Birth Injuries

Philadelphia Birth Injury Attorney

A Trusted Medical Malpractice Law Firm Serving Pennsylvania

Birth injuries are among the most challenging and emotionally difficult personal injury cases around. Not only can birth injuries create lasting physical impairments and limitations for children, they can also cause tremendous emotional and financial burdens for parents and loved ones. Unfortunately, birth injuries - particularly those caused by negligence - are more common than most may think. According to statistics from the National Healthcare Quality Report (AHRQ), roughly 6 to 8 out of every 1,000 infants born in the U.S. have a birth injury.

If your child was injured by the negligent, careless or insufficient actions of a healthcare professional, it is important to understand that you have rights. With the help of a Philadelphia birth injury lawyer from Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, you can fight to recover the level of compensation that you need and deserve—not only for the financial losses that you have suffered, but also for the pain, suffering and lifelong consequences that your family has been forced to endure.

Why Hire Shrager, Spivey & Sachs?

  • We've recovered millions of dollars for our clients
  • We will get you started with a free consultation
  • We bring 80+ years of legal experience to the table
  • We have handled thousands of cases since 1978
We’ve Recovered Millions for Birth Injury Victims

At Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, we have recovered several multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements in birth injury cases.

  • $4,000,000.00 settlement: the child was deprived of oxygen for more than 20 minutes
  • $2,290,000.00 settlement: the doctor tore the baby’s spinal cord nerves during delivery
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement: the doctor failed to prevent a shoulder injury during delivery

Why You Should File a Birth Injury Claim

When complications arise during birth, they are often caused or exacerbated by the insufficient actions of the attending medical staff. Unfortunately, one single error on the part of a doctor or nurse can result in lifelong consequences for the victim. In many cases, they will never fully recover.

Some of the most common birth injuries include:

  • Brachial Plexus Palsy - Brachial plexus palsy, also known as Erb’s palsy, is a birth injury that occurs when the nerves of the brachial plexus have been damaged. These nerves affect control of arm muscles. Brachial plexus palsy can happen during difficult births and when a newborn’s head, neck, and shoulder are stretched during delivery.
  • Cerebral Palsy - Cerebral palsy, which refers to a number of neurological disorders, is considered one of the most serious birth injuries. It is caused by a lack of oxygen to a baby’s brain during birth.
  • Bone Fractures - Bone fractures are common birth injuries, especially those involving collarbones and arms. Fractures can be serious matters in newborns, whether they are caused by medical malpractice or not.
  • Cephalohematoma - Cephalohematoma refers to bleeding between the skull and the membrane underneath the skin. In some cases, it can be caused by negligence during labor and birth, including improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors.
  • Perinatal Asphyxia - Another birth injury caused by a deprivation of oxygen, perinatal asphyxia involves a child who has stopped breathing, which can lead to anoxia or hypoxia.

Don’t Wait to Call Shrager, Spivey & Sachs

By taking legal action after your child suffers a birth injury, you are striving to accomplish two goals: ensuring that you will be able to pursue the ongoing medical care that your child deserves, and promoting the accountability of the healthcare workers who were involved. We can help you pursue these goals. Our team has 80+ years of experience and a reputation for effective representation in difficult medical malpractice cases. You can be sure that we are ready to provide the help that you need.


Your initial consultation is 100% free & confidential. Call us today at (888)899-0652.