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Birth Injuries – Child | Children

Whenever an infant is harmed by the actions or inactions of a doctor or other healthcare professional, medical malpractice may have occurred.

Injuries sustained during child birth and during early childhood years. If your child has suffered such a traumatic event, it could be beneficial to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney at McLaughlin & Lauricella.

The 5 Most Tragic Birth Injuries in Philadelphia & Elsewhere

As if going through labor were not difficult enough, parents must also worry about birth injuries. Although labor and delivery do not always go as we imagine they should—or planned they would—and medical accidents can and do happen, in some cases a birth injury is entirely preventable. It is these preventable birth injuries that can devastate [...]

Top 10 Most Common Birth Injuries

Whenever an infant is harmed by the actions or inactions of a doctor or other healthcare professional, medical malpractice may have occurred. Related Pages & Articles: McLaughlin & Lauricella - Pennsylvania & New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers Common Birth Injuries 5 Most Tragic Birth Injuries The top 10 most common birth injuries associated with medical malpractice [...]

More than 65,000 Young Patients are the Victims of Medication Errors Each Year

When young patients must receive medical care, it rarely even crosses their worried parents' minds that their child could receive improper medication or an improper dosage for their weight or age. Medication errors can also include drugs which interact negatively with another prescribed medication. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, reported that a medication [...]

Pennsylvania Birth Injuries Compensation: What You’re Entitled To

For all parents, the birth of a child is cause for celebration. While no one expects childbirth to be particularly easy, parents do not anticipate complications during labor or injuries during childbirth. When newborn infants spend the precious first moments of their lives being resuscitated, followed by days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a [...]

Common Birth Injuries Affect Thousands of Families Each Year

Birth injuries affect thousands of families each year, and although some injuries can be treated successfully without impacting the child's quality of life, others can be long-lasting. Birth injuries arise from when a physician fails to do what is needed to protect the life of the unborn child or causes injury during the birthing process. Related [...]

Rory’s Law: A Push for the Safety of Kids in the Emergency Room

On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Rory Staunton dove for a basketball in gym class, scrapping his arm in the process.  Deemed a minor injury, the wound was patched up with a Band Aid and brushed off by Rory, who didn't bother telling his mother until much later that evening. However, the next day he found himself [...]

Birth Injuries Demand Lifetime Care

We all enjoy the cameras, the balloons, and the joy that comes with a new baby, but childbirth is actually a potentially dangerous event.  While the vast majority of pregnancies end without complication, a significant number are associated with potentially life-threatening and life-altering peril. Conditions such as placental abruption and preeclampsia can pose serious risks to [...]