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Compassionate Birth Injury Representation

Negligence on the part of the obstetrician or any member of the delivery team can lead to serious and permanent medical problems for a newborn. If you believe that your child suffered nerve damage, brain damage or other severe injuries during birth as a result of medical negligence, contact an attorney at Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe in Enola for a free consultation.

Common Birth Injuries

Some of the more common birth injuries we evaluate involve cerebral palsy, the eye problem known as retinopathy of prematurity, nerve damage in the neck or shoulder, and brain damage related to interruption of oxygen to the fetus during a complicated delivery.

Proving that your child suffered an injury is rarely a serious obstacle in a medical malpractice case involving cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or shoulder dystocia. The main problem is to show that the negligence of the obstetrician, anesthesiologist or any other member of the delivery team was a significant cause of the medical condition.

A Thorough Approach To Determining Who Was At Fault

We review each birth injury case with outstanding medical specialists to see whether the evidence leads to a conclusion of medical negligence or departure from a recognized standard of care before, during and after delivery.

Our team will consider such factors as the improper use of forceps during a difficult breech delivery, failure to monitor the vital signs that could indicate hypoxia or fetal distress, or failure to order a c-section in time to prevent serious birth complications.

Let Us Protect Your Rights

We advise and represent families in the Harrisburg, Enola and throughout central Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a free consultation.