The Leading Birth Injury Lawyers

$45.5 Million Hospital Malpractice Settlement
$19.3 Million Neurological Injury Recovery
$19.25M Brain Injury Settlement
$18 Million Medical Negligence Settlement
$14 Million Obstetric Malpractice Recovery
$13 Million Neurological Injury Recovery
$12 Million Prenatal Injury Recovery

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Why choose ross feller casey?

  • More than $2 Billion in Recoveries in Personal Injury Cases
  • No law firm has recovered more on behalf of injured Pennsylvania children over 5 years
  • Team of Leading Doctor-Lawyers on Staff
  • Among the nation’s top plaintiffs firms – The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • More than 75 $10-Million-plus Verdicts & Settlements
  • National Reputation for Record Results
  • “A firm that keeps setting new records” – Harvard Law School

Over the last five years alone, Philadelphia birth injury lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have recovered over $1 billion for their clients and resolved more major multi-million dollar birth injury lawsuits than any other law firm in Pennsylvania.

That record solidified the firm’s reputation as the leading birth injury lawyers in Philadelphia, PA, and across the state.

No other law firm is better suited to successfully litigate birth injury claims in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the nation. That's due in part to the fact that Ross Feller Casey has a team of more than birth injury lawyers. The law firm also has a team of leading Ivy League-trained doctors right on staff, including:

  • Dr. Diana Rodríguez, a Harvard-trained, board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and one of the nation’s foremost experts on high-risk pregnancies
  • Dr. Charles H. Bowers, a Yale-trained and nationally recognized physician with extensive experience in both surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Mark A. Hoffman, a Harvard and Columbia-trained attorney, internationally respected physician, and former Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Dr. Matthew H. H. Young, a Harvard-trained physician and attorney who completed his medical internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Gerald Parker, III, a University of Pennsylvania-educated attorney and Harvard-trained doctor

Our top birth injury doctors review medical records and consult with birth injury attorneys about how best to proceed with each birth injury claim.

Birth And Pediatric Injury Victories For Ross Feller Casey

The experienced lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have a proven history of winning complicated and challenging birth and pediatric injury lawsuits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, providing families like yours with some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the nation. They include, among many others:

  • $45.5 million settlement in a hospital critical care case
  • $40.5 million verdict in a case involving a child’s brain injury
  • $32.5 million settlement for obstetric malpractice leading to cerebral palsy
  • $29 million settlement in a pediatric neurologic injury case
  • $19.5 million recovery for a 5-year-old with brain injuries
  • $19.3 million settlement for neurological injuries occurring during delivery
  • $19.25 million settlement for medical malpractice that caused a baby’s brain injury
  • $19.25 million recovery in a pediatric meningitis case
  • $18.5 million verdict for a girl forced to have a heart transplant due to pediatric malpractice
  • $18 million settlement for medical negligence that caused a baby’s neurologic disabilities
  • $16 million settlement in an infant infection case
  • $15 million settlement in a pediatric malpractice case involving surgical errors
  • $14 million recovery in a case involving negligent obstetric care
  • $13 million recovery for neurological injuries during childbirth
  • $12 million recovery for a boy with neurologic injuries from a negligently performed prenatal procedure
  • $11 million settlement in a pediatric cancer case
  • $10 million verdict for a boy who suffered brain injuries related to a peanut allergy

Causes of Birth Injuries

In the U.S. each year, birth injuries occur 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 medical malpractice or negligence on the part of medical professionals either during pregnancy, labor and 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. Some other causes of birth injuries include: 

  • Failure of the doctor or nurse to monitor the baby properly 
  • Failure to respond promptly to fetal distress
  • Failure to treat maternal infection or properly administer antibiotics
  • Failure to manage high blood pressure, eclampsia, or seizures of the mother
  • Excessive pulling or applied force during the delivery of a baby
  • Failure to identify or promptly treat placental abruption
  • Delayed or incorrectly performed C-section

Birth injuries can be caused by medical negligence on the part of any healthcare provider, including obstetricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, family practitioners, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, paramedics, medical facilities, or hospitals. 

Birth injury cases involving obstetric malpractice or negligence are highly complicated. That is why you need to find experienced birth injury attorneys who have a proven record of winning these complex cases.

What are the Most Common Types of Birth Injuries?

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 the restricted or delayed flow of oxygen to the brain during or shortly after a child's birth. 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. Oxygen deprivation can lead to brain damage that lasts a lifetime. 
  • Erb’s Palsy: This is a loss of movement or weakness of the arm that occurs when the brachial plexus, a bundle of nerves around the shoulder, is damaged during birth.
  • 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 due to medical negligence that occurs during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or shortly after a child's birth. 

What Are Some Warning Signs of a Serious Birth Injury or Birth Defect?

While some types of birth injuries and birth defects are not noticeable for weeks or months after birth, such as Cerebral Palsy, there are many situations in which there are obvious warning signs. Some signs that your baby has suffered a birth injury or birth defect include:

  • A newborn baby is blue (blue baby syndrome)
  • A newborn has a broken arm or leg
  • A newborn baby has a cardiac arrest or a heart attack
  • Encephalopathy
  • A baby has a fractured limb from birth
  • A baby is admitted to neonatal/newborn intensive care unit or the NICU
  • 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 injury lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have handled cases involving these and all other birth-related injuries, including preeclampsia - a kind of high blood pressure developed during pregnancy.

How Much Compensation Could You Get for a Birth Injury?

The law firm stands out as the recognized legal expert for such cases and has an unrivaled record of winning multimillion-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 (a NICU baby injury)
  • Brain damage suffered by a child due to a delay in delivery
  • Neurological injuries sustained by a child as a result of obstetrical negligence
  • Death of a mother during childbirth 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

What Should I Do If I Believe My Baby Suffered A Birth Injury?

Suppose you have a gut feeling that something just didn’t go right during your pregnancy, labor and delivery, your child’s birth or later in the NICU. In that case, you must contact an experienced birth injury attorney to review your case and determine if medical malpractice or negligence occurred. If your child has suffered a birth injury due to the action or inaction of a medical professional, or if a doctor or nurse has violated the accepted standard of care, you may be entitled to compensation through a birth injury lawsuit. 

While your child's birth injury may not be reversible, receiving the compensation you deserve can help ease the ongoing financial burdens of the medical bills that accumulate for your child's care. A birth injury attorney will know all the damages you can seek in your birth injury case. 

How to find a birth injury lawyer in Philadelphia, PA?

The Philadelphia birth injury attorneys at Ross Feller Casey handle cases throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and beyond on a contingency basis. You will not pay a thing unless we recover compensation in your case, whether through a lawsuit or settlement.

You may still be able to file a birth injury claim even if the birth trauma occurred some time ago. But your time may be running out. As with all medical malpractice cases, there is a limit to the amount of time you have to file a birth injury claim. So, don't delay contacting a Pennsylvania birth injury attorney to review your case. 

If you or a loved one suffered a birth injury, an experienced birth injury lawyer and doctor at Ross Feller Casey could assist you in determining if you have a claim. Call or contact our office today to arrange a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys. 

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