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Pittsburgh Lawyers Handling Birth Injury Cases

Birth injuries represent some of the most tragic cases that exist. In a very short period of time, the great of joy expecting a new addition to the family can be shattered when the parents learn that their newborn child has suffered serious injury.

I'm attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident. We are lawyers who represent families in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered birth-related injuries such as:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stillbirth
  • Erb's palsy
  • Prematurity
  • Uterine rupture
  • Placental abruptions
  • Spastic quadriplegia
  • Hypoxic encephalopathy and other brain injuries
  • Vacuum extractor injuries

The Doctor Must Pay Attention!

Once an expectant mom goes into labor, the baby has to make a very important journey through the birth canal. While mother nature has done a great job in designing that passageway, the doctor has to "listen" to the mother and the child during the labor and delivery process to make sure everything goes as planned. Although babies can't talk, they do give off warning signs through fetal heart monitors and other equipment that are attached to them. However, the doctor must be willing to "listen" to what the baby is saying through that equipment and, most importantly, the doctor must stand ready to do whatever is necessary to make sure that the baby's journey through the birth canal is as safe as possible. Often, that means that an emergency Caesarian section must be done to rescue the baby if the warning signs indicate that the baby is having problems.

What makes birth injuries particularly tragic is that the child's mental abilities are often intact and thus you have a normal mind trapped within a very abnormal body.

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A Lawsuit Provides Compensation ... And More

We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member ... mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.

We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Birth injury cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.

Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the doctor or hospital that caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.

Our Experience With Birth Injury Cases

Over the past 30 years, our lawyers at Gismondi & Associates have successfully handled a variety of birth injury cases:

  • A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a newborn child who was rendered a spastic quadriplegic as a result of a delay in performing a cesarean section following the signs of a uterine rupture.
  • A large seven-figure recovery on behalf of a newborn who suffered brain trauma due to a vacuum extractor being applied too aggressively during delivery.
  • A million-dollar recovery on behalf of a young child who suffered permanent kidney damage as a result of errors during delivery.
  • A six-figure recovery on behalf of a young child who suffered Erb's palsy, a nerve injury to the arm during delivery.
  • A significant six-figure award on behalf of parents whose child was stillborn due to the doctor's failure to diagnose and treat premature labor.

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If your family has suffered a birth injury, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-1255. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our law office is in Pittsburgh and our attorneys handle medical malpractice cases throughout Pennsylvania.

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