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What Compensation Is Available?

Financial Compensation for Birth Injuries

If you or your child was injured during the birthing process, and that injury was caused by hospital, nursing or doctor malpractice, you may be able to successfully seek compensation. The financial compensation available to families coping with a birth injury includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical costs for the treatment and care of the birth injury victim
  • Financial damages for lost earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Necessary medications
  • And proper care

Additional compensation for wrongful death may be available if your child passed away as the result of the birth injury.

Determining Fair Birth Injury Compensation

Nobody can know for sure how a serious birth injury will affect a child throughout his or her life. This will depend on the seriousness of the birth injury and your child's response to treatment, including rehabilitative therapy and medications. But, while it is hopeful that a child will suffer as little effects as possible, it is always best to consider the worst-case scenario when determining a reasonable compensation amount.

When filing a birth injury lawsuit, a medical malpractice attorney will consult with medical professionals who can testify as to the severity and possible long-term effects of the injury. It is helpful to predict any future surgeries, necessary medications, along with developmental challenges the child will face. Life care planners help calculate the financial costs of caring for and raising the child, taking into consideration any special medical and developmental needs. The result is a determined amount that will help parents and guardians provide for a child suffering from Erb's Palsy, cerebral palsy, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and other childbirth injuries.

No amount of compensation can ever erase the damage caused by a birth injury. But personal injury law can provide the means you need to give your child as normal a life as possible. A verdict or settlement in your favor can reduce the stress and worry parents often feel, allowing your family to live a lifestyle that would not be possible without proper compensation.

Learn More

To learn more about claiming compensation, contact the The Birth Injury Team — a subsidiary of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., skilled in birth injury cases. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience representing the rights of parents and guardians caring for a child with special needs. We work closely with a group of medical professionals, who can provide valuable insight into your child's birth condition.

To discuss your needs with a member of our team, contact our office, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We serve clients across the United States.


Located in Philadelphia, Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, serves clients in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and throughout the United States.

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