Your Family’s Advocate Following Birth Injuries
If someone in your family has suffered a birth injury, it is important to know your legal rights. If the injury was caused by the negligence of an obstetrician, nurse, midwife or other medical professional, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses.
At John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., we have extensive experience handling birth injury and medical malpractice claims for clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. Whether the child, mother or both have suffered due to negligent medical care, we are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Standing Up For Victims Of Delivery Injuries
We handle a broad range of birth injury claims, including those involving:
- Cerebral palsy
- Perinatal asphyxia
- Gestational diabetes
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Delayed or emergency cesarean sections
- Erb’s palsy
- Developmental delays
- Resuscitation errors
- Untreated infections
- Anal/sphincter injuries
Attorney John A. Caputo and our legal team are highly knowledgeable about the causes of birth injuries. We aggressively pursue the facts to determine how the injury took place and to identify all liable parties.
We thoroughly assess damages in birth injury claims against healthcare providers to ensure that injured children and their families have the financial resources they need to meet today’s and tomorrow’s needs.
Frequently Asked Birth Injury Questions
You deserve to be informed of these risks and the process of helping your baby. Through our decades of experience, we have answered countless questions related to birth injuries, and we are always available to you with responsive help from an attorney.
Here are some frequently asked questions we receive from concerned parents like you:
What is a birth injury?
A birth injury is any injury your baby receives during the delivery process or their initial stay in the hospital following their birth, often qualifying as medical negligence from a medical provider. Babies most often suffer types of birth injuries to their brain, heart or body that can result in a hypoxic brain injury or other brain damage, paralysis or hypertension.
Why do I need a lawyer to file birth injury lawsuits?
Without birth injury lawyers, you may be unable to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your baby’s birth injuries. Hospitals are quick to settle birth injury claims by offering families a lump sum payment before they are fully informed of their right to recovery.
What kinds of damages can I expect to receive?
The amount of money you could receive as compensation depends on the nature and severity of your baby’s birth injury. This amount varies on a case-by-case basis, but your lawyer will work closely with you to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your case.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
The length of time it could take to resolve your case will vary based on your needs. Some cases are resolved quickly, while others take years. As a law firm, it is our job to ensure that you understand the process and are comfortable with each step along the way. Ultimately, our focus is on meeting your needs in a timely and responsive manner, so you and your baby obtain a just result.