If the medical professional delivering your baby used forceps incorrectly, causing you or your baby to suffer injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The injuries to your baby (or to you) can result in a delayed recovery or a permanent disability. This is not fair and you deserve to explore your options for legal action. A Pittsburgh forceps delivery lawyer from Berger and Green can help you.
At Berger and Green, we work on a contingency-fee basis. This means you can afford an attorney—we only collect attorney’s fees if we secure compensation for you. Because of our free case evaluation, you have nothing to lose by reaching out to a member of our team today.
Take action for the harm a negligent medical professional caused you and your baby. Call us now at (412) 661-1400.
What You Need to Know About Forceps Delivery and Liability
Medical professionals typically use forceps if the baby is unable to progress through the birth canal and the mother can no longer push, according to Healthline. The use of forceps is dangerous to the baby, due to the potential for the following types of harm:
- Skull fracture
- Bleeding in the skull
- Facial palsy
There is also the risk for serious harm for the mother, including:
- Tears in the genital tract
- Injuries to the bladder or urethra
- Anemia, due to blood loss during delivery
If your baby suffered a skull or serious facial injury due to negligence by the doctor delivering your baby, they may be liable for medical malpractice.
A Pittsburgh forceps delivery lawyer can provide the legal representation you want during this most stressful time. Caring for a newborn requires your full attention, likely leaving you no time to deal with the details of your case.
To learn if you have a possible case of malpractice, call Berger and Green now for a free case evaluation: (412) 661-1400.
Possible Recoverable Compensation in Your Forceps Birth Injury Case
Insurance companies are often eager to settle cases for the least amount of money possible. Their ultimate goal is to protect their best interests and not yours.
Injuries to your baby, to you, or to both of you may require a lengthier hospital stay and multiple follow up appointments. The initial amount offered by the insurance company may not be enough to cover your future medical care needs.
At Berger and Green, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies and how to recognize their various tactics to delay or deny a fair settlement. We are always prepared to go to trial if we must in order to secure the compensation you deserve.
Each case is different and the outcome of your case depends upon the circumstances of your baby’s birth. Types of possible compensation may include:
- Medical costs: Including any ongoing costs for you and your baby, such as therapies or prescription medications
- Lost wages: If your or your baby’s injuries prevents you from returning to work after your maternity leave
- Lost earning capacity
- Other related expenses
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
If you or your baby suffered serious harm due to the use of forceps, seek justice. Recovering compensation may help you move forward from this difficult experience.
For a free legal consultation with a forceps delivery lawyer serving Pittsburgh, call (412) 661-1400
How Our Team Can Help with Your Case
Our team is unafraid to take on large insurance companies or opposing lawyers representing medical facilities. The arrival of your child deserved the best care possible.
If your doctor or another medical professional caused you or your baby harm by using forceps during delivery, a Pittsburgh forceps deliver lawyer can help you.
When our team takes on your case, we will handle the following:
Identify All Liable Parties
Several different parties may be liable for your injuries. We will identify all parties against which we can file a claim.
We will gather evidence on your behalf to build a robust claim against the liable party(s). This evidence might include:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Any prior complaints against the doctor or hospitalization
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert witness testimony
- Your testimony
We will use this evidence to establish how the doctor’s failure to uphold their industry’s standard of care caused your baby to suffer injuries.
Negotiate With the Medical Professional or Facility’s Insurer
Once we have drawn up and issued our demand, the other party’s insurer will likely issue a counteroffer. This counteroffer is typically much less than the amount to which you are entitled. We will negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf.
If the insurer fails to offer a fair settlement, we are not afraid to represent you at trial.
Pittsburgh Forceps Delivery Lawyer Near Me (412) 661-1400
You Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit
Per 42 Pa. CSA § 5524, you only have two years to file a lawsuit; however, several factors can affect when this time limit begins running. This is another complex part of the process. Filing your personal injury lawsuit before the deadline is important for not missing your chance at possible compensation.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work collecting and reviewing important evidence.
Get Help from Berger and Green Today
Let our team handle the details, deadlines, and insurance companies. While we will work hard to resolve your case in a timely manner, we will not stop until we secure a fair settlement. The team at Berger and Green cares about your experience and wants to hold those responsible for your harm accountable for their negligence.
As personal injury lawyers, we take great pride in helping accident and personal injury victims obtain justice. We are ready to put our knowledge and resources to work for you. We require no deposit or retainer for our services. We only collect our fee if we win your case. Call Berger and Green now for a free case evaluation at (412) 661-1400.