Birth Injuries

At Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler, our personal injury attorneys advise and represent people whose children were born with disabilities or serious medical conditions caused by negligence on the part of any member of the delivery team — obstetrician, anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist or OB/GYN nurse. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy or shoulder dystocia that you think may have been related to medical malpractice, contact us in Erie for a free consultation about your legal options.

We Will Fight For Your Family

Our birth injury lawyers work with outstanding medical experts to investigate, evaluate and prove claims of medical negligence related to severe and fatal birth injuries. Our inquiries cover not only errors and oversights in the delivery room, but also the quality of prenatal and perinatal care that your physicians provided.

Just as in any other medical negligence case, there are two main challenges: first, to prove that an action or omission by a member of your delivery team was a departure from a recognized standard of care among Pennsylvania doctors or nurses. Next, we need to establish a causal link between the medical error and the infant's injuries. Many medical malpractice cases fail because of weak or unclear evidence on the causation issue.

Additionally, we devote careful attention to the issue of damages. We make sure that your damages demand includes all of the losses and future expenses you are likely to incur in caring for a child with disabilities. We then do everything possible to collect that amount through settlement or jury verdict. Please visit our birth injury case summaries page for a small sample of the birth injury cases we have handled.

Find Out What Went Wrong In Your Situation

Our firm's birth injury litigation practice is selective, and we invariably devote a great deal of time and investigative resources to the evaluation of your case even before we accept it. If we decline your case, you'll get a detailed explanation of the legal and medical reasons. If we take your case on, you can count on us for highly professional advocacy and attentive client service.

Call 814-240-3339 Today To Get The Help You Need

We represent people with birth injury claims in Pennsylvania and New York. For more information about our approach to these cases, contact Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler in Erie for a free consultation.