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 that her pregnancy will go full-term and 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, 1 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 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.
Because many things can cause a baby to be born early, a doctor needs to ask the right questions of the expectant mother. Failure of the doctor to recognize, properly monitor and/or treat any of the factors mentioned can undoubtedly rise to the level of negligence and medical malpractice. If your baby was born early and has suffered birth injuries, you should speak with an experienced birth injury attorney.
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 seriously injured children.
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 all of the things that can contribute to premature delivery. Consequently, a doctor must be prepared to ask pertinent questions to have all of the information needed to lower the chances of early delivery, birth injury, and birth defect. If a doctor neglects to ask thorough questions and fails to act appropriately once the information is obtained and a baby is born prematurely as a result, it could be a case of medical malpractice, and the mother may have grounds for a birth injury 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 birth injuries that a baby born too early may face include:
Determining whether or not an early birth could have been prevented can be complicated, so you must have both legal and medical experts to help and support you. Ross Feller Casey has the birth injury claim experts to do this.
The firm has a team of top Ivy League-trained doctors on staff in Philadelphia, including Dr. Charles H. Bowers, a nationally recognized physician with extensive experience in both surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Bowers has been Board Certified in ObGyn for more than 30 years and has held positions of leadership and influence at three of New York City’s busiest healthcare facilities.
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 to find a birth injury 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 case.
The birth injury attorneys in Philadelphia 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.