when physicians and other medical staff provide substandard care and do not respond quickly or sufficiently to patient distress during the pregnancy or birth. The devastation caused by a birth injury to the child and the parents cannot be underestimated.
If your child has been seriously injured through the negligence of your doctor or other medical staff, contact us to speak with an experienced attorney today.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are several types of birth injuries that are fairly mild and heal within a few weeks, such as bruising, swelling and even small bone fractures. Other injuries may result in permanent or fatal damage for victims. These birth injuries include:
- Facial paralysis
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Kawasaki disease
In addition to substandard care that is provided during pregnancy or delivery, misdiagnosis of certain birth injuries can lead to conditions that are allowed to develop and become less treatable than they would have been had they been caught early. While not every birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, there are many instances where the actions or inaction of doctors, nurses and other staff have directly contributed to serious and fatal birth injuries.
Contact Tom Crenney & Associates for Experienced Representation
The attorneys at Tom Crenney & Associates understand how devastating it can be for parents in Pennsylvania whose children suffer from birth injuries like cerebral palsy during pregnancy or delivery. When these injuries are the result of malpractice, our lawyers work hard to hold those individuals and institutions accountable for their mistakes. While no amount of compensation can reverse what has already occurred, it can reduce the burden of having to pay for medical bills and continuing treatment for the injured child.
Contact us for a free initial consultation. Call us in Pittsburgh at 412.644.5545 or toll free at 888.644.5545.