During the pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn periods, both the mother and the baby need to be constantly monitored for dangerous conditions like hypoxia and fetal distress. When they are not, devastating results such as cerebral palsy, nerve damage, brain damage, or death can occur. If you suspect your child was injured by medical malpractice during the pregnancy, birth, or after your child was born, we can help. We have decades of experience helping families just like your’s.
A Strong Medical and Legal Team to Win Your Battle
Since 1958, the Beasley Firm has successfully litigated pregnancy and birth injury cases, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for children who need lifelong care. In addition to our experienced attorneys, we also have on staff two physicians and three registered nurses, two of them that specialized in maternal and neonatal care. Our collective knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania history, $100 million and $55 million, and the largest punitive damage award against a physician in Pennsylvania, $15 million, as well as hundreds of other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements.
In Fallon v. Snyder, a jury awarded $37 million after a six week long medical negligence case, in which we proved that the doctor caring for the premature baby in the delivery room put the breathing tube into the baby’s esophagus instead of the lungs, causing the baby to suffer oxygen deprivation, hypoxia, and severe brain damage.
In a confidential case, we obtained a $5 million settlement for a baby injured during heart surgery when the doctors cooled the child too fast, permitting the brain to still be warm, and in need of oxygen, before the heart was stopped.
In a confidential case, we obtained a $4.5 million settlement for a baby who had a congenital heart defect that went undiagnosed for two years. Soon after the baby was born, a resident doctor requested a CT scan of the child’s airway, but the attending doctor refused, stubbornly believing his own incorrect diagnosis.
Given our expertise in this area, other lawyers nationwide often refer their cerebral palsy and brain damage cases to us, including lawyers who advertise nationally for birth injury cases. We work on birth injury lawsuits every day, helping other families just like your family investigate and understand the cause of their children’s disabilities, and obtain fair compensation for their child’s preventable injuries.
Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth Malpractice Lawsuits
Over the last 50 years, we have successfully represented both mothers and babies in physician and hospital negligence incidents that involved:
- brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy),
- cerebral palsy,
- shoulder dystocia and Erb’s palsy,
- fractures of the neck or spine,
- Group B strep infections,
- injuries from vacuum or forcep use,
- incompetent cervix,
- premature labor,
- prolonged rupture of membranes,
- prolapsed umbilical cord,
- breech birth,
- bleeding in the brain,
- twin-to-twin transfusion,
- high bilirubin levels,
- gestational diabetes,
- hypoglycemia / low blood sugar in babies,
- placental abruption,
- post-partum bleeding,
- Pitocin induced injuries,
- seizures, and
If you or your baby has been injured during pregnancy, labor or birth, please talk with our birth injury legal team by using this contact form or calling our firm at 1-(888) 823-5291 for a free, confidential consultation.
Please also read our blog posts about birth injuries.