Over the past five years alone, Ross Feller Casey has recovered well over $1 billion for its clients and resolved more major birth injury claims – including cases involving premature births – than any other firm in Pennsylvania.
Every expectant mother hopes her pregnancy will go full-term and that she will have a healthy baby to take home from the hospital. The unborn baby continues to grow throughout the entire pregnancy, and it has the best chance of being healthy when born after 37 weeks of pregnancy.
Unfortunately, one out of every ten births in the U.S. – or an estimated 380,000 babies each year – are delivered too soon, often with devastating, life-changing results. Many birth injuries occur as a result of premature births.
Many factors can contribute to a baby being born prematurely, and some are simply unavoidable. However, some premature births can be prevented and may be caused by a doctor’s deviation from the accepted standard of care or mistakes made by other medical professionals.
If your baby was born early and has suffered birth injuries, you should speak with an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible.
Ross Feller Casey has developed a national reputation for successfully litigating a wide array of lawsuits involving premature births caused by medical negligence. The firm’s victories in such birth injury cases have resulted in numerous seven- and eight-figure recoveries that have helped parents provide extensive and expensive medical care for their child's birth injury.
There are numerous causes for premature births, and doctors must be aware of them to care for expectant mothers appropriately.
Some of the causes include:
Expectant mothers should give their doctors as much information as possible about their medical history. Still, they may not be aware of everything that can contribute to premature delivery. Consequently, a doctor must be prepared to ask pertinent questions to have all the information needed to lower the chances of early delivery, birth trauma, and birth defects.
Suppose a doctor neglects to ask detailed questions, fails to act appropriately once the information is obtained, and a baby is born prematurely and suffers a birth injury. In that instance, it could be a medical malpractice case, and the mother may have grounds for a birth injury lawsuit. An experienced birth injury lawyer can help with how to proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit.
When a premature birth does occur, many birth injuries can affect the child, and there is a higher risk of severe disability or death the earlier the baby is born.
Some common types of birth injuries that a baby born too early may face include:
Determining whether an early birth is preventable can be complicated, so you must have legal and medical experts to help and support you. A Philadelphia birth injury attorney at Ross Feller Casey has the experience to do this.
In addition to the Philadelphia premature birth injury attorneys, the firm also has a team of top Ivy League-trained doctors on staff. It includes Dr. Diana Rodríguez, a Harvard-educated and trained doctor and one of the nation’s leading experts on high-risk pregnancies, and Dr. Charles H. Bowers, who has extensive experience in both surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
If you or a loved one has given birth prematurely, and the child suffered a serious birth injury, you may have a case of medical malpractice. One of our attorneys can assist you in determining if you have a valid birth injury case and how to proceed.
The nature of birth injury cases makes it essential for parents of birth injury victims to find a medical malpractice attorney who values the attorney-client relationship – one who can offer compassion and support throughout the legal process. Our birth injury lawyers are prepared to fill that role.
Contact Ross Feller Casey for a free consultation to discuss your birth injury claim.
The Philadelphia premature birth attorneys at Ross Feller Casey handle birth injury lawsuits on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery in your case.