Hoffer v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Verdict: On November 2, 2012, after a two week trial, a Philadelphia jury awarded 12.6 million dollars to a child who suffered severe brain injury due to the neglect of his health care providers. When his mother was 38 weeks pregnant, the baby had flipped around inside her, for the first time in a “breech” position rather than head down. The midwife diagnosed this during a routine visit, but failed to call a physician to attempt to externally turn the baby. Instead, she was discharged without care, and scheduled for a cesarean section.
The birth of your baby is supposed to be a beautiful and happy event. Yet, for some new parents, birth trauma can lead to brain damage, nerve damage or a stillborn child. In some cases, birth trauma could have been prevented or lessened by medical staff. If you believe your infant was injured due to the fault of a medical professional, contact our firm. During this difficult time, allow The Beasley Firm to handle the complexities and challenges of pursuing litigation. In the last 55+ years, our team of Philadelphia birth injury lawyers has staunchly represented the families of infants injured during a traumatic birth. We have set the record for the two largest verdicts the field of medical malpractice. Our dedication to hard work and justice on behalf of our clients has led to our history of success. To date, we have obtained over $2 billion in verdicts and settlements, including tens of millions for birth injury victims. You can count on us to do everything in our power to make sure you receive the strongest representation possible.
Even though birth is a natural process, there are many problems that can arise during labor and delivery. Your obstetrician (OB), nurse midwife, or doctor should diagnose and treat any potential birth problems before it is too late. Here at The Beasley Firm, our experienced birth injury team has extensive knowledge in evaluating labor and delivery malpractice cases. We have experience in birth injury cases that have been caused by:
The best way to prevent a birth injury is to diagnose any potential problem before delivery starts. Physicians, obstetricians (OB), and nurse midwives should conduct thorough prenatal assessments and any ultrasound testing, non-stress tests, stress tests, or biophysical profiles necessary to check on the status of the baby before a birth problem arises.
When you retain the help of Philadelphia birth injury attorneys from The Beasley Firm, you not only benefit from legal expertise, but medical expertise as well. Our firm works closely with medical professionals, including two NICU nurses who have witnessed thousands of births. We overlook nothing in our pursuit of just compensation on your behalf. We prepare every case for trial so that you benefit from strong representation from the very start. Our history of success has established us as a firm with a reputation for excellence, hard work, and reliability. Even our opposition knows that when we take a case, it will be well-prepared for trial.
Call (215) 866-2424 to speak with a birth injury lawyer who can walk you through a free case evaluation and further discuss your case.
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