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Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Philadelphia

Medical Malpractice

Thousands of people in the United States die each year as the result of medical error. According to a comprehensive and highly regarded hospital study by Harvard University, more than one million people suffer injuries each year as a result of mistakes caused by medical service providers such as, doctors, anesthesiologists, residents, nurses, technicians and malfunctioning medical devices. Medical malpractice also occurs in other settings, such as doctor’s offices or nursing homes. Most of the victims never know their injury was due to medical error. And most never sue.

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But investigations into such personal injury cases often reveal medical malpractice on the part of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. And many lead to successful medical malpractice lawsuits. Whether failure to timely diagnose disease, inattention to patients or birth injuries due to negligence the results are often catastrophic. Patients suffer injuries ranging from birth defects to brain damage to spinal cord injuries. In many cases, the patient dies.

Get a Free evaluation of your medical malpractice case by our Philadelphia Malpractice Attorney. You pay our firm nothing, unless our Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Philadelphia recovers.

If you or a loved were the victim of medical malpractice, learn your rights today by contacting our Philadelphia Malpractice Attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald A. Blumfield call 215-569-3900 or email us via the contact form above.

Medical Malpractice and Birth Defects

The birth of a child is normally one of the most anticipated and exciting days for a family. Most families don’t imagine that their child will be born with a birth injury or defect. The Center for Disease Control reports that birth defects are the leading cause of death for infants in the United States. The Cleveland Clinic reports “two to three percent of live-born infants show one or more significant defects at birth.”

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While most birth defects are the result of a genetic abnormality, many birth defects and injuries can be caused by a doctor’s negligence during the delivery of your child or the hospital’s failure to monitor your child in the days following birth. Unfortunately, many instances of fetal distress, one of the leading causes of birth defects, goes untreated by obstetricians during labor. Cesarean sections provide an additional risk to both the mother and child during labor. According to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford, the use of forceps during delivery can lead to facial paralysis in which pressure on the child’s face during delivery causes the facial nerve to be injured and results in no movement on the side of the baby’s face when crying. If the nerve is torn, surgery may be necessary to correct this injury. A doctor can also cause nerve damage to your child during labor. Known as Brachial Palsy, this injury is often caused when the doctor has trouble delivering the baby’s shoulder. If the nerve is torn during the labor process, which can be caused if the doctor pulls too hard on one side of the baby, according to LPCH, permanent nerve damage can result.

If your child is born with an injury or birth defect, you may have a claim against the doctor who delivered your child or the hospital where your child was delivered. The Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Philadelphia at the Law Offices of Ronald A. Blumfield will investigate whether or not you have a case.

Exposure to certain environmental hazards can also be a cause of your child’s birth deasfect. Radiation exposure during the first three months of pregnancy can cause microcephlay (a small head), spina bifida, blindness or a cleft palate. Various types of prescribed medication can also cause birth defects, especially when prescribed during the first three months of pregnancy. You may have a claim against a doctor who prescribed you certain medications if those medications can be linked to your child’s birth defect.

Bringing a birth injury or defect claim can be emotionally taxing on you and your family, but the Philadelphia Malpractice Attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald A. Blumfield can help you through this difficult process.

Typically, when dealing with a birth injury or defect claim your child will need to be evaluated by specialized doctors and experts. Your child’s medical records need to be reviewed and expert witnesses need to be hired to offer their educated insight and review of the case as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in these cases and it is important that you hire a well-trained and experienced Pennsylvania Birth Injury Lawyer who knows local laws and will act immediately to protect your and your child’s interests.

Call The Law Offices of Ronald A. Blumfield at 215-569-3900 or fill out the contact information to your right to receive your FREE consultation. A birth injury attorney is available to assist you immediately. Many victims never get the settlement they deserve because they are unsure if they have a claim. Don’t hesitate—Contact the Law Offices of Ronald A. Blumfield today! Let our family take care of your family!

Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

Three year old child went to a major Hospital in Philadelphia over the holidays. The child was seen by a pediatric cardiologist, and records were available to that doctor that the child had a congenital heart condition.

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The doctor examined the child and discharged her telling her parents she just had a cold. Later that evening the child's parent's found their three year old daughter's heart had stopped beating and she had passed away. Our Philadelphia Malpractice Attorney was able to recover $1.1 million in a wrongful death suit against the hospital and doctor.

Faulty Hip Replacement (Against a major manufacturer) and Medical Malpractice

Our Philadelphia Hip Replacement Lawyers handled a case where the client had a surgery to replace his hip the hospital installed a hip replacement device. This hip replacement device featured ceramic cups and metal sockets. The Hip replacement company recalled the hip replacement device because of concerns with the its design. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Philadelphia represented the client against the major manufacturer and was able to obtain a large financial settlement for the client.

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