Negligent Neonatal Care
Care for your baby after birth is extremely important and if any member of the delivery team fails to provide needed care, the health and safety of your baby may be in jeopardy. Infants may be injured when medical workers perform procedures for which they are not properly trained, fail to properly monitor the condition of the newborn, or miss a vitally important warning sign.
If your baby needs extra care just after birth, he or she may be moved into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In the NICU, neonatologists and neonatal nurses provide specialized care to newborns, however, one of the most common errors in the NICU, the misidentification of babies, is a matter of basic training and following of appropriate procedures. Newborns may receive the wrong medication or procedure as a result of careless identification. These errors can lead to life-threatening consequences and serious birth injury. Our attorneys are able to investigate the care your baby received following birth to determine if their injuries are due to negligent neonatal care.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Offices to Speak with Our Birth Injury Lawyers
If you are unsure whether or not your child has suffered a birth injury, please contact our Pittsburgh office to speak with our birth injury attorneys about your case. Our lawyers have the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate the birth of your child to determine if a medical professional’s actions led to a birth injury.