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Birth Injury Lawyers in Pittsburgh & Homestead, PA

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Your Loved Ones Who Were Injured Throughout Western Pennsylvania

Despite the care, many parents provide to their unborn baby, approximately 7 in every 1,000 births results in a birth injury suffered by the baby.  Hospitals and doctors are required to give the very safest and best medical care to a baby and to the expectant mother.   Medical malpractice and birth injuries can cause moms and babies to suffer needless injuries and; unfortunately when medical errors by doctors and hospitals happen, they can cause life-long effects.  When the safest treatment is not given to an expectant mother and her baby when the circumstances require it, some of the birth injuries that can needlessly be caused are:

  • Erb’s palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Forceps and vacuum injuries
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Lacerations and bruising
  • Brain damage at birth
  • Fetal Distress (Hypoxia)
  • Post-partum bleeding
  • Sepsis
  • Wrongful death of the mother
  • Wrongful death of the fetus or child

Next Steps

Every potential case of medical malpractice presented to us requires a thorough and intense investigation into how and why this happened to your family.  My office has access to some of the finest and talented physicians both locally and nationally who will assist us in our investigation.  Medical negligence cases require diligence; however, my practice has been and always will focus on the needs of the client and I demand that we always remain mindful that the case is, and always will be about the child and that child’s safety and wellbeing.  You are entitled to answers and patients are entitled to the safest care possible.  If your family has not received the safest care possible, my team has the ability to determine who is responsible and to make sure your family is taken care of for what may be a lifetime of medical expenses and proper medical care.

Importance of Acting Now

It is also very important to be aware of the Pennsylvania statute of limitations regarding birth-related injuries against healthcare providers. States may vary drastically by their respective statutes making it essential to call me as soon as possible. The statute requires that a lawsuit for an adult victim of medical negligence file a lawsuit within two years of the negligent act or two years from the discovery of the medical malpractice.  For minors, the statute of limitations extends two years beyond the minor’s eighteenth birthday in Pennsylvania. Due to the complexity of medical malpractice cases, it is extremely important to contact a medical malpractice attorney immediately. The longer you wait to consult an attorney, the more difficult it may become to gather evidence to constitute medical negligence.

Contact An Experienced Attorney Today

If you suspect that you, your baby, or a loved one may have been unnecessarily injured during pregnancy, labor or birth, please contact me at (412) 368-8398 or fill out the online contact form for a free evaluation of your case.

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The Law Office of Mark A. Smith
215 E. 8th Avenue,
Homestead PA, 15120

t. 412.368.8398

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The Law Office of Mark A. Smith
322 North Shore Drive
Building 1B, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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