Erie, Pennsylvania, Birth Injury Attorneys
A young professional couple, expecting their first child, received their prenatal and birth care from an Erie obstetrician. Multiple medical errors and acts of medical negligence resulted in the death of the full-term baby. Attorney William Weichler filed a medical malpractice case on behalf of the couple. Following a jury trial, the defendants were ordered to pay nearly $4.1 million in damages to the estate of the deceased baby and her parents.
An expectant mother went into labor and the baby had shoulder dystocia (a condition wherein the baby’s shoulders become stuck on the mother’s pubic bone, meaning the baby could not be delivered vaginally.) A delayed reaction to the shoulder dystocia, excessive traction placed on the baby’s head and a delayed cesarean section resulted in physical injury to the brachial plexus nerves at the base of the baby’s neck. This resulted in a permanent impairment of the baby’s left arm and side. Before trial, attorney William Weichler was able to obtain a favorable settlement for the baby.
The firm represented a baby who suffered a severe and permanent birth injury at a local hospital when hospital employees and the attending OB-GYN specialist did not timely recognize and treat a prolapsed umbilical cord condition. The lack of oxygen resulted in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy that caused permanent brain damage. This case was resolved immediately prior to trial with a high six-figure settlement.
When hospital employees and attending OB-GYN specialists failed to timely recognize, diagnose and treat the mother of a baby boy as having gestational diabetes, the baby suffered a permanent birth injury. Due to the baby’s large size, his oxygen supply was limited. Had the gestational diabetes been treated, the injury could have been avoided. The firm resolved this case immediately prior to trial with a seven-figure settlement.
Contact An Experienced Birth Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured and you believe that medical malpractice is to blame, contact us today for a free case evaluation at 814-240-3339. Our experienced attorneys have handled many birth injury cases in Erie and the surrounding area.