Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyers
Philadelphia birth injury lawyers at Fox Law understand the need for answers and support following a birth injury. Birth injury may cause physically, emotionally, and financially life-long effects. In 2010, a study of more than 700,000 births found that infant deaths and admission to the neonatal intensive care units were 47% higher during night time deliveries. These notable statistics are in line with all admissions in to the intensive care units, leading researchers to conclude that staff fatigue or experience level may be a factor.
Birth injury lawsuits arise when babies are injured during birth or before birth by the careless or intentional acts of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider. When these actions cause an injury to a baby (but the actions do not rise to the level of a crime), they are said to be a “tort,” or civil wrong, which can provide the basis for a lawsuit.
When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury, and may be made to pay the injured person compensatory damages. Compensatory damages attempt to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. For a young child this can include future and past medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of a normal life and loss of future earnings depending on the type of injury the child suffered.
Fox Law Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyers welcome you to contact us for a prompt and free consultation regarding your birth injury case.
No case is too big or too small for an evaluation. Fox Law welcomes the opportunity to represent you. In your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated. If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing. We carry all of the costs and assume all of the risks when we accept your case.
FOX LAW is conveniently located at Two Logan Square in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to Philadelphia County, we serve Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Allentown, and Reading Pennsylvania. For your convenience, John Fox makes house calls, when necessary.