Birth Injury Lawyers and Birth Injury Attorneys

Because they deal with newborn infants, birth injuries are particularly tragic. Complications during pregnancy or delivery, combined with errors or medical malpractice on the part of the doctor or medical staff, can result in permanent and irreversible damage to the baby. Some of the more serious birth injuries include:

  • Paralysis
  • Brain damage
  • Bone fractures

Causes of a birth injury lawsuit include the failure of a physician to react properly to signs of patient distress, as well as providing substandard care during pregnancy or the birth process. Many birth injuries involved brain injury or brain damage and some can even result in death.  Not all birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice; sometimes even the most competent and reasonable actions cannot prevent injury. There are also less serious instances of birth injury, including skin abrasions, minor bruising, or swelling of the scalp. Combined, major and minor birth injuries account for nearly 6 in every 1000 births in the United States.

Birth Injury Legal Guide and Information

Find Birth Injury Resources and Information

Types of Birth Injuries and Their Causes
A list of the developmental defects resulting from birth injuries. 
Treatment and Care
Information on the forms of treatment for children with cerebral palsy due to birth injury.
Answers and Information
Answers to frequently asked questions about Birth Injury.
Legal Issues
An overview of the legal issues relating to Birth Injury.
Cerebral Palsy
An overview of the types of cerebral palsy, treatment options, signs of cerebral palsy and how to care for a child with a cerebral palsy birth injury.

Birth Injury Attorney Videos

Birth Injury Official Links

Birth Injury- EMedicine
Provides general information about birth injuries and other resources.
Birth Injury - United Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia
Homepage to the United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia organization.
Cerebral Palsy Information - NINDS
Cerebral palsy resource for treatment, prognosis, research and clinical trials from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Paralysis - Medline
Overview of paralysis.