That record solidified the firm’s reputation as the leading Philadelphia birth injury lawyers.
The success wasn’t a fad.
Ross Feller Casey has won numerous landmark cases each year since it was formed. In fact, the impressive track record of Ross Feller Casey attorneys includes some of the largest personal injury results of their kind in Pennsylvania history, from $85 million for a man who suffered spinal cord injuries, to $51 million for a boy whose foot was amputated.
No other law firm is better suited to successfully litigate birth injury lawsuits in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the nation.
Ross Feller Casey has a team of Ivy League trained doctors right on staff, 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 health-care facilities.
In the U.S. each year, a birth injury occurs in nearly seven out of every 1,000 births, often leaving the child with a lifetime disability and parents with endless medical bills.
Sadly, birth injuries sometimes are unavoidable. But often, they are preventable and occur as a direct result of ObGyn malpractice or negligence on the part of other medical professionals either during pregnancy, labor, delivery or after a child is born.
In many cases, obstetrician malpractice occurs when an ObGyn fails to properly advise a patient of certain risks, doesn’t perform needed tests, or delays the delivery despite signs of fetal distress. ObGyn lawsuits involving obstetric malpractice are highly complicated. That is why you need to find experienced obstetrician-gynecologist attorneys who have a proven record of winning these complex cases.
There are numerous types of birth and neonatal injuries. Some of the most common include:
Cerebral Palsy: Also known as CP, it is perhaps the best-known type of birth injury and is usually caused by a restricted or delayed flow of oxygen to the brain during or after delivery. Cerebral Palsy is a permanent brain injury that takes place in the womb, at birth, or after birth, often resulting in problems with motor-skill coordination, speech and learning.
Hypoxic and Anoxic Encephalopathy: A partial or total restriction of oxygenated blood to the brain, causing injuries.
Erb’s Palsy: A paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm’s main nerves.
Shoulder Dystocia: Nerve damage caused in a difficult delivery due to the baby’s shoulder lodging against the mother’s pubic bone.
Uterine Rupture: Typically occurring during early labor, it is a potentially catastrophic event by which the integrity of the myometrial wall is breached.
Premature Birth: An estimated 380,000 newborn babies each year are delivered too soon, often as a result of medical negligence.
What are some warning signs of a birth injury?
- A newborn baby is blue (blue baby syndrome)
- A newborn has a broken arm or leg
- A newborn baby has cardiac arrest or a heart attack
- A baby has a fractured limb from birth
- A baby is admitted to intensive care or the NICU unit (neonatal/newborn intensive care unit)
- A newborn baby seems to suffer from lethargy
- Baby seizures in a newborn
- A baby is unusually swollen
- The newborn baby is wheezing frequently
The Philadelphia birth trauma attorneys at Ross Feller Casey have handled cases involving these and nearly all other birth-related injuries, including preeclampsia - a kind of high blood pressure developed during pregnancy.
The firm stands out as the recognized legal experts for such cases, and has an unrivaled record of winning multi-million-dollar recoveries for those injured at birth and their families. Those recoveries include cases involving:
- Blood arriving late for a transfusion during delivery
- A child injured in a neonatal intensive care unit
- Brain damage suffered by a child due to a delay in delivery
- Neurological injuries suffered by a child as a result of obstetrical negligence
- Death of a mother during child birth as a result of medical malpractice
- Brain damage to a baby as a result of the failure of a nurse midwife and nurses to manage fetal distress during labor
- Neurological injuries to a child caused by an obstetrician’s failure to recognize signs of placental abruption
- Brain damage to a child who was born prematurely as a result of the failure to perform a cervical cerclage, a procedure that would have extended pregnancy
- A 23-year-old woman who died after giving birth to her daughter
The Philadelphia birth injury attorneys at Ross Feller Casey handle cases nationwide on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay a thing unless there is a monetary recovery in your case.
You may still be able to investigate a birth injury or ObGyn lawsuit even if the trauma occurred some time ago. But your time may be running out.
If your family needs help from an experienced attorney, we will defend your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one suffered a birth injury, an experienced baby lawyer at Ross Feller Casey can assist you in determining if you have a case. Contact our office to arrange a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers.