Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyer

At Sokolove Law, our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers have decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases and holding negligent health care professionals accountable for the harm they caused.

We’ve recovered over $905 Million for the families of injured children nationwide. Find out if you may be able to seek justice on your child’s behalf through the birth injury lawsuit process.

Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your Philadelphia Birth Injury Law Firm?

Since 1979, Sokolove Law has fought for families impacted by birth injuries — and we’ve recovered more than $905 Million on their behalf.

Our birth injury lawyers in Philadelphia have the resources and skills needed to investigate the cause of your child’s injury and hold negligent health care professionals accountable.

There are no upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers. We only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Additionally, we have registered nurses on staff who can listen to your story and answer any questions you may have.

You don’t have to navigate this alone. Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if we may be able to help your family. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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Common Birth Injuries in Philadelphia, PA

A birth injury refers to a physical injury that a child suffers before, during, or shortly after delivery.

It’s estimated that 1 out of 143 babies are injured at birth each year in the United States.

Birth injuries can vary in severity, with some healing shortly after birth, and others requiring a lifetime of care.

There are many different types of birth injuries, including:

  • Cephalohematoma, when blood accumulates between the baby’s scalp and skull
  • Cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that can affect a baby’s nervous system and brain
  • Erb’s palsy, when the brachial plexus nerves near the shoulder are damaged
  • Facial nerve injuries or paralysis
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a lack of blood or oxygen to the brain
  • Injuries to the brain or brain damage
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Skull and/or bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Untreated jaundice, which can lead to kernicterus, a form of brain damage from a buildup of bilirubin

If your child suffered a birth injury, it may have been caused by a medical professional’s error or their failure to properly respond to a situation.

We can help you determine if malpractice or negligence may have occurred. Call (800) 995-1212 now to speak with our compassionate team.

Examples of Medical Malpractice & Birth Injuries

When a doctor or health care provider fails to follow accepted standards of care or makes a mistake, they can cause harm to a child, which is known as medical malpractice.

While there are different causes of birth injuries, many of these injuries are unfortunately caused by preventable medical errors.

Medical mistakes that can result in birth injuries include not:

  • Accurately interpreting X-rays
  • Performing a necessary C-section
  • Properly monitoring the baby during labor and delivery
  • Responding to signs of fetal distress
  • Using medical instruments like forceps or vacuum extractors correctly during delivery

At Sokolove Law, we have a team of registered nurses on staff with decades of labor and delivery experience. They can help parents understand if medical malpractice or negligence may be responsible for their child’s condition.

Kristin Proctor, Registered Nurse with Sokolove Law

“What I’ve learned from working in the hospital is what is supposed to happen during a normal delivery. It helps me spot the red flags or situations that could potentially cause an injury to a child or mother.”
– Kristin Proctor, Registered Nurse with Sokolove Law

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  • Determine if malpractice took place
  • Find out about treatment options
  • See if you qualify for compensation
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How a Birth Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia Can Help

As a national birth injury law firm, Sokolove Law has decades of experience helping parents across the country pursue compensation for their child’s birth injuries.

If you have a case, our lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your family.

Our birth injury attorneys in Philadelphia can:

  • Determine if you may be able to take legal action during a free case review
  • Investigate your child’s injury and gather evidence to prove it could have been prevented
  • File your Philadelphia birth injury lawsuit within any state-specific deadlines
  • Negotiate a birth injury settlement with the defendants
  • Fight on your behalf in court before a judge and jury if a settlement isn’t reached

Working with an experienced Philadelphia birth injury attorney can help level the playing field against the hospitals, insurance companies, and doctors that may be standing between you and the justice your child deserves.

Let us handle the legal legwork for you and pursue compensation for your child’s care. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started.

Our Past Philadelphia Birth Injury Settlements

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $905 Million in birth injury compensation for families across the country, including those in Philadelphia.

Our past birth injury settlements and verdicts in Pennsylvania include:

  • $10.4 Million for a child with cerebral palsy
  • $8.9 Million for a Philadelphia child who developed CP due to a birth injury
  • $2.75 Million to the family of a child with Erb’s palsy
  • $1.5 Million for a Philadelphia child with an arm fracture and brachial plexus palsy from birth

Settlement and verdict amounts are determined by various factors, including the severity of a child’s birth injury, current and future medical expenses, and other related expenses.

“After a traumatic birth, our daughter faces numerous issues, and I can't work as I need to care for her. Sokolove Law stepped in and helped us fight for justice. With their help, we can breathe a little easier, knowing our daughter's needs will be met.”
– Sokolove Law Birth Injury Client

While there's no guarantee of compensation from a lawsuit, our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers will fight for the most compensation possible in your case.

Let Our Birth Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia Fight for Your Family

At Sokolove Law, we know the confusion and hardship that can follow an unexpected injury, particularly when it’s your child who’s been hurt.

Every Philadelphia birth injury attorney on our team has the resources and skills necessary to stand up for your family and pursue the compensation your child deserves.

Our birth injury attorneys in Philadelphia have: 

  • Over 40 years of experience
  • A proven track record of success, with over $905 Million in birth injury results
  • Registered nurses on staff who can answer any questions you may have
  • No costs for legal services unless we secure compensation for you

Your family matters to us, and we are here to fight on your behalf. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form for a free case review.

Our Pennsylvania Office Location

161 Washington Street, Suite 940
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Philadelphia Birth Injury Attorney FAQs

What is the average payout for a birth injury?

The average birth injury payout is nearly $1 Million, according to The Doctors Company.

Many of our birth injury cases have resulted in families receiving millions of dollars, which can help pay for therapy, medicine, surgery, home accommodations, and other expenses.

Various factors can determine the value of a potential birth injury payout, though there’s never a guarantee of success.

Who can a Philadelphia birth injury attorney help?

A Philadelphia birth injury attorney may be able to help you if:

  • Your child suffered an injury before, during, or shortly after being born
  • Their injury was the result of a preventable medical error

Find out if you have a case now for free by calling (800) 995-1212 now.

How much does a birth injury attorney in Philadelphia charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys can help your family.

What are birth injuries due to negligence?

Birth injuries due to negligence are preventable injuries caused by a medical professional’s mistake.

Philadelphia birth injuries that may be caused by medical negligence or malpractice include:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain injuries
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Facial nerve injury or paralysis
  • Fetal distress or lack of oxygen in the brain
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Injuries related to the use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Jaundice and kernicterus
  • Nerve damage
  • Skull fractures or bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stillbirths and death
  • Umbilical cord strangulation

Call (800) 995-1212 now for free help determining if negligence or malpractice may have played a role in your child's injury.

What is the statute of limitations on birth injuries in PA?

You only have a limited amount of time to file a Philadelphia birth injury lawsuit due to state laws known as the statute of limitations, depending on when you discovered your child’s injury.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to sue for a birth injury again.

Get started now before it’s too late. Fill out our contact form for a free legal case review.

Sokolove Law Affiliations & Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Areas We Serve

Our Pennsylvania birth injury lawyers can help children and families across the state, including in:

  • Abington
  • Allentown
  • Altoona
  • Bensalem
  • Bethel Park
  • Bethlehem City
  • Bristol Township
  • Cheltenham
  • Chester City
  • Cranberry Township
  • Erie
  • Falls Township
  • Hampden
  • Harrisburg
  • Haverford
  • Hazleton
  • Hempfield Township
  • Lancaster City
  • Lower Macungie
  • Lower Makefield
  • Lower Merion
  • Lower Paxton
  • Manheim Township
  • McCandless
  • Middletown Township
  • Millcreek Township
  • Monroeville
  • Mount Lebanon
  • Norristown
  • North Huntingdon
  • Northampton Township
  • Penn Hills
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Radnor
  • Reading
  • Ridley
  • Ross Township
  • Scranton
  • Shaler
  • Spring Township
  • State College
  • Tredyffrin
  • Upper Darby
  • Upper Merion
  • Warminster
  • Whitehall Township
  • Wilkes-Barre City
  • York City
  • York Township
  • And more

Philadelphia Neighborhoods We Serve

  • Bridesburg
  • Callowhill
  • Center City
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Chinatown
  • East Falls
  • Fairmount
  • Fox Chase
  • Frankford
  • Germantown
  • Holmesburg
  • Hunting Park
  • Kensington
  • Logan Square
  • Lower North
  • Market East
  • Mount Airy
  • Nicetown-Tioga
  • North Central
  • North Philadelphia‎
  • Northeast Philadelphia‎
  • Northern Liberties
  • Northwest Philadelphia‎
  • Old City
  • Olney-Oak Lane
  • Overbrook
  • Penn Center
  • Penn's Landing‎
  • Poplar
  • Port Richmond
  • Powelton Village
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • Roxborough
  • Society Hill
  • South Philadelphia‎
  • Southwest Center City
  • Southwest Philadelphia
  • Spring Garden
  • Spruce Hill
  • Strawberry Mansion
  • Templetown
  • University City
  • Upper North Philadelphia‎
  • Washington Square West
  • West Oak Lane
  • West Philadelphia‎
  • Wister

Philadelphia Zip Codes We Serve

  • 19102
  • 19103
  • 19104
  • 19106
  • 19107
  • 19109
  • 19110
  • 19111
  • 19112
  • 19113
  • 19114
  • 19115
  • 19116
  • 19118
  • 19119
  • 19120
  • 19121
  • 19122
  • 19123
  • 19124
  • 19125
  • 19126
  • 19127
  • 19128
  • 19129
  • 19130
  • 19131
  • 19132
  • 19133
  • 19134
  • 19135
  • 19136
  • 19137
  • 19138
  • 19139
  • 19140
  • 19141
  • 19142
  • 19143
  • 19144
  • 19145
  • 19146
  • 19147
  • 19148
  • 19149
  • 19150
  • 19151
  • 19152
  • 19153
  • 19154

List of Philadelphia Hospitals and Their Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a letter grade that scores hospitals based on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

When compared to an A-rated hospital, your chance of dying increases by 35% in a B-rated hospital and 88% in a C-rated hospital. This research was conducted at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

  • Chestnut Hill Hospital
    8835 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    3400 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Jefferson Frankford
    4900 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Nazareth Hospital
    2601 Holme Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19152
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
    800 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
    51 N 39th St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Roxborough Memorial Hospital
    5800 Ridge Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Temple University Hospital - Main Campus
    3401 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    111 South 11th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Hospital Safety Grade: B

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  1. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. “How Safe is Your Hospital?” Retrieved from: https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/search?findBy=city&zip_code=&city=Philadelphia&state_prov=PA&hospital=. Accessed on November 8, 2023.
  2. The Doctors Company. “​​Study of Malpractice Claims Involving Children.” Retrieved from: https://www.thedoctors.com/articles/study-of-malpractice-claims-involving-children/. Accessed on November 9, 2023.