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In many cases, birth injuries are preventable, and are caused by medical negligence. If your doctor or another medical professional’s action or inaction caused your child to suffer an unnecessary injury like cerebral palsy, you have the right to hold them responsible. A Reading birth injury lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help you. We represent people in Reading and throughout Berks County who have suffered because of medical negligence. We have won numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. Let us help you and your family.

We will listen to your story, give you advice, read and explain your legal rights – at no charge. We only get paid when we win your case, so you have nothing to lose. Our lawyers group is here to serve you. Call, chat live, or fill out our contact form today to get started.

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How Does a Reading Birth Injury Lawsuit Work?

The Reading Birth Injury lawyers at Munley law can help if your child suffered a birth injuryA birth injury can have lifelong consequences for your child and your entire family. In addition to the physical pain and discomfort your child may experience, birth injuries can cause significant financial strain. A birth injury lawsuit seeks to compensate you and your child for their pain and suffering, as well as the costs of medical treatment; ongoing speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy; adaptive equipment and home modifications; and other related expenses. The goal of obtaining financial compensation for these losses is to give you the resources you need to improve your child’s quality of life and ensure they get the care they need.

The defendant in a birth injury case might be your obstetrician, the doctor or nurse who delivered the baby, the hospital itself, or anyone else who was responsible for your baby’s care and contributed to their injury.

To determine the exact cause of your child’s injury and identify the at-fault parties, your lawyer will work with a physician and/or medical experts to review your child’s medical records and the mother’s records. Then, we will calculate not only the costs you have incurred thus far but the total costs you are likely to incur over the course of your child’s lifetime.

Next, we will draft a demand letter stating the amount of money we demand on your behalf. Then we will build your case and file a complaint in the appropriate court of law. We will conduct discovery and negotiate with the defendant until a settlement is reached. If they do not agree to a settlement, we will take your case to trial.

Types of Birth Injuries

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There are many different types of birth injuries. Some of the most common types of birth trauma include:

  • Cerebral palsy – a group of disorders that affect motor function, balance, and posture
  • Erb’s palsy – a form of brachial plexus caused by injury to the infant’s shoulder
  • Brachial plexus – weakness or paralysis in parts of the infant’s arm due to an injury to the brachial plexus during the birthing process
  • Perinatal asphyxia – oxygen deprivation leading to brain damage
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Brain injury

Many birth injuries result from some form of oxygen deprivation or nerve damage resulting in paralysis. Cerebral Palsy is the most common form of birth injury, and can present in different ways, ranging from mild to severe disability.

Causes of Birth Injuries in Reading, PA

Birth injuries can occur during labor and delivery, or much earlier. Causes of birth injuries include:

Failure to detect signs of fetal distress

  • Failure to respond to a mother’s complaints of pain, bleeding, or other complications
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Improper use of forceps during delivery
  • Delaying or failing to perform a Cesarean section
  • Umbilical cord complications, resulting in oxygen deprivation
  • Failing to adequately monitor the mother or baby’s heartbeat during the pregnancy, labor, and delivery
  • Failure to order or perform sufficient prenatal testing

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